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Voltage Spike / Power Surge Harman Kardon AVR 130

Hi, I have a Harmon Kardon AVR 130 that has been disabled by a voltage spike / power surge. The receiver will (obviously) not turn on at all. I popped the cover off, and checked the fuses-- none of them seemed to be blown.

My questions-- Where exactly does the problem lie? Is this something I can fix myself? If not, what would an approximate cost be to get this fixed at an audio repair shop?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  • Sandi McCoy Nov 25, 2008

    I had the same problem... took it to a tech and they wanted to charge me $280-$900 to repair it. They told me the "microprocessor" needed to be replaced before they could test the unit. any help?

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In this case is pretty hard to give a diagnostic. There are plenty of possibilities. It has to be seen by a tech

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