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I have an RCA RT2500 audio-video surround sound receiver about 10 years old. For the second time in its life, a power fluctuation has knocked it out of service. The standby light comes on, but no power to the system. It seems that I paid Radio Shack about $140 five years ago for the previous repair. Is this unit worth another similar expense? Dennis

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Hold down the power button and unplug the unit. Now release the power button. Plug the unit back into the wall. Now press the button. The system should power up.

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No!!!! you can get a pretty good av receiver for about $300 which will probrably have more up to date features that you will really appreciate.I would strongly recommend a monster HTS series surge protecter with your next investment. its worth it.

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The unplug will only be temp fix, it needs a memory capicator.

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