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Does the display show you are in protect mode , or is a light indicating that? The unit automatically switches to standby when the
"Hardware" - "Power Management" - "Auto Standby"
setting in the Setup menu functions are set. The protective circuit function may have been activated.
If this has occurred, "AMP Diag Mode" appears on the
display when the unit is turned on again, and the unit
enters diagnostic mode. If the results of the diagnosis is
that there is no problem, the "AMP Diag Mode" display
disappears and you can use the unit normally again. If
"CHECK SP WIRE" appears on the display, the speaker
cables may be short-circuited. Make sure bare speaker
wires are not touching each other or the back panel of
the unit, then turn the unit on again. If "NG" is displayed,
immediately unplug the power cord from the wall outlet
and contact your dealer.
• The protective circuit function may have been activated
because the temperature of the unit rose abnormally.
If this happens, then the power will continue to turn off
after you have turned the unit on again. Make sure the
unit has plenty of space for ventilation around it, wait for
the unit to cool down sufficiently, and then try turning it
on again. This is out of your users manual.
General suggestions are to remove all speakers and speaker wiring with unit off. Turn on and see if problem has stopped. If not, let unit cool down if warm and try again later. If problem is still there it needs repair shop work. I fht problem went away, shut off power and connect one speaker at a time and testing. Keep adding speakers one at a time with power off and see if a bad speaker or wire set can be located
This is a very ambiguous post. When you say that you are having this problem, what are you doing? Please post all the steps that lead to this error. There is no way to disable the amplifier protection circuit. If it senses a short (which could be a bad speaker) then it will be activated.
Very simple. Remove all black screws at top and sides of cabinet. Gently slide the amp unit out (towards rear). Done! :) Don't be alarmed if you have to "tug" on it a bit. This is normal. Just don't try to "FORCE" it out.
Most likely...shorted speaker wires, defective speakers or too many cabinets wired together can blow a amplifier channel in an instant. Manufacturers use to mount protection fuses on the exterior of equipment but people started replacing 3 amp with 25 amp automobile fuses and destroying internal circuits. You could pop the cover to look for a power supply protection fuse (same value replacement please) BUT be careful as there are sustained voltages after the unit is disconnected from the AC outlet that hold enough power to make this type work dangerous. I recommend sending it to a professional repair shop for a checkout and estimate.
Usually an amp will go into protection when there is a problem with the wiring, impedance load, or when overheated. Immediately when hooked up, it probably isn't overheating.
Most likely, there's a short or ground on a speaker wire, an input, or a faulty ground to the amp itself. Frayed or broken insulation, stray wires shorting across the terminal blocks, and shorted voice coils can all cause the protection circuit to activate.
First check your power and ground wires. Then disconnect the speakers and inputs and see if the amp powers up normally. If the amp still goes into protection with all wires other than 12V +, Ground, and Remote disconnected, the amp itself is defective. If it powers up normally with all other wires disconnected, reconnect the inputs one at a time to determine if one of them causing the problem. Likewise, reconnect the speaker wires one at a time.
The protection circuit can be activated by shorted or grounded wiring or it can be caused by a defect in the amp itself.
First, disconnect all wires except power, ground and the remote turn-on lead and see if the amp powers up normally. If it still goes into protection, the amp is defective, most likely shorted outputs and needs repair or replacement. If the amp powers up normally, test the other wiring for shorts and grounds. You can reconnect them one at a time to determine which one is causing the problem.
sometimes the protection circuit will enable because of a bad speaker i would suggest taking the load off of it by removing the speaker wires and turning it back on. if it stays on take an ohm meter and check the speakers should be between 2-4 ohms load.
Hello, is this a Radio Shack PA amp or Jamo amp? The unit is probably in "Protect" mode. Is this a PA system or a receiver...receivers have a protection circuit that will not let the speaker relay activate if the amplifier output section is shorted and sending voltage towards the speakers...so they won't fry!!The speaker relay should activate within 3 to 5 seconds if your output section is ok.
The problem is not with the inputs. This unit is in protect because a problem has been detected in the output section. Try disconnecting the speaker wires and turning it on. If the unit remains on, there is a short in one of the speaker wires. If the unit still shuts down, there is an internal problem that will require repair. It sounds like this is a new piece. If so, it should be covered under warranty.
Hi,your fears are confirmed... the protection circuit is self resetting, and is operating because the amp will most probably have blown that channel as a result of the speaker wire short. At the risk of doing more damage(in the workshop,we always soft start an amp with output problems to prevent more damage)you could take the lid off, check and replace any blown fuses, be sure to use the same rating and type. If the problem persists, or the fuses fail again, it needs some expert attention. Off to the repair shop.... Good luck, and thanks for checking with FixYa