I think ill give it some new caps since those are cheap and if that fixes the issue then yay! if not then for all this amp is worth i can gamble with an eBay pack. at least the STK3102II isnt as common as say the 0050 so its less likely to be counterfeit. if that doesnt fix my issue then ill just part it out and most likely sell the other 3 pieces. this thing has a real meaty DC fan, heatsink and transformer.