If your KRK Rokit monitor is not powering up even with a different power cable, you probably have a blown fuse that you need to replace. Thankfully, KRK Systems’ monitors have a user-replaceable fuse design and a spare fuse located in a port under the power socket.
Changing Fuses For KRK Rokit Active Speaker
There is nothing worse than having to stop working on music production because of something like your studio monitor blowing a fuse.
If your studio monitors are KRK Rokits, however, there is no need to stress! KRK Rokit studio monitors feature a user-accessible fuse port that even contains a spare fuse.
It brings me peace of mind knowing I can replace the fuse on my Rokits myself if I ever need to; no need for an expensive repair!
In this troubleshooting guide, I will show you what to do if you have blown a fuse in your KRK Rokits.
What You Will Need To Follow This Tutorial
Here is a list of everything that you will need to follow along with this tutorial:
- KRK Rokit studio monitors
- A flathead screwdriver or other small tipped object
- A spare fuse (if you have already used the included spare fuse)
How Do You Tell If You Have a Blown Speaker Fuse?
The most obvious indicator of a blown speaker fuse is that your speaker will not power up even after trying it with a different power cord.
If this is the case, you should check the fuse itself and see if the fuse wire inside the glass cylinder is noticeably damaged.
Another visual sign of a blown fuse is a dark-colored stain on the inside of the fuse’s glass cylinder.
If you have a blown speaker fuse, you will need to replace it!
Don’t worry. This is usually relatively simple.
Remember that when you are working on music equipment, especially with electronic components involved, it is essential to do your research and only do things you are comfortable with. If something seems dangerous or you are otherwise unsure about it, you should consult a repair professional before you take any further steps.
Step One – Try a New Power Cord
The first thing you should try before replacing the fuse in your KRK Rokit monitor is switching out your power cord and checking your power outlet.
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Once you have verified that your power cord and outlet are in working order, you can move on to the next step.
Step Two – Power Off and Unplug Your KRK Systems Studio Monitor
If you have tried the first step and your studio monitor is still not powering up, it’s time to try and replace your fuse.
Before you do this, MAKE SURE to power off your studio monitor and unplug the power cable!
I don’t want you to electrocute yourself; safety first.
Once you have powered off your KRK and unplugged it from the power outlet, you are ready to replace your fuse.
Step Three – Open Up The Fuse Port
The first step for replacing your fuse is to open up the fuse port on your monitor located directly under the power socket.
You can do this using a flathead screwdriver or any other small enough object (I often use the tip of a pen).
Once your fuse port is open, you will notice the installed fuse and the replacement fuse.
With your fuse port open, you are good to move to step four.
Step Four – Replace Fuse
Alright, this is the moment that you’ve been waiting for! It’s time to replace your fuse.
To do this, pop out the old fuse, slide out the new fuse from the spare fuse port, and pop it into the location where the old fuse was.
Once you have done this, slide the fuse port assembly back into the empty slot.
Just like that, you have replaced your fuse!
If the replacement fuse port on your KRK monitor is empty, you will have to purchase a new fuse.
Thankfully, they are not too expensive!
KRK Systems speakers use different types of fuses, so be sure that you only use the fuse intended for your monitor. Otherwise, you might cause further damage to your speaker.
If you are unsure, contact KRK Systems directly and ask them. They have pretty responsive customer service.
Step Five – Power Up Your Active Studio Monitor
The final step of the fuse replacement process is to plug in and flip the power switch on your monitor and watch it hopefully power up!
If you have successfully replaced your fuse and are still having issues with your KRK Rokit studio monitor, you may need to do some more research and troubleshooting.
Check out the KRK Systems troubleshooting page for more information and tips on getting your KRK monitor up and running again!
What Causes Blown Fuses In Speakers?
Here are some reasons that your speakers might be blowing fuses:
- Overloaded electrical circuit (sending too much power to your speakers will cause the fuse to blow to protect the rest of the speaker’s electronic components)
- The incorrect type of fuse (using the wrong kind of fuse will result in the fuse blowing; it could also result in further damage. So make sure to use only the correct type of fuse for your speakers)
- Incorrect installation of fuse (if you install a fuse incorrectly, it will blow at some point, make sure to install your fuses correctly)
- Using the wrong cables (using the incorrect speaker or power supply with your active monitors can cause damage to specific components)
Hopefully, if you blow a fuse, you will be able to fix the issue by just replacing the fuse itself.
Sometimes, however, you will have to replace additional electronic components in your speakers or figure out an issue with the power supplying your speakers.
Can I Replace The Fuse In An Active Studio Monitor Myself?
Most studio monitor manufacturers design their studio monitors with a user-accessible fuse port and sometimes even a spare fuse.
Before you try to replace the fuse in your studio monitor, however, you should check the manufacturer’s website to ensure that this will not void the warranty.
Remember, you should only attempt to repair your own music equipment if you are positive that you know what you are doing.
Do KRK Rokits Come With a Spare Fuse?
KRK Rokits comes with a spare fuse that you can use to replace the original one if it blows.
You can find the spare fuse for your KRK Rokit studio monitor in its fuse holder, which is directly under the power socket. Make sure that you have turned off your studio monitor and unplugged it before you open your fuse port/replace your fuse.
How Can You Tell If You Have a Blown-Out Speaker?
Here are some possible symptoms of a blown-out speaker:
– Unpleasant buzzing
– Distortion when playing audio
– No sound reproduction at all
Although it is sometimes possible to repair a speaker, you will usually have to replace the damaged component, whether the woofer or the tweeter.
Click here for another troubleshooting guide if your KRK Rokit has power but no sound.