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Denon DRA 395 flashing red power light

I accidently shorted a speaker "B" positive wire with a speaker ground wire. After a pop the receiver shut down with the power light flashing red.

I unplugged power to the system and let all cool down for five minutes. When I re-powered the receiver went pack in to flashing red mode.

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    Dennon AVR 788 keeps flashing red and will not stay "on". This has shut down entire system.

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Needs to be reset or fuse blown. Take to repair shop, cover has to be taken off and fuse replaced. You could fix it yourself but the warranty won't be honored. Do it yourself electronic shop should have a replacement fuse, may have to be soldered in place. Repair shop, should cost around $30.00 to $45.00 to fix, price of fuse $4.00 to $6.00. Your choice.

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