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Won't come on

I noticed a couple days before it stopped my subs were making like a humming noise. That noise would not stop so i just shut my stereo off because i didn't want it to ruin anything. Now when I Start my car my amp just comes on and goes right back off. Also when it comes on it makes my subs make a thump. Then it just goes off. I've heard of something like a safe mode but i don't know what that is all about.

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