Strange Audio Problems -- System Completely Shut Off
Lemme first say I searched, but it was difficult to search for this specific problem.
While driving earlier today, my head unit suddenly shut off and everything was silent. It was strange because it happened out of nowhere and I was not pushing anything on the head unit. Since I was driving on the highway, I couldn't really give the problem a lot of attention, but when it happened my clock and gauges did not dim or go out. It was only the HU.
After driving some more I pushed a button to change the CD track and I could hear it switch. I then realized my HU had some power running through it. I pressed the radio button and then my power antenna went up. So now I realize my HU is not displaying anything, but some parts of it are still functional.
Here's another part to the story, my amplifier. Usually I can hear engine noise while the car is running. The noise is subtle and most people won't hear it, but I can since I'm the one who drives it. When everything went silent, I could no longer hear the engine noise and now I'm thinking the amplifier shut off also.
Sooo now I'm back at school and have to wait till the weekend. The car is just sitting in the garage until Friday when I drive back home. The only thing I was able to check out is the fuse in my distro block. The fuse is not blown, but Im sure this isn't helpful.
I'm completely lost on this one and don't much experience with car audio. I have an aftermarket JVC HU and a Bazooka amp. I got Circuit City to install the amp about 2 months ago so I plan to go back this weekend.
I would really appreciate some advice in the mean time because I'm going to be obsessing about this all week. Thanks.