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Legacy amp in protect mode

Hya i have a leagcy la 798 wich a live wire hit the speaker out put then wnt into protect made a chip had blown so i replaced it but still in proctect plz can sum 1 help !!!!!!!!!!

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  • biggy19 Dec 15, 2007

    ummmmm not sure mate i think its caleed a heat shrink chip but not 2 sore

  • biggy19 Dec 15, 2007

    yes will do thanks alot 4 ur help

  • biggy19 Dec 18, 2007


    1. heres the two chips i replaced that were burnt out but still in protect mode

  • biggy19 Dec 18, 2007



    • this is the whole and the red 1 can be used for parts i hope

  • biggy19 Dec 18, 2007

    thanks alot mate realy helpfull ill let u no how it gos

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What was the part number on the transistor you replaced?

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

  • Perry Babin Dec 15, 2007

    Can you post a photo?

  • Perry Babin Dec 18, 2007

    It appears that there were four of the IRFZ44 power supply transistors (or whatever transistor they used in this amp). If that's the case, you need to replace all 4 instead of only two (for better reliability).



    The amp is probably going into protect because one or more of the output transistors has failed. Measure the resistance between legs 2 and 3 of each of the individual output transistors. The outputs are the 4 larger transistors clamped to the heatsink on the other end of the amp. If you find any that read near 0 ohms between legs 2 and 3, it's probably defective and needs to be removed from the board to be checked. Mark their locations before removing them if you remove more than one at a time.



    You should also read through this web page. It will help cover the basics.

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