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Old 09-06-2015, 09:38 PM
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Why have I lost the sound on my Sharp Aquos?

I've suddenly lost the sound on my Sharp Aquos TV.

When I push the volume control, I get the normal bar that moves to show the volume level, but I also get a little icon on the sound bar that looks like a cable jack. Normally there's on of those little volume speaker icons.

I assume that means a cable has come unplugged, so I unplugged and plugged back in all the cables from my cable box, but still the same.

And, I get the same problem with Apple TV, which doesn't depend on the cable box.

The only thing I can think of is that I was fidgeting with the closed caption function on the TV, and somehow managed to turn off the sound?
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:24 PM
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It appears you've routed sound to an external device rather than the speakers

http://manualslib.com/manual/318...page=23#manual

"When "Output Select" is set to "Variable", the indicator on the screen changes as shown below..."
Picture of a jack as you describe...

http://manualslib.com/manual/318...page=34#manual

"Allows you to select what controls the audio output.
Fixed: Sound via speaker is adjusted with VOL k / l on the remote control unit or on the TV.
Sound via the AUDIO OUT terminal is not adjustable and outputs at a consistent level.
Variable: Sound via the AUDIO OUT terminal is adjusted with VOL k / l on the remote control unit or on the TV. Sound via speaker is muted"

Last edited by md2000; 09-06-2015 at 10:25 PM.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:30 AM
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That was it, thanks! Changed the setting and sound is back.
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