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My amp may have been left on with one speaker unplugged and is now not working. What's the likely diagnosis?

Arrived at gig with no speaker cables. managed to botch together one cable to one speaker and continued with gig. eventually amp stopped working although all led's and lights were working on the mixer

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Does the speaker still work? use a 9 volt battery and do a test thump to see if the horn and woofer still work...when the power amps on these units fail most of the time they shut down.

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