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Blown Channel on an amplifier

If i've blown a channel on a stereo amplifier. what do i check on the board to be replaced besides the transistors.

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Look for low valued resistors that may look ok, but be open. Check the emitter resistors (.22 or .47 ohms). Check the transistors in the driver circuit as well.
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Hi again! Been thinking about this and you might not need to wait for someone to answer. I assume the transistor in question has blown apart or burnt up so you can't read the number?
However does it come off the heatsink as part of the main amp? If it does then it might have a brother around it. For if it is say the left or right channel transistor, then the other channel will have the same type transistor. Remember the left and right channels are copies of one another. If you see 4 transistors on the heat sink then it's a push-pull amp. They work in pairs, one pair for each channel. By the way it's best to replace the pair, even if only one is blown.
If on the other hand the blown transistor is from the power supply section, then you will have to wait for someone to help, or get the service manual.

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Take a ohm meter and measure resistance from emiter to collector should have a few kilo ohm on output transistor.
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note position of transistor . you have a NPN and a PNP for each channel.
Replace fuse and power up. If fuse blows check bridge in the power supply.

80% of the time output transistor burn and blow the fuse.
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Hi there, sounds like you may have a short to ground on the output transistors. Does it have transistors or an IC output. It is most likely that you have not replaced a mica washer or insulator. Check to ground with a meter from the case of the output devices.

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