#1
My friend fried his MGHDFX100 (inb4 MGs suck). He turned it on w/o knowing that the cable wasn't plugged into the cab (it was only plugged in at the head) The other end of the cable started shooting out lightning-like electricity and made a powering down kind of sound. It won't turn on.
Question: Is it possible to fix? He's planning to get another head (Laney) and was just gonna leave the Marshall in a closet. I was wondering if it just needed a new power transformer (?) or if it would be too difficult to fix.
Please answer! Thanks
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#4
Quote by the.spine.surfs
Sounds like a dead transfomer. Probably not worth fixing, but that's me.


That's what I thought the problem would be.
Just using it as a project mainly, since he's getting a Laney head
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#5
btw how much would a new transformer cost?
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#6
T'aint worth it.
If you wanted a real project which could appreciate, mod an EVJ or something.
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#7
To Fix MG problem:

Step 1. Amp -> Dumpster
Step 2. Save more $$$ (not That hard to save up more than an MG heads worth)
Step 3. Buy new amp

It really isn' t worth it to try to fix a MG man, it isn't even worth the time to figure out what's wrong with it.
#8
Fried SS amps are generally junk when they need repair. Most of the time the parts and labor will cost close to what a new amp would cost. Its a MG so would develop some sort of other weird hard to fix gremlin eventually.
#9
MG100HDFX... $350.

Marshall MG412... $270.

Not being able to play it anymore because your friend accidentally turned it on without it being plugged into a cab... Priceless.
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I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
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