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I just received this kenwood 100 watt powered sub w/10'' sub from a friend... he says it just won't turn on, i checked the fuses and they seem ok to me just won't turn on like he said... can someone help here i'd hate to through away since really need one...

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  • capoddon Jul 17, 2009

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    thanks for your input

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Check the transformer has ac around 50 vac. then check the dc power supply at +_ 45 vdc if all that is ok,check the output ic has +- 45 vdc at 2 of the pins,if it does,the output ic is probably no good

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