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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    good luck with a $100 amp
    what would you suggest?







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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    i can sell you a new amp but it will cost about 200 shipped .but will be a good amp too.no audiopipe junk




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by alec14 View Post
    it's not necessarily blown. just a couple things to fix. rf amps have a switch that blows and puts it in protect mode when something like it happens
    No amps have a "switch" that blows. A switch is a physical openning/closing of a circuit done manually. A fuse or breaker could blow. If it were a fuse, it would not be smoking. Electronics that smoke don't work anymore. It's a simple fact. They load smoke in components from the factory. Components are designed to release it when they are bad. That's how you know.... and knowing is half the battle. GI JOE!!!




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by LBC View Post
    No amps have a "switch" that blows. A switch is a physical openning/closing of a circuit done manually. A fuse or breaker could blow. If it were a fuse, it would not be smoking. Electronics that smoke don't work anymore. It's a simple fact. They load smoke in components from the factory. Components are designed to release it when they are bad. That's how you know.... and knowing is half the battle. GI JOE!!!
    I really hope you're joking.




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by alec14 View Post
    So I was hooking my amp up yesterday with a friend, and he was putting the ground and power in. He touched it once to the post, it sparked, and he put it on the post and began clamping it down. All of a sudden, it started smoking like crazy. We unhooked it, but i'm unsure what to do next. Are just the fuses blown? is it gone? any help would be greatly appreciated. My amp is a Rockford Fosgate R-1000-1D
    I'm sorry but I have to lulz here, it "started smoking like crazy" and you want to know what happened to it?

    Your friend caught the **** thing on fire, something burned up in there. Make him buy you a new amp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBC View Post
    No amps have a "switch" that blows. A switch is a physical openning/closing of a circuit done manually. A fuse or breaker could blow. If it were a fuse, it would not be smoking. Electronics that smoke don't work anymore. It's a simple fact. They load smoke in components from the factory. Components are designed to release it when they are bad. That's how you know.... and knowing is half the battle. GI JOE!!!
    LMAO this has to be a troll, please tell me it is.



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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by alec14 View Post
    it's not necessarily blown. just a couple things to fix. rf amps have a switch that blows and puts it in protect mode when something like it happens

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    yeah, electricity isn't rocket science. i know how it operates.
    Can you open up the amp and take some pics and post them here? I just want to see the carnage, or the magical "switch" that blows on RF amps.




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlexnInLa View Post

    LMAO this has to be a troll, please tell me it is.
    If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll...
    It was a funny read.




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

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    I'm sorry but I have to lulz here, it "started smoking like crazy" and you want to know what happened to it?

    Your friend caught the **** thing on fire, something burned up in there. Make him buy you a new amp![COLOR="Silver"]
    ^^^This

    I could see this happening if he hooked the power wire to the remote on terminal...




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    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    If it looks like a troll and acts like a troll...
    It was a funny read.
    We've joked about magic smoke for years... but I never thought anybody might actually believe in it... until NOW!



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    Quote Originally Posted by FlexnInLa View Post
    We've joked about magic smoke for years... but I never thought anybody might actually believe in it... until NOW!
    ... That's pretty bad if someone believes that... I wouldn't be surprised though




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    not believing in it, just wondering because i've never had an amp blow up on me before.




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    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    i can sell you a new amp but it will cost about 200 shipped .but will be a good amp too.no audiopipe junk
    what amp is it?




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    and besides, i was asking a simple question. if I wanted an answer that got me absolutely nowhere, I wouldn't have bothered asking.




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    update: the capacitors inside the amp are blown. is this an easy, relatively cheap fix?




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    Re: possibly hooked my amp up backwards, started smoking.... what happened to it?

    Can be if you send it to be repaired at the right place. A couple vendors here trust db-r and I'd recommend the same



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