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I hooked up my speakers when I moved reciever the wires shorted it out and now the stand by light is on and reciever does not work

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Almost all systems have protection from short circuits but still some fail .. a few have fuses for each speaker but most have circuit protection such that failure of any of the power amplifiers (one for each channel) will cause shutdown (standby) of the entire unit .. rather than damaging your speakers with a large DC voltage that might be present in the fault mode ..the speakers are often isolated using relays to avoid damaging them .. the solution would be to replace the defective power module (or transistors in older or higher power systems) .. often the damaged amp will also open one or more balasting resistors (low value like 0.1 ohm) ..
your system may still output through the low level RCA output jacks ... you could connect those to an external amplifier .. since your amp is indicating a fault conditon, its not a good idea to leave speakers hooked directly up to it until its repaired ..

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First fined the short on the wires then replace the fuse o the unit if that does not work then the unit needs to be replaced

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