Hi, I have been all over the forums here and I've seen discussions ranging from pros/cons of different surge protectors, "what-are-surge" questions, as well as general fuse issues on components. While I was out at a hockey game, I let the girl-friend (WHO HAS BEEN TRAINED ON PROPER THEATER TURN-ON PROCEDURES), watch some stuff. Apparantly, she was drying her hair and a fuse blew in the wall. She had the system on at the time. My question is, do normal power problems (if they happen like once a year etc) like tripping a fuse because of a powerful air-conditioner or hair-dryer cause any problems? The GF was very teary because she thought she did a bad thing. I have a Monster HTS 1000 MKII and a 5.1 setup of some happy B&W 7's. I love my theater...do I need to worry about any damage? Everything seems to work fine, she just blew a fuse in the wall. I would really appreciate your expert opinions and thank you, I've been learning a lot over time on this forum! Jason Rabb p.s. I read that after a "surge" one needs to replace their protection...from what I've read on these forums, a blown fuse from a hair-dryer HARDLY constitutes a real surge...is this an accurate statement?