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    Possible to fix blown amps???

    Is it possible to have blown amps repaired instead of having them replaced? Is it hard to repair them? Do you take it to a certain shop?? Please give me some insight. How much does it usually cost?







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    I deal with quite a few amp/speaker repair companies (uncle's in the PA business and get a LOT of blown stuff)

    Basically, for amps, the guys over there said, as long as it didn't catch fire, and the PCB is still working alright, shouldn't be too much trouble



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    Paikiah- where would I be able to take the amp to be fixed or atleast get a quote?




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    Originally posted by debutis
    Paikiah- where would I be able to take the amp to be fixed or atleast get a quote?
    Erm, I live in Korea man...can't help you with that one dude, sorry...



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    I know many companies who will look at your amp for a ~ $100 rate and fix it if its under $100 in parts or so...if its more they'll replace it.

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    Originally posted by Jmac
    A local car audio specialty shop (i.e. not Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.)
    what about an electronics repair shop....one that repairs tv's stereo's and vcr's




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    Re: Possible to fix blown amps???

    Originally posted by debutis
    Is it possible to have blown amps repaired instead of having them replaced? Is it hard to repair them? Do you take it to a certain shop?? Please give me some insight. How much does it usually cost?
    Parts wise?

    Usually about 10 bucks total.

    It's the technicians time to diagnose that you are really paying for.

    I usually repair my own, the last time I sent one in it was to a company I trust in MN that does electronic repair because I had no time - cost was 80 bucks I believe.




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    Jlaine: Is it usually very hard to fix the amps? How can I diagnose the problem?
    Thanks in advance



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    Originally posted by debutis
    Jlaine: Is it usually very hard to fix the amps? How can I diagnose the problem?
    Thanks in advance
    If you have no electronics background, I suggest you forget it as you'll just create more problems.

    If you do -- well, you wouldn't be asking so -- I'd suggest sending it in for repair... I've had to go back and fix too many 'field' repairs to try and suggest diving in.. If you treasure your amp, let a professional at it... Chain failures are common, so even if you did manage to spot a problem, repairing it may just lead to it's failure again because of something else.




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