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Amp turns on but no sound even with diff guitars and cords

My line 6 spider amplifier for my guitar will turn on but not make a sound. even when the volume is turned up on both my guitar and the amplifier. i have tried a couple guitars and cords so the problem is he amp. -Daniel from Indiana

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Hi Dan
I wish I could just say what to fix, but you can not do this at home. Line 6 is a great amp and worth the time taking it down to the music shop , to be looked at an give you a repair estimate. good luck keep on rocking in the free world. DFD

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My amp is a line6 spider 30 it powers up but makes load hum through speaker when i plug in guitar it don't detect it.

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