I recently got some pedals and was playing around with them the other night. I had them plugged into a 12-13 year old Fender Frontman 15 (small solid state combo amp). I decided I wanted to change the order of the pedals. I forgot to turn off the amp when I unplugged my pedals from each other. Then the amp “popped” and powered off. Now it will not turn on at all. The amp and pedals were plugged into the same power strip and the pedals turn on. Also, not sure if it matters, but I was wearing headphones and I think the pop came from the amp’s speaker.
Did my amp die from old age or from my negligence? Can plugging/unplugging equipment while an amp is powered on cause an amp to die?