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Amp problem ok so i initially touched two wires together and of course the amp shut off and i let the amp sit reset itself for a coulpe of hours and it worked again but once i got the wires hooked up i started to turn up the radio and the amp cut out and wont turn back on,  i turned off the car and then turned it back on and the jenson light on the amp was on (very dim), but the power light for the amp was off and the stand-by light wasnt even on so whats the diagnosis for my amp doc? did i just loose my amp or what?

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Check connections/wiring before ditching the amp. May just have gotten a loose or bad connection, or may have a short-out somewhere that got disturbed if you were driving it, or tucking wires away.

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Its fried, yo!!! you prolly fried the main capacitor, so it may be repairable, but costly. if you fried an ic chip, just forget about it.

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