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What is wrong with my pre-amp ?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by Flimber, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Flimber

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    I have an old QED* C300PA pre-amp which has a fast-blow fuse next to the transformer. Everytime it's powered up, the fuse blows :( I used to love this preamp and the phono stage is very good (the PA stands for Premium Analogue). It's about '92 vintage and I want to get it up and running again. Broken hi-fi depresses me. Any ideas anyone ? I've got a multimeter if it helps :D

    Cheers,
    Mike.

    *Yes newbies, they really did used to make some very decent hardware :)
     
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    I'd still appreciate some help/advice on this one if anyone's willing :)

    Cheers,
    Mike.
     
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    Does it still "blow" with no components or speakers connected?

    If it does, I would try and open her up and clean up the inside by using a hair-dryer (or similar) to blow away any dust, lint etc that may have accumualted over the years.

    Failing that, I would be taking it to a specialist repair shop.

    Above is not specific to the pre-amp (which i have no experience with) but more general in nature.
     
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    Yes it does 'blow' regardless, IIRC. And it's not worth enough to have a 'pro' look at it (£100+ ?), yet worth enough (sentimentally) for me to want to breathe life back through it.

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    Mike.
     
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    Why not try a slow blow fuse?
     
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    Fear ?
     

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