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I've got a problem...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mikemike, Oct 3, 2002.


  1. Mikemike

    Mikemike Miscreant

    Jun 18, 2002
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    I tried my amp the other day, and it wouldn't work. I took it apart, and I had blown a fuse. So I bought the right kind of fuses (I'm sure of that) and twice, when I put in a new one, plug in my amp, and turn it on, the fuse starts to glow and blows out within three seconds. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    The amp is a Carvin PB100, and it uses 250v 5amp fuses.
     
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Sounds like what happened to my crate! Some resistors got blown, so parts were getting a lot more power than they should have (hence the blown fuse). Take it to an electronics guy, and it should be about a 1$00-150 fix, depending on the guy, the amp, and the extent of the problem
     
  3. bizzaro

    bizzaro

    Aug 21, 2000
    Vermont
    Call Carvin 1-800-854-2235;)
     
  4. It looks like your amp is going to get a vacation in sunny California. I think you're going to have to sent it to Carvin for repair.
     
  5. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Fuses blow cos something elsewhere is wrong. 'Return to sender' is your song of the day.