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I hooked up my amp it almost caught on fire something is really messed up before it messed up i had a capacitor hooked up to it, maybe something in the inside is touching

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Re: me just asking

I need more to see what your problem is ??? what you mean you had a cap attached to it and almost caught on fire.?? and why would something inside be touching?? have you had the unit open?? as parts dont ussally move around and "touch" all by themselfs Please respond back with more info!!

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