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New (used) Marantz SR5009, no original remote, help :) have GE 33709
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Post 1 made on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 21:16
Lurking Member
May 2017
Hi guys! First off, this forum is amazing. I just spent the better part of my Saturday afternoon scouring the internet for info on things, and it's been a quagmire. But this place looks to have EXACTLY the kind of expertise that I need and lack.

So, I got a Marantz SR5009 receiver used, want to use it for my PC sound with some Klipsch speakers (stereo, nothing special), and perhaps add a device or two later on. I have a modest Onkyo for my living room.

Anyway, the problem I've run into is that the audio over HDMI was dropping in and out, which seems to be a known issue with these guys. Some people said that resetting to factory defaults fixed them, others talked about firmware, etc. Welp, I did the factory reset (power off, then press power + m-dax + zone3 I think), which DID in fact reset it to factory according to the LED display.

The big problem I have now, is that the display only says 'Setup Use TV', and that won't go away for the life of me. I can't get audio out of it (I went to a regular micro-audio jack to stereo cable for analog from the PC after the HDMI issues). Nothing on the display changes regardless of which button I press, other than power. I was able to connect it to the network over RJ45 cable, and found the web admin page for it, but that won't respond either, I guess because it isn't 'set up'.

So, I need advice. I don't really care if I have a remote if I can get it working. Literally all I need is power button, volume dial, done. I did find a silver GE universal remote at WalMart, but can't find codes for this thing online. I found some very expensive remotes, which I don't want to risk because this thing may have some irreversible damage and inherent issues.

Can I force it to bypass 'Setup Use TV' in any way without the remote?
Can I program this basic GE universal remote to get me by?

This is the remote : GE Universal 33709


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY HELP :) I hope I put this in the right spot.
Thanks for any assistance! Awesome site btw.
Post 2 made on Sunday May 21, 2017 at 02:52
RC Moderator
August 2001
Having carried out the reset the unit is, as you have guessed, now indicating the need to be set up again. For this it's most likely you'll need the dedicated remote - try here if you don't have one.

The manual can be found here.

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