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Old 5th July 2005
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whosyourdaddy00's Avatar


ok about a month ago, i fried a borrowed FMR RNC stereo compressor, by sending the wrong power supply (the preamp!) to it and it went POP, followed by a plume of smoke out of the vents and the knobs!!!! we did like any other middle-tennesseean and immeadetly unplugged it and put it in the freezer. no bull

after a cigarette and some calming down we opened it up and saw NO trace of anything 'blowing up' burn marks, no stains of anykind nothin' we proceeded to hook it up and try it out, everything seemed to be working, and we went on to record some of the best vocals to date with it...

well i figured i'd just buy it off the guy (he's got another one) instead of replacing his with a new one, and we agreed on a hundred bucks!

so now i've got me a compressor (well it's still at the studio) that i think works! lol

anyone know how to tell? like visually?
i'm gonna do some tests as soon as i bring it home.
Old 6th July 2005
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max cooper's Avatar

I once did a really stupid thing: I fried every Mac keyboard in the house (four in all) because one after the other wouldn't work. The real problem was that I had the USB hub plugged into the wrong power supply. In addition to learning to stick to logical troubleshooting techniques, I learned to color code all devices with their power supplies because it's otherwise NOT a foolproof thing.

Hope it works, though!
Old 6th July 2005
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brianroth's Avatar

If you saw the release of the "magic smoke", SOMETHING had to create that. Check both sides of the circuit board, etc etc...

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