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Old 13th July 2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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I was given this amp for free from a friend who said it did not work. I hooked it up and found that to be true. The power light dims erratically and the fans spins erratically. I checked all the fets and transistors for shorts and found none and then the only thing I noticed visibly was this high pass/low pass switch was broken. I found some on ebay that appear to be right but without schematics it's going to be hard to know. The only thing I haven't checked yet was rail voltages which I'll do tonight. If anyone has the schematics or can tell if these switches would work, there same amount of pins.
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Old 13th July 2011, 03:07 PM   #2
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Solder the contacts together to see if there are any other problems. The following image shows how the switch works. Solder the contacts together to short the contacts for the switch position desired.

The RCA shields also break on the RCA jacks. If the amp only draws excessive current after the RCAs are plugged in, it's likely due to a broken ground pin.

If the fan goes to full speed with no RCAs plugged in, it's generally because there is rail voltage on the speaker outputs.
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Old 13th July 2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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Ok, will do. Thanks Perry!
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Old 29th July 2011, 09:55 PM   #4
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So I did the connections and powered it up and the same thing.
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Old 30th July 2011, 04:30 AM   #5
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Is there any DC on the speaker terminals of either channel?
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Old 1st August 2011, 11:53 PM   #6
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Left channel jumps around from 41volts to 20ish: 2300x.mp4 video by AA_0c00l - Photobucket
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Old 2nd August 2011, 09:40 AM   #7
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Does the voltage remain stable with no input?
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Old 2nd August 2011, 12:07 PM   #8
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that was with no input, should I feed it a signal?
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Old 2nd August 2011, 12:12 PM   #9
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No. Did the other channel work properly while the defective channel was pulsing?
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Old 2nd August 2011, 11:34 PM   #10
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no it sure didnt
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