Creek A42 Amp, Power light turns on but amp does not.
I recently purchased an Creek A42 Amp on Ebay. The seller told me up front that the amp takes several minutes to turn on and that he would just leave in the on position and use his preamp for on/off. This was the case for the two weeks that I received the amp. It did in fact take several minutes to actually turn on, even though the power light comes on immediately. Now the amp does not turn on at all.but the power light still lights up. Any suggestions? Or do you know of any Creek repair shops in the San Francisco Bay Area? I live in the South Bay, San Jose, Ca. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Creek A42 Amp, Power light turns on but amp does not.
King Amplification in san Jose is an expert on fixing all kinds of amps. Val king is the owner. he is very friendly and knowledgable. If you go to Kingamplification.com and click on repair center you can get his contact info.
Val is a great guy and very fair. I am sure he can help you.
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It's the ribbon cable that is likely at fault. There are actually three computer type ribbon cables in the amp. I believe the cable that is responsible for the drop-out of a channel is the widest (longest) of the three, but you really need a tech to look at it and replace the cable. But please note that the new cable may also have defects in manufacture and that it may take some time to order a new cable from Creek. I had a tech solve the problem permanently by removing all three ribbon cables and then hard-wiring the connections together - that is to say, point-to-point wiring. My cost was about $250, but as you can imagine, there is extensive labor involved. Good luck!
when you turn on the AMP and the red light comes on give the amp 2 seconds and turn it back on the red light should turn off. That is what I do with the amps at my church and it works for me, I hope that this works for you too.
It sounds like yo shorted the speaker wires together for a short time and smoked the output section of the amp. The amber light is an indication that the amp is in protect mode. If you attempt to power up the amp and still have the amber light even with all speaker wires disconnected, the amp needs repair. The output transistors for that side will need to be replaced.
Are you saying its taking a long time for the sound to come out of the speakers?? or that theres no sound at all?? If its taking a long time check the resistance of each speaker to see that a componet in the crossover or the speaker didnt short.If you take all the speakers and if theres supost to be a relay for protection and you hear it click then the amp is good or has an out put stage problem like bad poutput devices or blown driver transistors. Need alittle more info if you could Thanks.