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Amp not turning on

Ok, so my amp would overheat and turn off if i had my system up to high ( i gave 2 alpine type rs running at 1 ohm ) and then it started just kicking out if the volume was to high because it wasnt getting enuf voltage, i was having a problem with corosion on my battery. I bought new battery cables and ran the 4 gage wire again, and it worked great. Then after working fine for a month, i unplugged my amps power, ground and remote turn on becaue my bud was having problems with his amp so i hooked it up to see if it was his power and ground that was messing up his amp and found out it was his amp that was dead. So i hooked all my stuff back up and it started doing that thing where if i turned it up to loud it would kick out and give me error 03 about wires or grounds touching but all the wires were fine. I went to work, and it was still working like that, then i left work and the amp wont even power on. Checked all wires and fuses, i have power to the amp, ground is fine, and remote turn on has power there but amp wont do anything. Is it cooked? hard to fix? worth fixing? What would be a good amp that would push 1200 + watts rms if my amp is fried?

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Re: amp not turning on

Wouldn't be the first JL amp I saw fried...but there are some tests you can do. First of all, double check your fuses, they may appear to be fine, but sometimes they are blown even if you can't see it. Either blindly change them or test them for continuity with a digital multimeter. Also, disconnect the remote turnon and jump power directly over from the power wire to the remote terminal on the amp, if the amp powers on then you have to go double check your remote wire. Hope this helps.

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