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My pioneer vsx 1015 . I had it turned up rather loud for a few hours a few nights ago and it suddenly cut out. powered off. When i turn it on either directly or through the remote control the power light comes on for a few seconds and then goes off again even before the display comes on. Have I fried the unit or is it an easy fix? I live some distance from the nearest authorised dealer and was hoping there was a fix I could attempt myself before making the tedious journey. The unit was bought about 4 years ago new and sat in its box for about 3 years before we finally hooked it up at the end of November last year so it hasnt had a great deal of use. I have unplugged the unit as per the trouble shooting guide in the manual twice. once for a few seconds and a second time leaving it unplugged for a few hours but it still does the same thing. Help???? Mike

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