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Disconnect the power. Disconnect the speaker cable from the rear of the chassis. Remove the 4 screws from the top of the cabinet. Not the handle...
Wiggle the chassis up and down to disconnect the gaskets and slide it out the back. Pretty easy

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Aug 11, 2018

You should see four screws on the top (not the ones that hold the corner protectors) - these are large Phillips screw tops. Remove the screw and put the amp on its side and remove the chassis from the back (there may be a back behind the speakers you need to remove first).

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015

Contrary to what's posted above, the Marshall MG series does not pass the speaker power output through the headphone jack, and inserting the headphones into the jack does not disable the speaker. The headphone amp is a separate circuit and it's input is taken before the master volume. So Jan's post is exactly right. Turn off the master volume and turn up all the other gain/volumes as high as they will go. The other issue is that the headphone jack's output does not drive low efficiency headphones well, so you need some headphones similar to Sony's MDR-V700s to hear it well. Earbuds just don't cut it.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Jan 16, 2015

Bearings have gone in it... The fans are standard part. Take number off the label and search for the same unit. Note if it has two or three wires. If it has only two wires, replace with one of same voltage and current or wattage rating and of course that fits size-wise. Three wire ones have a sensor and you are best to replace with exact unit.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Nov 02, 2014

This is likely a bad switch contact in the headphone jack... they are really poor quality in most amps... plastic case and EASILY damaged by side forces on the jack. REplacement is the solution.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Feb 02, 2012

Either the control is damaged (happens if they get hit) or it is possible the circuit board it is mounted on has broken solder OR worse, a crack near the control. The unit will require servicing. Parts are readily available.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Jan 03, 2012

Often the bypass contacts on the FX insert jack fail to close. These jacks are really poor and after plugging in a plug several times the bypass switch contact becomes sprung so as to not make good contact causing symptoms like yours.

Open the unit and inspect the jack. You can bend the contacts to tighten them BUT they will fail again.

Externally sometimes you can make a short jumper cable to connect the preamp out to the PA in to bypass the failing contacts.

On an insert jack, you can just wire a TRS plug tip to ring and plug it in.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Dec 08, 2011

Make sure that when the audio from the speaker cuts, the headphones are still working (try it several times). If this is correct the problem isn't at the preamp or driver tubes. Try to locate the wire that is connecting the speaker with the amplifier. There must be a bad connection at this cable or at the speaker's coil itself. Try hiting with a solid tool (the back of a screwdriver for example) the parts and the connections (not the tubes, just the mountings) while the amplifier is working in order to locate a loosing contact. Once you find it use a soldering gun to fix the connection.

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Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Dec 08, 2011

Overdrive is distortion. Essentially flattops the waveform.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Jul 22, 2011

Assuming that the amplifier has no other problems (till this one come up) and in case you don't use the "send" connector frequently, I believe that it's some kind of "dirt" in the connector. Switch of the amplifier and use a contact cleaner spray (available at any electrinics' shop) in order to spray in the connector. Plug - in and out many times a free male connector into the female one for the contacts to clean up. Allow some minutes the amplifier to dry and check the results.
Also make sure that the cable that you use for "send" audio is working. In case of a short-circuit cable you may come to the same problem.

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Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Jul 04, 2011

I have a 250 gfx, and I have had the same problem intermittently, I have concluded that the digital fx section is to blame, as it is also responsible for the speaker modelling for the line/headphone jack, and I have also had problems with my fx section.
If you have anything in the effects loop that boosts signal volume remove it, a small boost in the loop gives the power amp in these a nice glassy sound, but seems to be (in my case at least) responsible for the failure of the fx/ emulated line out.
Also check all your leads and headphones cord, try some different headphones if you have them.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Apr 03, 2011

Has it always done this? If it's just a mild hissing sound, chances are it's normal. If it's a loud obnoxious buzz, is your gain cranked all the way up? If it is, turn it down about half way and see if it goes away. If not, take it in to a good guitar store for service/diagnosis.

Marshall Mg50dfx... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011

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