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PODxt Series: Troubleshooting and Calibration

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Q: How to resolve a blank screen on a PODxt LIVE
A: If you are getting a blank screen on your PODxt LIVE please try the Edit Buffer Initialization with the following steps:

1. Turn off the POD
2. Turn on the POD while holding down the Save and Edit buttons simultaneously
3. The POD's LCD screen should display Init Edit Buffer
4. Push the Output mode button
5. Turn the Select / Select Page knob one click to the right
6. Turn the Effect Tweak / Change Value knob to the left or right adjusting the contrast.


If this does not solve the issue for you please locate your local Service Center for repair.

Q: I purchased a MODEL PACK and can't find any of the new features on my device.

A: Please run Line 6 License Manager and authorize your purchased MODEL PACK/s for use with your Line 6 Devices and Software.


1. Download and install the latest version of Line 6 License Manager for your operating system from the Line 6 software page. Go to the following link for software downloads: Line 6 Software downloads.
2. Before launching the Line 6 License Manager, be sure to have your Internet connection active (and your Line 6 device connected, if you are using one).
3. Launch the License Manager:
  • On Mac® - Go to /Applications/Line 6/Line 6 License Manager.
  • On Windows® - Go to Start menu\Programs\Line 6\Tools\Line 6 License Manager.
4. Log in to your Line 6 account.
5. Select the device to which you want to authorize for use with your licenses and click the Authorize button.
6. Once the Authorization process completes, you may be prompted with a screen informing you that your Line 6 device includes some Add-Ons that need to be “Installed” on your device. If you are presented with this screen, click the Install button to proceed.
7. At this point, you are able to use your licenses on your authorized device. Repeat this process with any other devices you want to authorize for use with your licenses.

Note: The installation of your model pack will not add presets to your device/program, it will add more AMP or EFFECTS models.

Q: I am trying to set up my POD XT Live and on the what are you connecting to screen I cannot get it out of Studio/Direct mode.
A:When headhphones are plugged in, the POD XT Live defaults to Studio/Direct mode. Please unplug the headphones and it should give you the other connection options.

Q: How do I calibrate the pedal on my PODxt Live?
A:
1. Make sure there is nothing connected to your PODxt live aside from the power cable.
2. Power up the PODxt Live while holding down the Bank Up pedal
3. Press the Amp pedal (this will reset the current settings)
4. Move the pedal all the way to the heel back position, then all the way forward until the toe switch clicks. You will want to stand up and shift all of your weight to the toe position until you see the WAH light turn on.
5. Wait 10 seconds, then power the PODxt Live off and back on again.
6. Your pedal is now calibrated.

Q: What type of pedal should I use for the external expression pedal?
A: The Line 6 EX-1 is the pedal recommended for use with all Line 6 gear. You should be able to use any expression pedal with a 10K potentiometer if you do not have an EX-1 available.

Q: Can I calibrate the external expression pedal?
A: There is no calibration method for the external expression pedal.


PODxt Family Error Codes

If you are experiencing the following error codes in the display of your PODxt device:

Invalid Error Code 01
Invalid Error Code 02
Invalid Error Code 03
Invalid Error Code 04
Invalid Error Code 05
Invalid Error Code 06

please try the following:

Try the Edit Buffer Initialization with the following steps:

1. Turn off the POD
2. Turn on the POD while holding down the Save and Edit buttons simultaneously
3. The POD's LCD screen should display Init Edit Buffer
4. Push the Output mode button
5. Turn the Select / Select Page knob one click to the right
6. Turn the Effect Tweak / Change Value knob to the left or right adjusting the contrast.

If that does not help, please try re-installing the flash memory on the PODxt device using the instructions in the following link:

Pod xt Series: Factory Reset, Reflash, and Firmware Updates

If this does not solve the issue for you please locate your local Service Center for repair.


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