#1
Ive spilled soft drink in it. its emitting a buzzing sound. its a blackstar ht5. i think the inside is wet. what can i do to try and fix it???
#2
This exact thread happened a few months ago. Was it mountain dew?
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#4
Well regardless, do you feel comfortable opening up the amp?
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#6
Id say wap a hairdryer out to dry it up asap and then take it apart to clean off the sticky residue
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#8
It needs to be pulled apart and cleaned. If you don't know how to discharge the filter capacitors take it to somebody that does. Cleaning it is pretty easy but you have to discharge the caps beforehand or you'll electrocute yourself.
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#9
Well, you switched it on which was your downfall.

If you had of left it off, unplugged it, cleaned the residue and let it sit for a few days it would have a better chance.

Try that anyway, but switching it on means the damage has already been done cause something shorted on the liquid...
#10
Quote by beckyjc
Well, you switched it on which was your downfall.

If you had of left it off, unplugged it, cleaned the residue and let it sit for a few days it would have a better chance.

Try that anyway, but switching it on means the damage has already been done cause something shorted on the liquid...



yeah thanks for nothing. and it is 'had've'.


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so theres no way i could turn it on and let it dry off ?
#11
Yeah, if the HT shorted to the op-amps you've probably blown them. Chances are that a good clean will fix it though. You'd have to be pretty unlucky to have done permanent damage.
Just take heed of my previous warning.
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#12
Quote by blooddrunk
yeah thanks for nothing. and it is 'had've'.

so theres no way i could turn it on and let it dry off ?

The last thing you want to do right now is turn it on. It needs to dry out while OFF, and then cleaned out.

And don't be rude to people who are trying to help you. You're the one who spilled soda into your amp and then decided to turn it on before cleaning it.
#13
Quote by blooddrunk
yeah thanks for nothing. and it is 'had've'.

What? You just made up a word and I'm not sure what it has to do with anything.
#14
Quote by Cathbard
Yeah, if the HT shorted to the op-amps you've probably blown them. Chances are that a good clean will fix it though. You'd have to be pretty unlucky to have done permanent damage.
Just take heed of my previous warning.



how do i clean it without blowing myself up when i next turn the thing on ?
#15
Excuse me?

That was for future reference.

Dont be an asshole.

I told you to try it anyway.

Dont be attempting to correct my grammar when you're the genius spilling monster on his amp.

^Depends on where its been spilt... I'm guessing the filter caps are radials, so providing you avoid touching/getting them wet AT ALL, you should be kinda safe to clean it with a lightly dampened cloth just to get any of the residue off the pcb, you'll have to be carefull, make sure you know what you're looking at.

You should really you should drain the caps though. Or find someone who knows some electronics if you dont have any idea. Dry it with a dry cloth obv, but use one that isnt going to leave bits of fibre all over the place.
#16
Quote by blooddrunk
yeah thanks for nothing. and it is 'had've'.


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so theres no way i could turn it on and let it dry off ?


I wouldn't talk to moderator that way. Besides, she gave good advice. Don't be a prick. You came crying to GGnA because YOU did something stupid. If I had've ( ) been a mod I would ban you. Now GTFO our lawn


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#17
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What? You just made up a word and I'm not sure what it has to do with anything.


to be fair, he is right (the grammar, i mean).

That being said, as everyone else pointed out, he's the eejit who spilt juice into his amp and came here asking for help... probably not a good idea to piss off a mod who's trying to help
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#18
Quote by blooddrunk
yeah thanks for nothing. and it is 'had've'.

being a douche to people who try to help you is one thing, but creating entirely new words is just ridiculous. i came to help, but instead, ill just call you a douche a few times.

Youre a douche.

You are a douche.

You, sir, are a douche.
#20
I'd never use "had have".

That just sounds wrong to me.

Since had is the past tense of have. Its just the same thing twice.

Like I should banned ban blooddrunk.

Wouldn't just "if you had turned the amp off" be more correct?

Im not a grammar student, I'm just kinda high.
#21
Quote by beckyjc
(a) I'd never use "had have".

That just sounds wrong to me.

(b) Since had is the past tense of have. Its just the same thing twice.

Like I should banned ban blooddrunk.

(c) Wouldn't just "if you had turned the amp off" be more correct?

(d) Im not a grammar student, I'm just kinda high.


(a) it's still right

(b) pluperfect, i think. Or at least, I can't quite think of the proper name for "should have" or "had have", but certainly the pluperfect is a tense in english (along with other languages), and the basic gist is almost, as you said, of the past happening twice- something which had already happened at the time of another past event, kind of thing.

(c) not more correct, but equally correct- you could use that instead. "Had you turned the amp off" would be good, too.

The basic way to look at it is, any time you find yourself saying "should of" or something like that, it should be "should have" (or "should've").

(d) hehe

Don't get me wrong- I agree he shouldn't have jumped on you when you were trying to help. I'm just arguing with the people acting like his grammar must be wrong because he's being a bit of a dick.
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#22
Hello,
After carefully reviewing the information presented in this thread it is my expert opinion that you have in fact destroyed your amp.
Good day.
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#23
Quote by beckyjc
Well, you switched it on which was your downfall.

If you had of left it off, unplugged it, cleaned the residue and let it sit for a few days it would have a better chance.

Try that anyway, but switching it on means the damage has already been done cause something shorted on the liquid...



I wouldnt have turned it on if i knew it was buggered. White knights please go out and get real girlfriends instead of kissing up to mods. i asked a question, i dont need your troll bullcrap. Christ this forum has gone downhill.
#24
Quote by blooddrunk
I wouldnt have turned it on if i knew it was buggered. White knights please go out and get real girlfriends instead of kissing up to mods. i asked a question, i dont need your troll bullcrap. Christ this forum has gone downhill.


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No one can help you now.
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