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Mtx 895 trouble

I have an 895 thunder mtx amp hooked up to 2 12" kicker comps. i got this amp, installed it with the subs out of the box, and it worked fine. i took it out, and put my subs in a box, and re installed them in my car. now theres no noise, but the light on the amp turns on. ive checked all the wires in the subs, makein sure there hooked up right. any suggestions?

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  • rmmead Oct 09, 2008

    i took mine apart and it appears that 1 (or 2) of the transistors on the "bottom" (if holding it so you could read the lettering) popped. I don't think there is any way to repair it unless you can find another one that you can salvage them from... good luck

  • saleen_2001 May 23, 2009

    I took mine apart and FET1002 and FET1001 are fried



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Check your fuse up front first. some amps will turn the light on with only the remote wire (the 12 volt signal from the head unit). That may be your issue. If not you need to check your signal input. try hooking the rca's to a diffrent source, i.e. other radio your tv anything with Rca out put. If still you get nothing then pull your subs out and take a regular 9 volt battery and touch the leads to the positive and negative of the sub. Just for a moment though if the subs move when they come in contact with the charge from the battery then my last suggestion would be to take it to a store where you can have an authorized tech check out the equiptment. Good luck

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