How to Hard Reset an Onkyo TX-NR708

by Steve Lander
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With the ability to play music from USB mass storage devices, do advanced video processing and automatically configure itself for the specific acoustic properties of your listening space, the Onkyo TX-NR708 is almost as much a computer as it is a piece of audio equipment. Like any computer, its processor can require a periodic reboot to get everything working again. The factory hard reset procedure is simple to do and effective. As an added bonus, it's also a great way to restore the receiver to like-new condition for resale.

Reset the Receiver

Step 1

Press the "Power" button to turn your TX-NR708 receiver on.

Step 2

Hold down the "VCR/DVD" button and, with another finger, press the "On/Standby" button. Watch the display. You should see "Clear" appear on the receiver's display before it goes into standby mode.

Release the buttons.

Reset the Remote Control

Step 1

Press and hold the "Receiver" button.

Step 2

Press and hold the "Home" button while holding "Receiver."

Step 3

Release both buttons after the "Receiver" button lights up after a few seconds.

Press and release the "Receiver" button one more time before 30 seconds elapses.


  • Resetting your device and remote will clear all of your presets and stored settings.

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About the Author

Steve Lander has been a writer since 1996, with experience in the fields of financial services, real estate and technology. His work has appeared in trade publications such as the "Minnesota Real Estate Journal" and "Minnesota Multi-Housing Association Advocate." Lander holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Columbia University.

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