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raiden1701
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My receiver popped and no longer functions

I tried hooking my stereo receiver (about 15 years old but working great) to one 6" sub speaker. I connected the positives of both speaker wire outs and both of the negivatives of the speakers out and connected the positives to one side of the speaker and the negitives to the other side of the speaker. It seamed to work, but as I turned up the volume I heard a pop and then my receiver died and now it won't power on.

So, what could this be. I'd like to know so I can buy a replacement part for it cause I really like it.

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Re: My receiver popped and no longer functions

Ouch.

Letting the magic smoke out of electronics always makes them stop working.

I suggest that you first check to see if any fuses are blown. There may be an external accessible fuse of fuses. If so, change any that are blown and try again. If no joy, open up the receiver and look for the internal fuses and see if they are blown. Hopefully, this will solve the problem.

If not, there are many things that could have fired. As you learned, amplification components don't like being connected this way, fussy little beasts.

And if you get it going, don't do this again!

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Re: My receiver popped and no longer functions

You were right, the fuse was blow. I didn't even see the fuse till I looked really close.

Thank you very, very much!!!

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Re: My receiver popped and no longer functions

Cool!

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Re: My receiver popped and no longer functions

Way to step up there, Elk! Always there w/ the critical help...

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