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Behringer europower pmh5000 turn it on big flash and smoke came out of vent no longer works did smell hot when it was last used

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The output section has shorted output transistors. The increased load on the driver section probably smoked a few capacitors and resistors. Until the unit is repaired, you won;t get anything out of it. I would figure on $25-$50 in parts for the repair plus the local labor rate.


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