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Amp won't turn on... Fuse Problem?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bertbassplayer, Dec 1, 2002.


  1. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Lafayette, LA
    I have a Peavey 210TX Combo bass amp, and it won't turn on. I was wondering, how can you tell if the problem is the fuse... or maybe something worse? I checked the fuse and it didn't look like anything was wrong with it. I'd hate to have to buy a new amp, so please help.
     
  2. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Have you got another fuse you can try in it?
     
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Did you plug your amp into a live outlet?
    Not trying to be a wiseguy here. Test the outlet with something else to make sure its live, and that you didnt pop a circuit breaker somewhere in the house.
     
  4. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Lafayette, LA
    Yea I plugged it into about 10 outlets... and I don't have another fuse
     
  5. pull the fuse, you'll know immediately if it is or isn't blown....
     
  6. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Lafayette, LA
    I did pull the fuse (as I said eairler) and it looked like it was okay.
     
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Is the fuse clear or full of sand?
    It's either the fuse or a vital part (bad).
    If the fuse is clear (you can see through the glass) it's blown.
     
  8. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Lafayette, LA
    It was a milky white color, I coulden't see through it. So I thought it might be ... well a vital part... and if it is I'm going to have to get a new amp.
     
  9. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Are you talking about the fuse?
     
  10. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Lafayette, LA
    Yes the fuse
     
  11. tim4003

    tim4003

    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Why would you have to get a new amp?
     
  12. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Lafayette, LA
    If the fuse isnt the problem..... then something worse is the problem. And it'd cost me more to get it fixed, than to just get a new one.
     
  13. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Really? wow..... maybe it's just a dead switch. 4 bucks. dont count it dead just because it's not a blown fuse.
     
  14. If its like a standard automotive fuse, glass cylinder with metal ends, and you can't see thru it then its bad.