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Old 02-05-2006, 11:40 PM   #1
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One of my amps is not turning on. I hooked up two amps the other day and now one of them stopped working. The power light doesn't come on. I swiched all the wiring aroung between the amps so it is not wireing. Also the fuses are good.

Some things that i noticed is that when both audio imput plugs are out on the messed amp, and i touch the male end of the plug to the outside of the female on the imput, it pops the other speaker(the audio wires split off from one source).

Also i noticed that when everything is on and i touch the power to the power imput on the good amp is sorta sparks a little. On the messed amp there is no spark..

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Old 02-05-2006, 11:52 PM   #2
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Check ur ground.....usually thats the big one I run into. I know u said u checked the wiring but it never hurts to check twice!!
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if you cant figure it out grounds are a good place to start looking, also make sure your remote wire is connect really well, and if that doesnt do it, sometimes distribution blocks have loose fuse holders that do not hold the fuses tight enough and the holders need to be pinched together more. Also check how well the wires are going in and out of the fuse holder if it is loose or something. I think the best way to check is using a multimeter to check if you are getting 12v out of each positive wire going to the amps and also checking for 12v from each remote wire. I know how frustrating it is when something stops working, but think logically (think about the whole circuit of current), and think about all the things that could happen, and you will find it.
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do you have the remote turn on wired up?
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Ok, i went out there and its defintely not the ground. Its also not the external fuse on the wireing. I then took it inside and took it apart and here ya go.

I figured you might see something i didn't.


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Im sorry to be blunt here, but its not worth investing your time or effort into that amp.. If you have it all hooked up and it just wont turn on - its a Jensen, throw it out.
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No, just help me out. I dont care if it was just a jensen. It worked fine for me.
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Im sorry to be blunt here, but its not worth investing your time or effort into that amp.. If you have it all hooked up and it just wont turn on - its a Jensen, throw it out.
sorry im gonna have to agree.....the internals of the amp may have fried...therefore scewring the amp....it may never turn on again
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No, just help me out. I dont care if it was just a jensen. It worked fine for me.
if it is an internal problem, which it has to be if you indeed swapped all the other wires from your other amp, then THROW IT AWAY, i had an ADS amp that has an intermittant channel, and i wouldnt touch it inside, its not worth it. brand has almost nothing to do with it, its pure value. i run a jensen in my car ..... but only because it is working, not well, but its working.... the second it hiccups its going in the dumpster
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After i put it back together and hooked it back up, it had power and was working. Thanks for the help.
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