How to Reset Yamaha Receiver To Factory Setting?

How to Reset Yamaha Receiver

If you want to reset Yamaha receiver to factory settings, here are the steps to follow. Remember, this will erase all settings and return the receiver to its original factory settings. The reset procedure can only be done on the front panel of the receiver only.


  1. Set the unit to stand-by first by turning it off.
  2. While holding down the Straight button, press the Power button. You will see ADVANCED SETUP on the display.
  3. Press the Right Program Arrow button repeatedly until INIT-CANCEL comes up.
  4. Press the Straight Button repeatedly until INIT-ALL comes up.
  5. Turn the receiver off and then back on. Now the receiver has reset.

Watch video below as this process works for almost all Yamaha receiver models prior to 2021, like RX-V385, RX-V685 or RX-V483.

For newer models without the front panel buttons, like RX-V4A, RX-V6A or TSR-700, go to the receiver’s SETUP MENU, then go to “Function” > “Initialization” > “All” and press Press Enter.

Yamaha RX-V4a receiver