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[b]Help, I think my amp is dead? Sony STR DG910[/b]

Discussion in 'Receivers and amplifiers' started by banie01, May 6, 2008.

  1. banie01

    banie01 Member

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    Hi All,
    Due to an inspired brainwave on my brothers part, and my own stupidity in leaving him alone in my house!My Sony Str dg910 is now dead.

    I imported this amp from the US and was using a stepdown converter to power it, for some reason while I was on holidays the hum from this converter started to bother my brother(who was housesitting) so he just cut off the us plug and wired it to a 3pin!!!!!

    Now my Amp will not power on. I get a click sound when I press the power switch but no other sign of life!!!
    Can this be fixed?
    Is it something as simple as a fuse issue or similar?
    Please help keep me out of prison..... Because if it can't be fixed I'm gonna kill him.
     
  2. iluvendo

    iluvendo Active member

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    BTW,I feel for you


    Being you are outside of the US, I believe indentured servitude is still legal.

    There should be a main fuse from the power cable somewhere underneath the cover. So try to replace that. If that does not do the trick, then repairs may exceed the cost of a new unit. This is why I mentioned indentured servitude (for your brother). Otherwise it is murder and jail time for you.


    BTW price in US is now $340 and here's a link


    http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=...rofessionals.com/prodetails.asp?prodid=490732
     
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  3. banie01

    banie01 Member

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    Thanks for the reply, As for the indentured servitude,,,,I really think an ass whipping is most likely;)
    Do you have any idea what type of fuse is used on these units?
    Just so can have 1 ready to go before I break her open.
    And thanks for the link too, its much appreciated
     
  4. iluvendo

    iluvendo Active member

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    For the US the fuse is usually AGC 125 v 10-12 amps. But just a guess

    For what it is worth, the punishment is referred to as Cane-ing (canning?)


    BTW try to stay out of prison, no internet there, and we need all the aD members viable and free.
     
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  5. banie01

    banie01 Member

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    Thank you so much for that, I swopped out the fuse and all is good again;)
    Just have to recalibrate everything and all will be golden again.
    Thanks again for your help.
    And why do Americans insist on putting the fuse in the unit rather than in the plug?
    Makes a simple fix that much more awkward I think.
     
  6. 7thsinger

    7thsinger Regular member

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    Corporate America does not believe in simple fixes because then you're doing it yourself and not taking it to someone.

    BTW...glad you got everything sorted out...a mild ass whooping may still be in order.
     
  7. iluvendo

    iluvendo Active member

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    Cardiinal 7thsinger, What do you you mean MAY ?
     
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    Sorry Cardinal...IS would be the more appropriate word.
     
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    iluvendo Active member

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    Cardinal, Thank You for the clarification, and bless you !!
     
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  11. banie01

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    Well lets just say he's gonna owe me a few more favours at this rate...
     
  12. varnull

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    Reply to "why fit a fuse inside"

    It's standard practice. All equipment must have a "customer inaccessible" safety device fitted as protection from fire/shock hazard if the line fuse is replaced incorrectly (who ever looks to see if a plug has the right fuse fitted?? so long as it works most people just fit 13A and have done with it. Wrong but very very normal..) Imagine the damage that would be caused if it hadn't been there and nubbins had wired it up straight to the mains with a 13 amp fuse in the plug... Big Money!! Possibly a fire, certainly a very big bang.. maybe electrocution.. possibly destruction of other connected appliances.

    Staple his testicles to a fence outside and leave him overnight to consider his actions.... or wire the case of his computer direct to live mains. Both are cruel and unusual punishment.. I prefer the first.. mental scarring for life.
     
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    Leave it to Varnull to really put good ideas on the table. I like this one. Cheers!
     
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    Now that's gotta hurt !!!
     
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    Try not to let him house sit for you again. He may just get another Brainstorm !
     

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