I killed my FLEX-1500

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In an act of utter lunacy I have briefly and accidently connected the antenna input of my Flex-1500 to my shack's 13.8V power source.

As you can imagine the device is now operating outside of its normal parameters.

I can still connect through PowerSDR, can switch bands, go into transmit mode but there are no signals to be seen. (Which is more than I expected).
From within PowerSDR I brought up the "production test screen" by pressing Control-Shift-P as indicated in the Service Manual.

The results are shown in the attached screenshot.

The attenuator seems to be OK. Some of the filter tests passed OK but the rest is RED. The 1500 has been my first HF TRX and I have grown to like it a lot even though I have a 6400 on order.

Is there any hope of getting the device back to normal without spending more than I paid for it? Any advice anyone?

Frank DK7NC
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