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Power input problem. Keeps blowing fuses, checked cord and it is good, have continuity across positive and return pins of the receptacle...pulled the covers and did not see anything that was obviously blown. thanks

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There should a small diode located near the power input line, "black in color with band on the one end" chances are it is shorted, blowing the fuse. This is a protection diode preventing a positive/negative mix up, if this turns out to be the problem check to make sure the audio is working, if not! you must replace the ic chip.

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Protection diode on 148 gtl is D55

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