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F61 code after a speaker wire touched the chassis and sparked

I was hooking up the speaker wires and one touched the chassis and arc'd. F61 came on the unit is dead. Is there a reset or something. I can't believe this thing dies so easily... thanks..

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You have shorted the speaker wores and blown the output amp pac. Depending upon the model, the replacement part varies from $75-$95.I don't have a listing for the SC-HT740, but the cost range should be accurate.

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Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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