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Sometimes my Line 6 stops putting out sound in the middle of playing. To remedy my problem I turn the amp off then back on a few times. Everything lights up as normal when turned on. Also, the main problem is when I swap settings the amp will stop making sound. What can I do to fix my amp?

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First open the amp up, and check the connections to the speaker are ok, if that checks out, next is the fuse, you need to check all the components to see which ones are shorting out or overloading. most you can check with a simple voltmeter. this should help you identify your problem.

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As you know, when you plug in your headphones, the amplifier cuts the sound to the external speaker, routing the signal through your headphones instead.

When you accidentally pulled the headphone plug from the jack, it apparently damaged the jack, which has the relay attached that routes the sound to your headphones.

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Good luck with everything, and if all goes right, adn it is just bent, it may cost you as little as a few dollars to fix. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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