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Amp problem

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by cole47, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    cole47

    cole47 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am reinstalling a amp that i had in my truck for about 6 months, it has sat in my garage in a safe place for the past 2 or 3 months. My problem is when i hook everything up i get a red protect light on the amp. At first i thought it was a bad ground so i ran a ground wire and grounded it on the battery and the light was still on...im lost on things to troubleshoot, and ideas would be helpful

    Thanks
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    DevL

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    What kind of amp?
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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  4. May 20, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    I had more less the same problem with that amp, took it in and got a new one
     
  5. May 20, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    dolbytone

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    I think your amp is bad. Amps go into protect so they don't eat your speakers when they go kaput.
     
  6. May 21, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    cole47

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    figured as much...its still under warranty so ill take it back in
     
  7. May 21, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Yeah typically amps go into protect mode when one of the capacitors inside of them go fault or somtimes it can a be a bad ground (or not sufficieent power wire)

    Ive seen guys fry amps and wires because of wiring 8 guage power wire to a 2000 watt rms amp. haha

    Take her in man. GL with ur build;)
     
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