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DT25 dead. Changed fuse, caught fire.
on 2013-03-11 09:34:35
Turned on my DT25 combo yesterday and it died completely a fraction of a second later. No lights, no sound, no glow from tubes. Nothing. My pedalboard on the same power strip works normally. I removed the backcover to check the tubes, they looked fine. Checked the fuse above the powercord inlet which also appeared fine. Tried a new powercord, nothing. It was simply stone cold dead.
Today I found the fuse in the powercord inlet and it was blown. Yay! I jump in my car to get a set of new fuses making sure to bring the old one and the little plastic cover holding it in place. The plastic cover says 1.6w/10A max, so I get a set of slow blow 1A, 2.5A, 5A and 10A. (They come in sets at my local dealer). So I get home and try with one of the 1A fuses, same thing; it turns on then immediately dies. I figure I was unlucky with the fuse so I try another 1A, same thing. Then I decide to try one of the 2.5 fuses. "Whooooosh": the fucking amp catches fire, and blows out a cloud of black smoke ! What the fuck is going on ?!?
Re: DT25 dead. Changed fuse, caught fire.
on 2013-03-11 10:13:30
fuses dying, are usually an indication that something else is wrong...
is certainly worth a try to replace....
i'd take it to a service center especially now, since it appears to be getting dangerous.