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When turned on amp shuts down and displays power off. what may be the cause?

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You have a short in your unit somewhere which is triggering the fault circuit. It could be almost anywhere but more than likely it is an output driver transistor. If they all check OK I would troubleshoot the power supply. Do you get any fault indications on the display? Let me know and I'll see if I can narrow down the search.


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