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Old 12-05-2006
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How to tell if Amp is broken?

Well I have been without a system for 1 year now and was wondering what could be wrong. I was at the beach "ramping" my truck and the headunit fell out of the dash. Some wires came unplugged and I forgot to turn the power off before plugging them back in well the RCA cords sparked on the amp on the radio when I plugged them back in and I have not had bump ever since.

I was wondering if there was a way to test them amp(not the one on the radio) to see if its broken or if I fried the amp on the radio. Everything else on the radio has worked fine ever since but I cant get bump.

I hope that makes sence.

OH YEAH its an Alpine 9833
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well, check the fuses, CDplayer, amp, battery... they are supposed to blow before the electronics....
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hmmmm if they sparked against your radio maybe you grounded your rcas? Does your amp turn on? I need more info and i could prolly tell ya
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I will check when I go out on break from school.
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Yea my amp gets power. I guess I should get some cheap RCA's and test that out
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could be three things

rcas are bad
rca channels in the radio are bad
rca channels on the amp are bad
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