Tips and tricks for the 4ES (including finding Firmware version!)

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  1. AaronBatiuk

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    The following tricks are for the Sony STR-DA4ES, STR-DA7ES, and STR-VA333ES. The receiver must be turned off before starting each one (unless noted):

    Demonstration mode:
    Hold Setup and press Power (button labelled "I/O"). Note: this also resets all of your settings just like a memory reset.

    Memory reset:
    hold down Power button for five seconds until message appears. confirm by pressing Enter.

    Flourescent Tube indicator test mode:
    Hold Display and Enter and press Power. Press Dimmer. All segments light up, then each lights in turn.

    Tuner Factory reset:
    Hold Setup and Dimmer and press Power. All tuner presets are cleared.

    SoundField Clear mode:
    Hold Mode+ and press Power. All soundfield parameters are reset to default.

    AM channel step size 9 or 10 kHz:
    Moving to from North America to Europe or vice-versa? Importing a foreign version of the receiver? Then you need to do this: Set function to AM and turn off power. Hold Tuning+ and press Power. Select desired step size.

    Display Firmware version and Model number:
    One of the most wanted tricks of all. Hold Surround and Enter then press Power. "Menu Specialized" is displayed. Press > to display model number, region code, and firmware version. The display is formatted like this: "D4ES U_CA VX.XX" where X.XX is the firmware version, U_CA is the destination code (USA and Canada).

    To display the firmware version and model number on the 3ES or 5ES, the steps are a little different: Turn on the power. Press the Enter and Surround buttons simultaneously. "Menu Expand" is displayed. Press > repeatedly to display the model and firmware version. The output is formatted similarly to the 4ES one above.
     
  2. Alex Dydula

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    Ok,

    Now for the million dollar question??

    How did you figure this out???

    Could you have a service manual???

    Is there any decent way to get a service manual??

    Alex

    (Thanks for the info!)
     
  3. AaronBatiuk

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    Aaron,

    Thanks...the link to servicemanuals.com.ar doesnt seem to work? Do you have the email address?

    Alex
     
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    Alex, you can visit their eBay store directly. The link to their website does in fact work for me, so I don't know why you can't connect.
     
  7. Alex Dydula

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    Aaron,

    Tried the link at work and at home, cant get there? I did get to the Ebay store link. No pdf download that I could see, but you can buy over snail mail.

    Thanks
    Alex
     
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    For others who might be interested in finding if there are any similar 'tricks' for their equipment, consider searching and or posting in USENET under one of the audio groups.
     
  9. Alex Dydula

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    A...
    Finally got it!
    Thanks
    Alex
     

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