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Amp in protect mode

My amp keeps going into protect mode and i dont want to send it away for another month if you could help me that would be great

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Re: amp in protect mode

Most time they go to protect there is something shorted in power supply. And at times it could be a bad amplifier transistor.

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There is some short inside the internal circuit board. Normally, this short will occur to its audio output section. If any audio output IC get shorted, the set will switch to protect mode. If this mode should chage to normal, you have to find out the damaged component, and should replace them with same type and number. OK.

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Ok this means the AMP is in protection mode!..most likely the cause is a short in your wireing from the speaker wires! check all wires going in and out of amp! Look for stray wires touching metal or other contacts! (If this does not fix it the short may be inside of amp!
(This has nothing to do with a fuse!)
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The numbers of the transistors thay you need to replaced are on the transistor themselfs. Just take out the bad transistors and get the numbers that you need. I ALWAYS replace the output, driver and bias control transistor myself. One thing to keep in mind, if the number on the transistor starts with "A or B or C or D or K" you need to add "2S" in front of that number when you order it. Now that this problem has repeated itself, double check your wire and speaker. They can cause this problem.

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Since the problem seems to be sensitive to the volume level, I would be looking at the output wave form for any DC current. Although the protection circuit should detect any DC present, it is possible that some is leaking through. Also, verify that the speaker impedence is correct. If the amp is seeing too low an impedence load, it will work too hard causing excessive heat which will shutdown the unit as well.

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Ypou have an intermittent problem that sounds to be heat related... the more work the amp does, the more heat generated by the output stages. This will be aggravating some poor solder joints that are cracked or dry. The unit needs some repair work done in these areas. If you have good experience with a soldering iron, the cure for this is to resolder the power stages of the unit, or any other solder joints that look to be failing.

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are you using a right load for the amplifier. what the rated output power of your amplifier. and know the output of your speakers.

well sometimes it protects you from being deaf.. for maybe its too loud so it goes to protection mode. dont know if -23 could make a person deaf.

well I hope I helped you with my solutions.. ^.^ please dont hesitate to respond us..

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