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I think my amp is dead :(

Old 01-15-2004, 09:25 AM
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I think my amp is dead

This morning when I was driving to school I turned on my deck to listen to some music and my dash lights flickered for a second. My rear speakers and sub kicked in, but not my front comps.

So I turned the deck off thinking that something was screwed. When I got to school I turned on the deck again and popped my trunk open and saw that I had frost on my MMATS amp, plus its power indicator LED wasn’t lit.

Could my amp have shorted out because of the cold weather? I checked out the fuses and they all looked ok.

Any ideas?

[ January 15, 2004, 10:33 AM: Message edited by: The Professor ]
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:52 PM
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If there was frost on the heatsink of your amp, then there is a very good chance there was condensation on the circut board as well. It may have caused a short. I'm not too sure how obvious it will be by sight, but there may be some visible charing or damage to the circut board.

Man, I hate Canadian winters..

Good luck with the amp..
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Old 01-15-2004, 05:45 PM
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it is common to have frost on a amp and rarly causes a problem
i would check for 12v at your power and remote
using the amp ground input as a reference
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Old 01-15-2004, 06:38 PM
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If it is dead and not a warranty item could I recommend a Viking funeral.
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