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Posted on February 14, 2012 by Joe Stachowiak There have been 8 comment(s)

Orange Micro Crush AmpIf you have just purchased an Orange Micro Crush PiX guitar amplifier and it appears to not be turning on, please make sure that you have a guitar lead plugged into it. There is a micro switch in the lead socket, which only allows the amp to power on when a guitar lead is attached. This saves the batteries from draining.

If you try this and it still doesn't work, then it sounds as if there is a more serious issue, in which case, please contact the retailer that you purchased your Orange amp from.

If you tried this and it did work, then hooray! And don't feel too silly as it is a common 'problem'! Maybe just check the manual next time before jumping to conclusions - they are there for a reason :)

For more information on the Orange Micro Crush guitar amp, click the link below:

Orange Micro Crush - More Info/Buy

This post was posted in Community & Services, Guitars and was tagged with amp, amplifier, micro crush, orange, troubleshooting


  • mike says:

    Thanks, just got mine from Amazon and thought it was broke. Believe it or not your the only blog that had any info on this!

    Posted on November 20, 2013 at 7:47 pm

  • Glad we could help :) Enjoy the amp!

    Posted on November 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

  • sir i have a problem........... i bought my amp in the Philippines and i think my amp may have blown a fuse but i cant be sure because i could not open it had a switch on the fuse box... and i changed its setting from 240v to 140v then it stopped working..... need immediate response ASAP thanks....

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm

  • Hi,

    I would suggest seeking out a local technician that can have a look at it for you, as opening up the amp yourself will void the warranty. We have an engineer that could look, but are based in Bournemouth, UK, and I'm guessing that you're not near to us at the moment. It's very difficult to accurately diagnose a problem without testing the amp I'm afraid. Of course, it's extremely important that you select the correct voltage setting for the country that you are using it in. Sorry that I couldn't be more helpful with this one.

    Posted on March 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm

  • I was about to toss my Micro Crush, but decided to search for "how to repair" first so I could resign myself to the fact that a minor electronics repair would be beyond my abilities. "Was" about to toss it. The first sentence on this page "...make sure you have a guitar lead plugged into it." reminded me to check the simple stuff first. I know to check the simple stuff, but I forgot for a minute. Yes, it still works.
    Thank you for starting with the simple stuff.

    Posted on July 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

  • Lewis says:

    I got mine today and having a bit of trouble - It turns on just fine, red light is on - but I play for like a minute and the sound fades and just doesn't play? The light is on so I assume it has battery and it should do considering I just opened it not long ago and the guitar lead is definitely in... Is it just buy new batteries or am I doing something wrong?

    Posted on January 8, 2018 at 6:01 pm

  • Sounds like you're having battery issues. Try swapping it out for a new one.

    Posted on January 29, 2018 at 10:59 am

  • My Orange Crush Mini works perfectly without the batteries but it would not turn on when I try using an adapter. I have tried using several adapters most of them don't work but when I used this one adapter it made a low frequency buzzing noise but again, would not turn on when I inserted the jack into the port. When I pulled the DC chord out it turn on instantly. Also when my gain is very high on the amp, it makes a buzzing noise. Is this meant to happen and if not how do I fix it?

    Posted on July 3, 2018 at 12:38 pm