winnebago wrote:the socket in the dw6000 is a 3 pin, exactly the same as the one on my prophecy, and the power cord I got with the dw6000 does have a rather large transformer on it, I believe it was from germany originally and they used this transformer to change the plug to english or something. I am going to ask the electrician at work today what he thinks it might be but I doubt he will know much about it. Also should maybe mention on the transformer it says..75 watt transformer for 3 prong power plug.
It's been converted to a 3 Pin then as Rhino states. My DW-8000 had the crappy two pin and I converted it to 3 pin. the main point is the transformer is inside the synth so there is no 'power adapter' as standard, just a power lead/cable either 2 pin or 3 pin, makes no difference to anything nor would cause a knackered synth in itself. It's just a different connector style.
The problem seems to be that your DW came with a step down transformer by the sounds of it? as it's got a non UK non 240v transformer inside the synth, it sounds like you didn't use the supplied 240v > 117/110/whatever transformer that came with it and instead plugged in a plain standard cable from synth to wall socket bypassing the supplied 'box of tricks'? If so there's your problem. Try the cable/transformer that came with it. It's there for a reason
Though you may have royally shagged your DW by now so Rhino's cables out test above is very handy advice.
If i read something wrong then feel free to correct but it does sound like that's what you've done esp given the 'hum then power off' problem.
If you do replace the fuse next time you try it USE the supplied cable/transformer - it's not an optional item in this case!! And see if it's still working. If not then you have probably caused damage inside the synth.
And for the record a plain 'kettle lead' has no inherent voltage/amp-age it's just plain wire from wall socket to synth, it's that chunky piece of metal that came with the synth that does all the clever work of making sure you don't turn your new synth into a novelty doorstop.