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I have a Pioneer VSX-815 that I've been using for several years with a small system that I keep in my guest bedroom. We recently had a power outage where some construction workers cut a power line. When our power was restored, my Pioneer seems to be stuck in Standby Mode (flashing light on the Standy/On button) and I am unable to turn it back on. Could the power outage have killed the receiver?

I have attempted the factory reset command ("Tone" + "Standby" for 3 seconds on this particular model) to no avail.

I have unplugged it from the power outlet for 24 hours as well as unplugged every connection in the back.

I have tried plugging it into multiple outlets.

Various combinations of the above have yielded no results. Obviously this receiver is several years old and not worth servicing. Before I buy a replacement, is there anything else I could try?
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Unplug it and pop the cover. There are usually a couple fuses in there on the board. I'd check them before replacing it.
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Was it turned on when the power outage happened? Did anything else in the house fail?


Thinking about it more:

Part of the unit may always be on (standby).

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Thank you, I will try inspecting the fuses. The unit was on when the power went out.

Yes, I believe to some degree it is always on. The standby light flashes no matter what and there is no master power switch on the rear panel. The only way to make the standby light stop flashing is to press the "tone" button as this is what you press in combination with standby to reset the unit. As soon as you press "tone," the standby light stops flashing.
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