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Zoom MRS 1608 will not power on

Power supply works with my Zoom MRS 1266 but not the 1608; the plug seems loose on the 1608. There is absolutely no sign of life.

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I suggest checking to make sure those 2 units can actually use the same adapter and also check the polarity on both to see if they are the same. Most stompbox stuff usually has negative on the center of the socket, instead of positive like other devices. If I spend a little time I could find the manuals and find out for myself but, this was my logical "top of my mind" kind of advice. Those values (volts,mA, and polarity) must be known in order to help you further. I believe it will be 9v, a few 100 mA's, and negative in the center on both but, not sure.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014

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    Andy Longden Mar 21, 2014

    Hi Joe I have checked and both the 1608 and the 1266 use the same voltage, polarity and current. I noticed that the adapter plug seems loose in the 1608 and am hoping that it is the socket that is faulty (maybe a dry joint or worn earth contact) the details are DC12V, 3A centre live


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