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XX- ZEUS MONO D- CLASS / 1600 WATTS RMS

I was installing my amp when one of my speaker wire touched the connection to my playstation two. So now my amp is on protection light. I know that its burnt but how can i fix it?

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It's likely that the amplifier has shorted output transistors. If that's the case, they will have to be replaced. If you have zero experience with electronic repair, you should pay someone to repair it instead of trying to repair it yourself.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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