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Smoke and no more juice

I have recently setup this amp to 2x dual 4 ohm T1 rockfords . was running great and very impressive // after turning the car off and repositioning my sub box // i put all the wires back into my amp // after turning on the car and realizing no subwoofers // i looked down and nopticed i forgot the rcas // the stereo wasnt turned up so i just plugged the rcas in // the subs didnt come on and the amp started humming // then it released smoke from beside the fuse and what sounded like air pressure // will be returning to rockford for fix if its simply not a blown fuse // any ideas ??

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Re: smoke and no more juice

I Have also had this happen to me, pretty similar around the time it happened to you also, but I'm not just getting my hands dirty and inside the amp. If I fix this, I'll be sure to let you know what it was that I did, or bought and replaced......... I would also like some ideas and support on this if this has already been taken care of

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