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Burned Amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by GeorgeX006, Nov 16, 2018.


  1. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    I just bought an Ameg Portaflex pf 350 bass head.

    I Was trying to figure out some of the stuff it has and on the of it it had a thing like a button that you can push and switch it through 115 and 230 Power..soo...I switched to see what it does...The electrecity went down on my room and now the amp wont turn on..
    Its like 10 minutes new..
    What should I do..Is it fixable?Maybe should I sent it back?
     
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  2. You seriously damaged the amp.

    You can't send back an amp that you destroyed.
     
    Balog, Aqualung60, nilorius and 4 others like this.
  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    You’re joking. Right?
     
  4. An unfortunate, expensive Life Lesson about reading the manual.
     
    Glenn Mac, CunniMingus, Balog and 7 others like this.
  5. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    Well shag me then...
    At least they could have covered it up for a bunch of idiots like me..
     
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  6. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    Is there any way I can fix it..?
     
  7. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Someone may know if there is a fuse inside that can be replaced. That's my only guess on saving it.

    EDIT: Don't see anything in a service manual about that.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  8. Wasnex

    Wasnex

    Dec 25, 2011
    You should read the owners manuals (attached). It sounds like you pushed the voltage selector switch. Here's what the manual says:

    15. VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH:
    Make sure the switch is in the correct
    position for your local AC mains voltage
    before you plug in the AC power cord.
    Use a small flat screwdriver to slide the
    switch if required.

    It sounds like the amp has been damaged and it's unlikely this will be covered by warranty.
     

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  9. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    I dont think either that it ll be fixed by warranty..
    But is it fixable though?
     
  10. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds SUSPENDED

    Oct 7, 2016
    Well, that’s the voltage selector. Guess you know that now.

    Did you try the amp in different outlets? Maybe you just tripped a fuse box?
     
  11. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    It was the 1st thing I did..but nothing...
     
  12. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    You are kidding, right?
     
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  13. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    I wish I was kidding..at least from now on I will be readong the shagging manual..
     
  14. ihixulu

    ihixulu Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    South Shore MA
    Step 1: get new amp.

    Step 2: don’t do again what you did
     
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  15. Apparently there is an internal fuse in the power supply section.

    I wouldn't want to bet that is the only problem.

    Call Ampeg Tech Support and run it by them.
     
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  16. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    OP made two identical posts on the subject.

    Everything is fixable at a price.
     
  17. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    Well i have no idea about what to look for and stuff...
    If I would take it to an engineer could he help me?
     
  18. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Can't hurt to take it to an amp repair tech, but they may charge a bench fee just to open it up.
    See what agedhorse says, he's the expert. (in the other thread)
     
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  19. That's the only post to pay attention to.
     
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  20. GeorgeX006

    GeorgeX006

    Oct 27, 2018
    Thank you..I ll speak with some friends who know about these stuff and i ll see...
     

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