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No lights, no response after power outage

I went away on vacation, while I was away there was some maintenance work being done on my building. They cut the power to part of the building, which turned off my computer and basically all my electronics. My speakers did not turn back on after this. Everything else is fine.

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The speakers were connected to a powerstrip/surge protector. I tried connecting the speakers to a different power outlet, I tried using a different power cable, I checked the fuse it was fine, I even tried bridging the fuse spot but still no response. I pulled out the internals and looked for burned components, everything appears fine. No cracked IC's, no burnt resistors, no popped capacitors, no sign of anything wrong. The power light does not come on at all so I assume the problem is somewhere within the internal power IC's, but not really sure. I opened the wired remote controller and that seemed fine as well.

The only response I got was a little bit of sparks when I bridged the fuse spot with a screwdriver, and the sparks stopped when I switched the power switch to off.

Any suggestions? Creative wants $375 to fix it, the system costs $430... yeeaaaAAaaaahh they really make it worth it to get it fixed? Ugh...

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The sparks that you specified looks like.. a transformer problem.. And yes they charge 200$ for labor!! The cost of a replacement transformer is around 120$

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