Hi there I have just posted this in the receivers section but thought I might get a response from this more specific forum, anyway my post was as follows: Hi there, It looks like I've blown my Denon AVC-A1 - the other day I was vacuuming my room and moved some of my rather inflexible Naim NAC A5 cable (which I use with the Denon). A bit later music was still playing but there was a slight burning smell which I assumed was the new vacuum cleaner, but the music later stopped and I noticed that the positive and negative one one channel were touching (thanks to the cheap binding posts used on the AVC-A1 and the stupid QED metal banana plug shields used on the NAC A5). Every time I turn on the amp it now comes up with "PROTECTION" after a couple of seconds. I have tried resetting it by holding down stereo and direct but it will not reset. I have just been on to Denon, but to be honest I'm sure they'd land me with a huge bill whatever, and considering the unit only cost me £300 it hardly seems worth it. Does anyone have any ideas? I've opened it up but can't see anything visibly wrong, I tried removing a few fuses in the hope that it might take it out of the protection mode, but it's still in it. Does anyone know how I can get it out of this protection mode? If all else fails does anyone know a reliable place where I could get it fixed in London for a resonable price? It's a shame, as this was a great little amp! Regards, Francis My main question is how can I get it out of protection mode? Is there a hard-reset switch, fuse or such like inside that I could try?