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New Polk psw505 subwoofer blown fuse- what should I do?

3,153 1,717 January 5, 2013 at 07:08 AM
Can Any electronic savants ring in here for me- bought a polk psw505 and it worked fine for the day i installed it until I noticed it stopped powering on last night-- determined it was a blown fuse in the sub- should I bother replacing the fuse or does this indicate future issues down the road? Newegg has their iron egg return policy but I heard I may have a fight on my hands having to pay for return shipping..(yes I know the argument ) .I don't want to spend time diagnosing this now and then having a recurring issue on my hands only to return it to Polk on my dime in a month...
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The wise thing to do is replace it with a fuse of the exact same values, to see if it happens again.
In the meantime, research the model with some key works like "blow fuse" to see if it's a common problem.
If you don't go to the trouble of changing the fuse, then you might return it for nothing, and go through the stress of dealing with uncooperative fools who like to make people's lives miserable, not to mention shipping charges, if applicable.
Before the days of electromagnetic switches, fuses were common on almost every electronic device, and sometimes they blew for no real reason.
There are different types of fuses, like slow blows, or simply higher values that won't blow as quickly, but it becomes a bit risky, unless you have found others on the internet who have done it successfully with no ill effects.
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The wise thing to do is replace it with a fuse of the exact same values, to see if it happens again.
In the meantime, research the model with some key works like "blow fuse" to see if it's a common problem.
If you don't go to the trouble of changing the fuse, then you might return it for nothing, and go through the stress of dealing with uncooperative fools who like to make people's lives miserable, not to mention shipping charges, if applicable.
Before the days of electromagnetic switches, fuses were common on almost every electronic device, and sometimes they blew for no real reason.
There are different types of fuses, like slow blows, or simply higher values that won't blow as quickly, but it becomes a bit risky, unless you have found others on the internet who have done it successfully with no ill effects.
I didnt bother- just got an RMA-- the only way I would be risking it would be if newegg wouldnt either accept a return and provide a return label and they did both so back it goes for replacement...
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