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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:09 pm 
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well i bought a mcp electra i came with two modules a phase shifter and a power overdrive. the power overdrive won't work even tought i cleaned the contacts. it's poted in wax so i can see any inside. any suggestions on what may be wrong and how to fix it.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:49 am 
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I'd guess one of the caps...

the MPC modules page for the overdrive, has a good pic of the board.
you'll have to melt the wax out first though.....

http://www.rivercityamps.com/electra/modules.php

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any idea where to pick up a new one or how to tell if it's really gone?


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I got my caps at radio shack.

I had a different type of cap that went bad, and it fried. was burnt and crumbling... not sure if these type of caps will do that or not though....

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also a other thing, when it flip the switch for it it dose seem to boost the volume but no over drive(it just could be me). i don't no if it helps in the dianosis i just don't want to tear it a part and fix the wrong thing.

also what where the part numbers(or what i should ask for from radio shack) of the caps


edit- i just got thought melting the wax of and it looks fine but i plug it in and still the voulme increases but no overdrive.........


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:23 am 
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it fixed and it sounds great thax


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How did you fix it?


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