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Trouble with FM reception, Sony STR-D857 AV receiver

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by FDL, Feb 27, 2007.

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  1. FDL

    FDL Guest

    Greetings. I bought this unit refurbished and have had great luck with
    TV, CD and DVD sound but cannot get the FM to work no matter what I
    use for an antenna. It just scrolls around and around without finding
    a station. Does anyone know any possible answers (short of the FM
    being broken) that I can look into? A switch or setting perhaps?

  2. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Have you tried setting the FM receiver to "manual" rather than "auto", then
    putting in the frequency of a known strong local station ? With the tuner
    set to manual, with most models the squelch is permanently lifted, allowing
    you to hear if there is something there but very weak, something there but
    very distorted, or nothing there but noise.

  3. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    Well, the temptation is to say "It is brokend", but...

    Check the antenna connector (coax, right?) and make sure it is not
    damaged. Some connectors when used with RG-6 tend to get the center
    contact spread apart a bit more, then when you switch back to RG-59
    (which may have a smaller diameter) the center contact doesn't make a
    connection anymore.

    I've seen this several times.
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