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audio out problem

by tintin / April 8, 2006 5:51 PM PDT

can someone help me troubleshoot my system? i have a dvd theater system (JVC) and the outputs that work is the subwoofer and ONE of the five stereo speakers. i tried replacing the wire, but that wasn't the problem.

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Need more info!
by gabereyes / April 9, 2006 2:09 PM PDT
In reply to: audio out problem

how did you hook it up, cable and inputs.

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more info
by tintin / April 10, 2006 12:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Need more info!

i plugged each wire to its corresponding port, i.e. neg with neg (black with black). power supply doesn't seem to be a problem because it plays dvds and cds well.

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question
by kena10 / April 11, 2006 5:51 PM PDT
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when you play other sources, do all the speakers work?

If that's the case, then the problem is with the switching inside the receiver. If only one speaker works, then unplug it and plug it into any of the speaker leads that give you no sound. If you get nothing when plugging the speaker that works, then you knwo the problem is internal and is not user error.

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is it the end of my stereo?
by tintin / April 15, 2006 11:18 AM PDT
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is it costly to fix or should i toss the system? is the problem fixable at home?

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Even more questions
by HTHMAN / April 15, 2006 12:12 PM PDT

Is it a HTIB? How much did it cost? Are the speakers all good? Is the DVD player a seperate unit and does it work? Powered or passive sub?

If it is a HTIB, I would not repair it. I would buy a new receiver if everything else is OK. Then you could later replace the speakers and possibly the DVD player with better components as you could afford them.

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what's HTIB?
by tintin / April 17, 2006 4:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Even more questions

what's HTIB? i bought the stereo 2 yrs ago for about $239. all 5 speakers are good, i tested it on the one working audio output. the dvd player is integrated. the sub is passive. could it be a power failure within the system? a damaged circuit?

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Home Theather In A BOX,
by jcrobso / April 17, 2006 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: what's HTIB?

Reciver,DVD, speakers in one BOX.
OK, All Speakers are Good, the wires are good, but only one channel playes...
You still havn't stated the make and model, but base on the info you have supplied the reciver is tost. John

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model #
by tintin / April 21, 2006 6:54 AM PDT

It is an HTIB. The brand and model is a JVC DVD Digital Theater System TH-A35.

If you say it's at its end, then I have no choice but to toss it. Thanks.

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Suggestion
by HTHMAN / April 23, 2006 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: what's HTIB?

Your system is toast and not worth repairing.

First, you need to purchase a receiver and DVD player. Do not know your budget, but there are a lot of good 5.1 and 6.1 receivers out there starting at about 200 dollars. You can get a pretty good progressive scan DVD player starting at 50-60 dollars.

You may or may not be able to use the passive sub. I would replace the sub with a powered sub and buy a good center channel speaker first. Then as you can afford it, you can replace your other speakers.

Keep in mind that until you replace the speakers, it will sound just like the old system did. Buy the best speakers you can afford. After the center and sub, replace the fronts and then the rears last.

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