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Overload Message Every time I turn on my system, it stays on for about 3 to 5 seconds, then with a click, I briefly see the message "OVERLOAD" before the unit turns itself off. I have opened up the unit, and I see no plown fuses, or anything looking burnt out. Do think this is a power supply issue?, and if so, I think I can repair it, I just need to know what part to get and where. Thanks for the time. Peace, MJ

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    Every time I turn on my system, it stays on for about 3 to 5 seconds,
    then with a click, I briefly see the message "OVERLOAD" before the unit
    turns itself off. I have opened up the unit, and I see no blown fuses,
    or anything looking burnt out.



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The amp probably shorted out from bad cable or yop probabaly you drove the amp into clipping and it blew out

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