I effed up, Worth trying to repair?


why3zx

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Hooked up a Massive Audio E3 in a hurry, reversed the power and ground and POP! Pulled it open and at least two of the five 2200uF caps are popped.

I have the tools and ability to replace the caps, question is to those who have done amp repair, is it even worth my time for a 200$ amp? Would have to assume that there is the possibility that more is wrong.

And also, I cannot fathom that any amp this day doesn't have reverse polarity protection.
 

ampjunkielikeme

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It would be worth fixing it yourself.

Where are the popped caps located? near the pos/negative terminals?
You could try and replace just the capacitors that have popped. You may get lucky..You may not. The power supply transistors could be fried.
Most amps do have reverse polarity protection. But its only a diode across the positive and negative inside the amp. Sometimes it works to stop the amp from blowing up.. lol

Do you have a multimeter?
 
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why3zx

why3zx

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I do have a meter, I’m lucky enough to have access to a full electronics repair bench at work.

Let’s see if the pic comes through.
 

Slo_Ride

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Mmm, crispy. I'm sure amps are like, "You'd think they'd make humans that know how to properly hook up an amp by now". 🙃😜
 

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