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Dead DT-50
by broadfca on 2012-05-29 06:14:51.4450

Hi All, it's obvious I don't know what I'm doing on this forum. So I'm posting this again. Has anyone experienced their DT-50 go dead while playing through it? I was pIaying away, and it just went dead. I pulled the chassis and all the replaceable fuses look good. I'm curious if there may be an infamous part (that someone knows about) in it that fails and kills all the power. It's not under warranty anymore so I'm curious if anyone else has experienced this, please post up.



Re: Dead DT-50
by DarthHollis on 2012-05-29 06:44:35.5210

Can you please explain what you mean by "dead"?  Are the lights still on in the front of the amp?  Do the tubes still glow?

I have seen people not have the power cord in the back of the amp all the way.........

It could be very simple or very complicated. 

You have done the right thing so far.  If the power is completely out and no lights are coming on at all check your power source, then the power cable, then the fuse....keep working in this direction until you rule out certain things.

Even if the fuse does not look blown, it may be.  If you have a replacement try it out.  I always keep spares because this is the easiest thing to fix and I would be really pissed if it happened at a gig and I didn't have a 50 cent fuse.

If the power is on, check your speaker cable, your guitar chord, the input jack on your guitar....... keep going......

Post back with answers. 

It could also be a tube.  There are only 4 tubes total.  If you have the money I would go buy replacements.  If this fixes your problem you are good to go and you can test each individual tube to find out which one(s) was not working.  If it doesn't fix your problem then you now have back-up tubes for when you need them.

Worst case scenario is your transformer is blown and you will need to get the amp repaired.  If you just got it recently you might be able to return it to the seller and get a replacement.

Re: Dead DT-50
by spaceatl on 2012-05-29 06:46:01.6130

So is it dead as in no power at all?

You checked the main power fuse? This is overlooked sometimes it's actually in the IEC AC connector on the bottom...

Re: Dead DT-50
by broadfca on 2012-05-29 07:11:15.1200

I have a 2X12 DT-50. Are you talking about the fuse on the back of the chassis that you need a little flat head screw driver to remove?



Re: Dead DT-50
by DarthHollis on 2012-05-29 07:26:50.2190

Yes, it should be right next to the power cable.

Re: Dead DT-50
by kisuco007 on 2012-11-21 12:38:09.9610

Hello can someone tell me where I find this fuse for the sale of the dt-50. Thank you.

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