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Walkabout won't power on

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rycebag, May 6, 2015.

  1. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    the other day I tried to fire up my walkabout amp and it does not turn on. tried plugging the power cord into different outlets, checked the fuse, and also tried a different power cord and still nothing. really strange as I've never had a problem with it. Called mesa today and it turns out I still have 6 months left on the transferrable warranty. He suggested I try buying a new fuse and if that doesn't work then I should bring it up to Petaluma. Went to RadioShack, Ace, and o'riley's and nobody has the 6 amp slo blo 120v fuse
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Hmmm, radio shack used to carry slo-blo 6A fuses. Do a google look up industrial electrical supply shops in your area.
  3. MesaBoogie


    May 14, 2013
    Petaluma, California
    Customer Service/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Yours is in the mail today.... : ) - They are actually 6A 250v fuses (250 is the standard voltage rating for fuses, 120v is the incoming voltage from the wall).
  4. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Damn Thanks you so much. That's awesome Mesa is on talkbass! Your customer service is one of the best! I knew there was another reason why I stuck with mesa for the past 7 years besides the amazing amps! I also feel stupid about the fuse thing now haha
    Last edited: May 7, 2015
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Exemplary Service Award.
    Well done sirs.
    Tbone76 likes this.
  6. You could try a 5A slow blow instead of the 6A. It will allow you to see if the amp will power up. If it blows it will hopefully cause less collateral damage.
  7. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    just got the fuse today and unfortunately it still doesn't power on.
  8. Tech Time - sorry!
  9. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    Are you sure the fuse-holder is seated all the way? I know a few Mesa amps have suffered from faulty or loose holders that can look like they are still engaged...
  10. Rycebag

    Rycebag Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Yes sir!

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