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Old 3rd July 2010, 06:31 PM   #1
timwebb is offline timwebb  United States
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ok if an amp has water damage to it would it be worth buying?
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Old 3rd July 2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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It depends on the amount of damage.
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Old 3rd July 2010, 07:43 PM   #3
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its a rockford fosgate t1000bd the person said it got rained on. i think ima leave that one alone
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Old 3rd July 2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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I'd agree. Unless the seller could provide high resolution photos of the top and bottom of the circuit board, you couldn't determine if it was going to be repairable.
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Old 4th July 2010, 02:55 AM   #5
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It depends. If water got inside, and it was powered up at the time or while still wet inside, then it might have electrical/component damage. But otherwise, what could be wrong?

In the old days, when Tektronix got scopes back for refurb, they WASHED the entire unit, with the case off, with mild soap and water (after removing or sealing the transformers), then rinsed them with de-ionized water, and dried them in an oven (low heat for a long time).

So maybe the guy had it powered up while wet, or while still too wet. But if not, maybe all it needs is a day or two in the sun, or a low-heat oven.
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Old 5th July 2010, 03:09 AM   #6
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if its not cleaned soon ..maybe corrossion may set in..
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