#1
So i jsut got a fender champion 100w 120v in the mail today and i plugged it in turned it on and then sparks went out the back near the power switch and power cable. I bought it off reverb in excellent condition and the pictures had it on and functioning. HELP ME. I need this amp for a practice tomorrow.
#2
If you just bought it, return it, it is obviously not in excellent condition.
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not
#4
Yeah, you need to contact the seller before you do anything else.

I was initially going to ask if you reseated the tubes before plugging it in but it's all solid state.
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#5
Yep return it.
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#6
Found the problem, the two power transport cables had melted togethr. I seperated them and it didnt spark again!
#7
Sounds reasonable.

(It does not actually sound reasonable.)
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BURN THE WITCH!!!!!
#8
Quote by Kaitistewart
Found the problem, the two power transport cables had melted togethr. I seperated them and it didnt spark again!


So why did they melt in the first place? Send it back!
#9
Quote by SpiderM
So why did they melt in the first place? Send it back!

This is the question that needs answering. Was it pulling too much current because the power transistors are failing? You just don't know, do you?
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#10
^ and ^^
They melted together because it was drawing to much current for the cord to handle.
That is not normal.

I had that happen once to a room heater I was using.
Cheap extension cord.
Saw it spark and the spark travel down the length of the cord. Like someone lit a fuse (as in gunpowder, explosives, etc.).
Basically welded the wire together.
At like 3am, it scared the piss out of me.
#11
Quote by Kaitistewart
Found the problem, the two power transport cables had melted togethr. I seperated them and it didnt spark again!

What do you mean by "two power transport cables" exactly?

Can we get some pictures?

Either way - this is bad. . . . Are you keeping it or sending it back?

Did they include a power cable with it? Maybe they just threw an untested one in the box.
Guitars:
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .