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Interface Module I just moved and cannot get the interface module to turn green.  The red LED stays lit but the green one will not come on.  Any Ideas?  Thank you!

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Re: Interface Module

Just unplug all the speaker cables and then see if it switches on if it does one of your cables or speakers, i hope that can help you:)

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