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My Fender Passport stays in protect mode.

I was playing a show and it just stopped working when I looked at the tower I saw that it had switched to protect mode. I only had one guitar and one mike hooked up to it and it was plugged into a surge protector. The volt setting is on 115. I live in the U.S. Any ideas?

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I have one that has done the same. It is the next smaller size. The power supply fried a toroidal inductor in mine. Frankly, these things are a major pain to work on. You have to usually remove the front panel before you can remove the back power supply and power amp section.

If you have warranty coverage USE IT !!!

The protect feature in mine monitors the power supply load and shuts down the supply if it senses overload. They are hard to work on as you have to bypass the protect to troubleshoot and get to the root cause.

Use the old light bulb in series trick to limit the current.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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