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Faulty input led's DBX 1046

bsallerbsaller Posts: 13
edited December 2011 in Connectivity
I recently aquired a 1046 and after several uses, the input LED's are coming on even if there is no input signal. First it was 1 LED, now it is up to 3. This happens on each channel.
The unit was bought used so I'm assuming there is no warranty.
Any comments? :roll:


  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Do the LEDs stay lit if you unplug the input cable?

  • yes
  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Assuming that there are no audible problems, sounds like the metering circuit is faulty and is latching / sticking on peaks and not releasing / dumping the voltage. If you feel comfortable at all. Open it up and check all all the solder joints and look for burnt, swollen, or exploded components.

  • I recommend factory service at the earliest sign of this LED problem.
    It may start with 1 or 2 LED's and progressively get worse.
    There are a series of components our techs are aware of and can fix this fairly easily and quickly.

    Jason Mondragon
    dbx Tech Support
  • Thanks guys for your response. I recieved an email from DBX. They said they would give me an rma and repair cost would be $35.00 instead of the flat rate since this is a known issue.
    Merry Christmas! :lol:
  • DraDra Posts: 3,777
    Can't beat that with a stick.

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