Yamaha RX-V683 Subwoofer Not Working? Fixed!

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Since you are here reading this article, you are probably having some issues with your Yamaha RX-V683 subwoofer.

Yamaha is a great brand that always provides excellent products.

Assuming that you have purchased a Yamaha RX-V683 subwoofer, I guess you are expecting an immersive performance, but sometimes things may go wrong, and your subwoofer may stop working.

This doesn’t mean that it is broken; sometimes, the problem for your issues might require simple solutions, so let’s see what might be the cause of your problems and how to fix them.

Key Takeaways

  • The Yamaha RX-V683 is a superb subwoofer that will enhance your sound system greatly.
  • One of the most common and frequent problems is issues with Bluetooth connections.
  • If you have any doubts about the remote control, try moving the speaker to a different position.

Having Some Problems with Yamaha RX-V683

If your Yamaha RX-V683 started showing some problems immediately, and it stops working for no reason, you may come to the conclusion that it is all broken and you may need a new one, and it’s logical enough to start reconsidering.

But what if it is working and only needs to be fixed? Due to this, always, before reaching a conclusion, ensure that you have checked every possible reason that may have caused the subwoofer not to work.

Hence, let’s check out the first three simple steps you should follow to ensure your subwoofer is absolutely broken or requires fixing.

The first step you should follow in this case is so basic since if any device is not working, the first thing to do is to check out the cables.

Make sure the power cable of the device is securely connected to the AC wall outlets.

If all the cables are in the correct order and properly plugged, then the other thing to do is to see if the subwoofer is properly turned on.

You have turned on all the devices, checked the cables, and it is all Ok, but the subwoofer is still not working.

There is one more step to follow: check the cables’ connectors and ensure that they are correctly inserted into jacks.

Power Problems

Let me first mention the two main issues that I believe most of you using the Yamaha RX-V683 have faced. The power may not turn on or the opposite; the power doesn’t turn off.

If you cannot turn on the power, please do not panic because this may occur due to a safety precaution. In this incident, you can only contact the nearest Yamaha service center, inform them about the problem and ask them for a repair.

But what if the power doesn’t turn off? There is a straightforward solution for that. All you have to do is hold down the MAIN ZONE found on the front panel for more than ten seconds. Doing so always helped me to fix the issue.

But if the problem occurs consistently, you should disconnect the power cable from the AC wall and plug it in again. This should fix the problem but only temporarily.

Remote control Problems

If you cannot control the unit using the remote control, most probably, the remote control is the problem and not the unit. So, always ensure that you use the remote control according to the instructions and at the given operating range.

On the other hand, you should also check the remote control batteries; if needed, you will have to replace the old ones with the new ones. Pointing the remote more precisely or even getting closer might be the fix to your problem.

Adjust it in various angles so the signal is stronger just to see if it is a remote-control problem or something else. There might be cases where the remote works but the device fails to operate the commands.

Audio Problems

Not all audio formats can be played back on the unit, so if you’re having problems with your Yamaha RX-V683 and you cannot hear any sound coming from your subwoofer, then maybe you have to select an appropriate input source since the one you are playing is not the one that is meant to be for your subwoofer.

The worst case scenario of having audio problems is when you’ve invited people over for a party or a celebration of some kind. It would be a drag trying to turn the volume up but you can’t or don’t know how to since the setup is complicated.

To try to fix this problem and to see if the problem is an internal glitch, go to the setup menu and try adjusting the volume from there.

Video Problems

If the video you are waiting to be played doesn’t appear, there are some steps you should follow in order to make it work. First, you have to ensure that the Yamaha RX-V683 and the device you are using both support HDCP 2.2, so they should be two compatible devices.

This is the first thing you should pay attention to. Besides that, the appropriate input source is also another point that plays a significant role in this case.

Bluetooth Problems

Bluetooth connection problems are amongst the most popular and frequently occurring problems. Sometimes a Bluetooth connection cannot be established, but there are many ways how you can get rid of this kind of issue.


You have to make sure that you have enabled the Bluetooth function. First thing first, end the current Bluetooth connection and then start a new connection, this is a very basic but potent way.

Final Words

Here we are at the end of the “problem” and I say so because, in this article, I have discussed the issues that may occur with the Yamaha RX-V683.

As you can see, there are several potential causes why the device may not work; therefore, you must consider them before stating that it won’t work anymore.

Once you check if the problem is a software issue(bug) it can be easy to come up with a solution. If it’s a hardware problem, my recommendation would be to take your subwoofer to the nearest service in town.

To finish up, I truly hope this guide was helpful to you in any way. Stay tuned; many other articles are on the way. Thank You!

Further Reading

Find the finest headphones for watching movies by reading this post. If you have a large head there are specific headphones that will work best for you.

Check out this article to learn more about the Klipsch R-26F and all it has to offer.

There are also certain child-specific headphones that may be used on airplanes; read this article to find out which headphones are the best.

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