Question about Legacy - American II: 2 Channel 1200W American II Series LA790 Car Audio Amplifier

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American II: 2 Channel 1200W American II

No power or protection light at all.i am very good with electronics,but i cant seem to find the trouble area on this amp.have checked resistors and heat syncs,which is the most common problems in car amps.and they test fine.any hints would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Kansas Dude Nov 19, 2007

    I have the same problem, the only problem is that i know nothing about electronics. I dont know what to do and I realy cant afford to buy a new one. What do I do?

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