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Have a Behringer Europower pmp5000 and I am getting no signal from my Mon 1 output (unpowered) or from my main 2 / mono (powered) output. Have full control of the main 1 and the Mon 2 but nothing from the others. I'm not super technical but can manage some small repairs. Could this be fuse issues? How do I access them?

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Make sure the three position slide switch is set correctly for the stereo usage, that is NOT the bridged OR the Mon mode.

MAKE SURE the pan pots are set to middle as they control the spit of the audio to the two channels.

This is a class "D" amplifier (switching) and there really isn't any fuse for a single channel.

MAKE SURE your speakon connections are good by swapping your speaker cables.

I repaired my unit and had to do that without schematics... Behringer will not give them out. Mine had a severe arc-over on one side power amp taking out about ten transistors and diodes and one swithcing regulator chip. Had to cut out the "cancer" of the burned board.

This unit uses a complementary output stage that is made up of one transistor on one side and a pair in parallel on the other. This drives the inductor/capacitor filter... I think the switching frequency is between 100KHz and 1 MHz as I recall. All those transistors were gonzo. It also fried the main power switching transistors in the power supply, several smaller transistors, diodes, and the switching regulator chip.
Also two 10 ohm power resistors were fried. They soft start this unit by charging the main caps via two resistors that limit the inrush current.
A small switching supply has to come up first before the main supply which sends the DC to the amp section.

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Probably the channel A went. If you are fortunate, the power supply is still OK. There are protection circuits for the speakers, however you MUST use speakers that are rated at over 400 Watts. If you use smaller ones, they can get blown. There is a weakness primarily on insulation for channel A and an arc between layers of a circuit board can wipe out several transistors and a zener diode and sometimes a metering resistor. Once this happens, have unit serviced before using it again as further damage can result.
ALSO PLEASE read my tip I posted on FIXYA regarding a grounding hazard when using Speakon to 1/4 inch speaker cables... essentially the barrel of the 1/4 inch jack of the A channel is the hot lead, NOT the tip for that channel.

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SOURCE: Europower PMP5000, In the Front Panel there is a

Yes, you can use both the main1 and main2. They are independently driven and please note that they are PSUEDO balanced drives... that is the cold side of the balanced line is NOT driven as a complement, but is merely returned to signal ground by a 120 ohm resistor. This CAN cause hum problems or noise pickup depending on the connected equipment and ground loops. Best to run this into amps/speakers thaat have TRUE balanced inputs and also keep the power source the same for all devices.

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Very strange behavior. Knowing the electronics within the unit, I see no reason that moving the main volume could restore operation. i tend to think that is a coincidence. Possibility the vibration of moving the control caused it to operate again. Do read the tip about PMP mixers I posted on Fixya about the hazard of channel A output if you use Speakon to 1/4 inch cables or adapters. If this happens again, try headphones and see if the signal still comes through them. There is an electronic fuse that can kill output IF the output current gets too high, but for that one you have toturn power off for some time for it to reset. Since you did not turn power off per your posting, that possibility is ruled out. Normally the sliders will NOT fail midstream and would be restored with any slight movement.

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It is likely the amps have been blown. Take for repair as further use may cause further damage.

Test the mixer by plugging headphones into the main L and R outputs. Note you will hear only one side of the headphone being these are mono outputs. The level will be low, but will check that the rest of the mixer is working.

ALSO please read my tip on here regarding a hazard of speaker polarity.

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No sound to speakers


There are many things, including hardware failure to cause this.

Make sure that the PFL buttons are ALL up. The LED indicators on the right are shared with solo channel and main output.

REMEMBER that the MAIN 1/4 inch jacks are TRS balanced and plugging a mono cable into these OR st the other end plugging into a MONO will short out the balanced line drivers. Since this also goes to the power amp, that can ground out the signal to the amps. All the other 1/4 inch jacks are pseudo balanced and mono plugs will not cause a problem other than possible hum or noise levels.

Do you get anything out of the PHONES jack?

Note that the standby switch must be UP in the upper right corner... it kills the first 12 channels. ALso with two speakers make sure the MAIN slide switch is in the MAIN A MAIN B upper position.

Start with all your PAN controls at 12 o'clock.

I have repaired two of these units and a PMP3000. Great caution: NEVER pull or insert speaker cables while unit is on. Great damage can be done. IF the fuse blows do NOT replace it!!! Get serviced immediately as replacing the fuse will likely do more damage. The worst damaged one required replacing around a dozen transistors and other components.

The power amps in these have a habit of arcing out... NEVER store in a high humidity area!!!

Try a set of stereo headphones plugged into the L and R MAIN out 1/4 inch jack... If you have audio there your power amps have failed or the +/- 85 volt supply has smoked.

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