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Why can't I get a readout on a Kenwood vr615 received

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Why can't I get a readout on a Kenwood vr615 received digital surround sound digatilsorround
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Hello, My name is ***** ***** I'll be assisting you. I'm sorry you're having problems. Please note it can take me a few minutes between replies, so please be patient.

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Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Are you not able to see the display at all, and are the other functions on the receiver working as they should (is there sound, etc.)?

If all else is working as it should, but there's no display, then this could be caused by a software glitch, or even the LED display on the Kenwood having failed.

Please first try unplugging the receiver from power for 10 seconds and plugging it back in as a soft reboot. Then turn it on and check the display. If there's still no display then locate the DIMMER button on the front of the receiver (towards the left side of the panel) and toggle the button 3 times to see if you can get any display at all.

Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

If there's still nothing then the only thing on a user level you can try is to leave the receiver unplugged from power for 60 minutes or longer in the hopes the processor resets. Beyond that this would require hardware repairs made to the Kenwood - more specifically, the display would actually need to be replaced.

The average cost for this type of repair is in the $125 range and a shop can be located at the link below if you'd like:

Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Other than that, a brand new stereo receiver by Sony or Yamaha starts at around $150, or an entry-level home theater receiver - around $250, which is something to consider in lieu of putting $125 into this unit.

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Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

Do you need further assistance with this Larry?

Expert:  Aric replied 10 months ago.

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