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No power! The same thing has happened several times in the past and after opening it up to check the fuse and putting it back together it miraculously worked again. This time,,, no luck. Any suggestions?

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Actually, the problem is the little white connector next to the fuse. Mine dead stopped turning on one day and I found the solution. You will need a appropriate sized phillips screwdriver, a head lamp or LED keychain that you can aim from your mouth, a slim flat head screwdriver, and some skinny needle nosed pliers.


-- unplug it.
-- Unscrew/remove the right side panel, on the side of the AC connector (I don't advise opening the entire box as it was a bit hard for me to get back together)
-- fire up your light source, you'll need it!
-- *looking at the now open unit form the open side* you will see the green mainboard horizontally across the bottom.
-- *key in on the near right corner next to the small clear tube fuse*
-- the part that is having problems is the wire lead that has a small white vertical plastic connector, (near right corner next to the fuse) (it will probably have a white "tab" coming from the connector that is slightly out of place)
-- take the needle nose pliers, gently grasping the plastic connector on the wire side, and disconnect the wires from the mainboard connector. (may help to use the slim flat head driver to help dislodge this).
-- once it is disconnected, use the slim phillips to realign that white "connector tab" and slowly (making sure to not bend the pins) re-connect that wire piece with the mainboard connector.

Plug the power in and try flipping it on. Hopefully this fixes it for you. I have had to do this about every 6 months over this last year, but its cheaper than buying a new card!

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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  • mboxr Nov 11, 2010

    yes! helped for me!

  • johnsido May 14, 2011

    Thanks! This solution worked perfectly! I used a tiny flat-head screw driver to push in the pins through the two slots on the white plastic connector. This tightened up the connection, which when I replaced the white connector, turned out to be loose within the white plastic connector. I removed the connector again and held it with needle-nose pliers while pushing a very small flat-head screwdriver into each of the two slots on the white connector in order to tighten the socket. That firmed up the connection when I replaced the white connector to the main board again.

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    meisen Nov 14, 2012

    Unbelievable! The power died on my firepod and there is no one I could find in the Los Angeles area to fix it. Guitar center said buy a new one, and the only option I had was to send it back to Personus in Louisiana to see if they could fix it. I followed these instructions and it worked immediately. Thank you! BTW, when I went into mine, the white connecter referred to in the instructions (just behind the fuse) looked brown like it got too hot. I think I left it on too much.

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Must be a mechanical crack on the circuit board.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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Djlightyear saved my life ah ha! followed the routine and power is back! don't really understand what i did - didn't really seem like i was doing anything that would make a difference but did it anyway and plugged it back in and have now got a firepod that works again and am well happy! thanks!

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The power supply was burnt out at the connecting end on my firepod.

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