Check your sources list. Run the code below in terminal, enter your password at the prompt, and a window will open displaying the sources list.
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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Be careful when the sources list is open because the editor will be active. Any changes may be permanently installed when the window is closed.
If this list was corrupted or erased by the power surge and loss, you will not be able to use mintUpdate, mintInstall, Synaptic Package Manager, or apt-get.