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Unsure What Has Happend With My Amp

I have a sony xplod 1000 watt amplifier that i hooked up today i took the bottom off the amp and put it back on with out the plastic liner underneath and it started smoking and now the power light will come on then go to the offset light. Also we did not used speaker wire instead of ground wire and it smoked dont know what i did if anything i did but its not working it will get power but then the offset light will come on can anyone help me out as to a way to make it work again or am i totally screwed. Thanks A Million Everyone

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You shorted it out

Posted on Jul 12, 2007


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