Death of Ibanez promethean :( whit photo

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by januchito, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. januchito


    Aug 15, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    Only for share the pain!

    this day, whit a lot of Gas and tons of happines, buy one Ibanez Promethean P300H :hyper:

    The amp sound very fine! but... 20 min playing... the amp have a heart attack.

    in my experience, the power supply capacitor is broken. First sound like descomprecion, and some ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (like fried egg)... the smoke are very nice...

    some pick :(:(:(




    :crying: :crying: :crying:

    Now can do two ways.


    I buy the last amp in stock, so cannot change the amp for another. the opcion is my money back... :( and not have amp. because this is a warrantee. :meh:


    The seller can repair the amp. If is the capacitor... is not problem, but is a new amp... the capacitor can broken in years not in one moment :meh:

    repair, or money back... that is the question :meh:
  2. If you loved the way the amp sounded, then repair. But, there are a lot of great sounding amps out there these days.
  3. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    There are a fair few differently branded near enough the same amps about.
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    There isn't much to repair in this amp, with multilayer PCB and surface mount components.
    It is otherwise a fine amp.
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  6. If they're offering a refund, take it and spend the money on a different amp.
  7. januchito


    Aug 15, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    yeah... i know are more amp... but in chile don have many option :(

    searchin in the web of the seller... the next amp in price is the Hartke HA2500 (know this is exelent opcion) but the price is to high between both.
  8. Get a GK MB200 or TC BH250.
  9. januchito


    Aug 15, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    that is creasy...

    now, plug the amp, and work!

    Im Sure... is the capacitor... i see this fail before.
  10. jmverdugo


    Oct 11, 2012
    Katy TX
    Did you buy it to a Chilean store? Just wondering what could happens if you plug a 110V 60hz amp to a 220 50hz power outlet.
  11. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada

    However amps usually do die right away, if they are going to, when they are new.

    Get your money back and go by the same amp at a retailer who has one in stock?
  12. januchito


    Aug 15, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    yes! i think in this, but the amp, in the power conector, says is for 220v and 50hz, suposed, work to chile.

    now the very funny, si the amp is start on! wort about 5-10 min and a irregular static noisse is appear.

  13. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Whatever you do, do NOT keep. It is not going to be reliable. I would not try to get it fixed either. She's done.
  14. will33


    May 22, 2006
    The amp has not keep it.

    Although, if there are switches in the back, make sure they are set for 220V, time...on your new amp.

    I would get my money back. Then buy another amp you like in Chile. Even if it's another Promethian, I would not keep this same one.
  15. bassdrummer

    bassdrummer Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Visalia, California
    Lo siento, amigo...tu Promethean esta muerto! Tienes que obtener un otro amp nuevo pronto!
  16. will33


    May 22, 2006
  17. Darkonar


    Dec 14, 2011
    Januchito, me parece que nuestra ley indica que si puedes seguir haciendo uso de la garantia!

    PD: Audiomusica sucks!

    Edit: Acabo de leer la ultima parte de tu post, compra el Hartke.. no te arrepentiras de gastar esas otras 50 lucas!
  18. januchito


    Aug 15, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    Esta mañana fui a audiomusica, la tienda donde compre el ampli, y me dijeron que antes de hacer cualquier cosa, el amplificador debe ser revisado por su tecnico, ya que por el olor a quemado, necesitan que un especialista determine si el equipo tenia falla, o yo hice algo para dañarlo... son las politicas de su compañia :(

    (los malditos me dicen que estara en 10 dias :scowl:)

    This morning visit "audiomusica" the store where buy the amp. And said, them need check the amp, before do anything, by technician, because, the burn smell, need a specialist check if the problem is a effective from factory or I was do something for broken. Is the company rules for warranty.

    (said the damned have 10 days for chek the amp :scowl:)
  19. januchito


    Aug 15, 2009
    Santiago, Chile
    Bueno hasta ahora no habia tenido problemas con esta tienda. Pero les reclame que si hasta falabella cambia los productos en el momento!

    Si, como contaba mas arriba, deje el equipo para que su tecnico lo revise e indique si la falla es del equipo, o la cause yo.


    Well, untill now, never have any problem whit this store. Bur said in his face, falabella (one departament store) change the product at moment!

    leave the amp for the technician check and inform if the fail is from factory or I caused the fault.
  20. Uno escucha a menudo historias de gentes que "queman" sus amplificadores... tengo que decir que es un poquito gracioso que a usted le ha pasado eso!

    Pero de verdad, qué pena! Ese amplificador es bueno. (Fue bueno). Espera hasta que ellos te contacten; pero en serio, comprate otro. Hay muchos mejores en el mercado. Buena suerte!

  21. Is there any way they can loan you an amp until they find the problem with your Promethean?