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Mordaunt Short MS309W no power.

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Stinger69, Sep 7, 2008.

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    As the subject says, I have an MS309W, about 4 years old, that does not power up. No rear leds and no sound. All usual suspects checked, power lead fuse, and as it is out of warranty, I checked the internal fuses. I could only see two internal power fuses both next to each other. From memory I think T6.3a/250v. Both appeared fine. Have I missed any fuses?

    I'm worried that repair might not be financially viable.
    Anyone have any magic cures?

    Thanks in advance.

    Andy.

    ps luckily I have two of them, so at least I have a backup!.
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    Is there one underneath where the kettle lead plugs in?

    I forget.
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    No, there's not I'm afraid. Thanks though.

    Andy.
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    Looking a bit bleak then, in that case.

    I doubt a repair would be extortionately expensive, but I agree, It's probably a write off, seeing as you can get a new one pretty cheap :(

    I wouldn't sling it though, you never know, the driver at least, might come in handy, if you have room to stash it.

    It might be worth giving MS a call though, just to see what they say. You never know, they might have some amps occupying space they need.

    It'd only cost a phone call :)
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    Not a bad idea. I do have an old NAD power amp that can be bridged as a mono amp. I could connect one of those direct to the sub. Might be interesting!

    Andy.
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    In case anyone's interested, I did connect an old NAD 2150 poweramp directly to the subs driver. I then sealed the enclosure up again, connected the lfe output to the NAD, and what can I say! It sounds stunning. Bit of a hotch potch but better than wasting a perfectly good drive unit!

    Andy.
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    Nice one :smashin:

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