#1
Just picked this amp up from a friend in a "If you can fix it you can have it" Sort of ordeal.

So First things first I checked the fuse to find it was blown, replaced it twice with a 250v 1.5a fuse slowblow ( even though it's a 2A ) which were blown immediately

then I picked up some 250v 2a slowblow fuses, upon installing one of those it blows it a couple seconds after turning it on. I have 3 more of those left but I don't want to risk trying it again.

What could be the problem

I already have a behringer gmx vtone 210 but it has a terrible tone so I'm trying to get this Crate going because these sound waaaay better.
#2
hmmm broke transformer drawing too much current than tis supposed to?
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#4
do you guys have any ways that I can test things or like some way that I can check it out myself as in tutorial links or schematics or something, because everytime I look I can't find anything.
#5
If it was something like a bad connection for a jack or a bad pot you might be in luck. But when a SS is blowing fuses they generally end up in the scrap heap. Your not gonna find a easy to follow tutorial to tell you how to fix it. Theres areason the guys who diagnose SS equipment for a living make pretty good money. Alot of training, and experience is required along with some specialized tools.
#6
^ +1. It's definitely not an amateur job. Unless it's something super obvious upon opening the amp, it's almost certainly not worth repairing.
#8
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^ +1. It's definitely not an amateur job. Unless it's something super obvious upon opening the amp, it's almost certainly not worth repairing.

+1 to this.

If you're blowing fuses, it's an indication of a serious problem. I'm too lazy to look up the specific amp, but if it's a solid state, you might as well chuck it right now - only the terribly expensive ones will be worth the diagnostic and repair bills you'll get from a tech. PCBs can be a real bitch to troubleshoot.
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#9
Yeah luckily I got this thing in a if you can fix it you can have it deal, so i didn't pay anything for it, It just sucks because I was hoping this was fixable. Mainly because I have a terrible sounding behringer guitar amp, and these crate GFX amps are really good.