#1
Hey guys I have an Orange Crush 30R that I've owned for probably a little over 2 years now. Today when I played it for just a minute, it made this loud sound. Something shot out from the inside of the amp and made a dent to the front cover and smoke came out of it. I could still hear my guitar after it did that so idk if one of the tubes blew up or what, but when i picked it up a metal cylinder shaped object came out of it. What is this? My warranty has expired so I have to fix it myself, so I need to know what's wrong and what needs replacing n stuff. Thanks in advance!
#2
A valve cover maybe? Or the speaker coil?
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#3
The Orange Crush is a solid state amp, so I kind of doubt it was a tube.....

Maybe a capacitor?

Would probably help if you took a picture of what you're talking about...
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#4
Wow that's violent; yeah sounds like it would have to be a capacitor. If you don't know what it is though take it and the amp to someone who does and they'll be able to fix it up.

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Sounds like a capacitor here, too. You can try replacing it, if you know what the value is of the old part and you know how to solder. However, I'd want to know why it blew. There may be another problem - replacing the cap, if that's what it was, could cause a repeat performance AND could make matters even worse.
#6
Wow that is kind of an epic way for an amp to mess up lol. I honestly don't know anything about fixing amps but I do know that my zoom has messed up a few times and my fender as well. And they are almost always fixable. I just take mine to my local music shop and the guy usually has it fixed within a couple of days
#7
Sounds like new amp time.

Because taking it to a tech would probably only cost slightly less than just buying a new one.
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About the only thing that will explode with that sort of violence is a big capacitor. If I was a betting man my money would be on a filter capacitor.
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Yep, that's a filter cap.
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Technically, it's what's left of a filter cap. More than likely, it's from the power supply section. With the right skills, it could be fixed for a few dollars.
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Looks like a cap. Can you get a photo of the bottom of it?

There's nothing inside it. It's completely hollow.
#16
That's pretty impressive. I've seen them split open longitudinally before but never take off like a rocket.
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#17
After looking at the pictures:
A. That is insane!
B. That is pretty funny lol.
Prolly not for you but imagine if it didn't have the screen? That would have shot like a ****ing rocket!
#19
Dude... That's so rock and roll. But yeah. I'm gonna say new amp time. You could get it fixed but with the cost of labor counting diagnosis to what caused that in the first place, it might be better to go with a new amp...
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Sounds like new amp time.

Because taking it to a tech would probably only cost slightly less than just buying a new one.


+1

i mean you could fix it, but as mentioned it may recur because there could be something further up the chain that caused the cap to blow

do you have a shot of the chassis? how does the board look?

+1 good time to upgrade, probably not worth a trip to a shop.
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#21
If you can't fix it yourself, don't bother. If you do do it yourself try to get one with a higher voltage rating than the one that was in it. Same capacitance but higher voltage. You'll have to check for scorching elsewhere on the board before even bothering. Caps will blow all by themselves at times but you'll want to be checking that nothing shorted out downstream that caused it.
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#22
AH! im not alone

i had the EXACT same thing as you,
i have the same amp, an Orange crush 30r

i was plugging in the cable in my guitar and i heard a loud BANG, then something fell out of the back (the tube thing), i looked at my amp and there was smoke coming out of it, and the dent in the screen is there too (looks even bigger on mine)

here's a pic:
http://i60.tinypic.com/1535sup.jpg

but now im wondering, since i was googling for it in the first place, did you get it fixed and if so how much did it cost?

i really loved this amp so i would like to get this fixed maybe, but then again i'm on a low budget (student).. (also a reason why i can't really buy a new amp)
#23
don't necrobump. the thread is dead. its over a year older.

post your own thread if you would like.
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