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Re: Power to amp
It sounds like the power supply has failed (burnt smell). Any local shop that repairs car audio should be able to repair it. If you don't know which shops repair car audio, call the local car audio dealers and ask them who they send their amps to for service.
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Remove all the wires from the amp including the remote turn on wire. Once you do that, after about 30 seconds the amp will reset. Hook the power up first, then the ground then the remote. Turn the unit on and check for power WITHOUT the speakers hooked up. If you get no power by now it's a good chance that the amp is cooked. If you do get power, try hoking up your speakers first on one channel then the other channel and then bridged. If it cuts out or off when you touch the speaker wires to one channel or the other, then that channel is no good. Hope this helps.
Hello Permicioust, Hi, beside the fuse outside the amplifier, is a fuse inside, so check it out first, smell the amp for smoke or burnt parts, check for fuse type resistors on the power supply line inside the amp.
It sounds like you clipped the amp and did damage to It and possibly the speakers. I would check all connections and wires first. If you used too light of wire you may have either burnt the insulation off or burned through the wire. High power amps need large power cables. If thats all ok, did you have a fuse from the pos power terminal? Check that. If every fuse is good and the connection are good then it sounds like you may have blown an internal component in the amp such as a Transistor, Diode, or Capacitor. This would mean taking it to a service facility.
that big coil of wires ytou described is the transformer for the switching power supply. Sounds like you over heated it and blew out the supply or the output section. From what you described you should take or send this unit into be serviced as there are no user serviceable parts in this unit except a fudse maybe and if thats blown theres more problems as thats there ( the fuse) just so the whole bloody thing dosent burn up your car! Good Luck