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your amp can be repaired by a professional to hard for someone without electronics training. you may find it is to expensive to repair. new will probably be your best bet.but do find out about repair before buying new. I have a local shop here that has a 60 dollar fee to look at it then if parts are needed they have an hourly rate plus parts. good luck
First - disconnect ALL wires.... Power, Ground, Remote, RCA, Speakers.
Reconnect only power, and ground, and remote wire - being extra careful there are no wire strands sticking out of the terminal.
Now power on the amplifier. If the fuse on the amplifier blows - the problem is internal and should be repaired by an electrical repair shop familiar with Car Audio Amplifiers - as Audiobahn is no longer in business - repair schematics are hard to come acros, and parts must be sourced elsewhere.
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It sounds like you have some broken solder connections on the power terminal. if you know how to solder and are good at taking things apart and putting them back together you can fix it pretty easy.
Car amps are not always very easy to take apart if you have never done it before.
Radioshack guys don't know much at all about real repair work, but they can help find a part you might need.
This can probably be fixed at a repair shop for $60 to $80 depending on the shops rates.
You know one thing for sure, the amp will work if you hold the terminal down. If it was an electrical problem that needed some real troubleshooting done, holding your finger on the power terminal would not make it start working again. This has to be a bad connection inside the amp.
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