Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2010 10:33 AM (in response to mfrick)RE: Can't get Tonecore SDK pedal to power up at all: 9v battery, mono cable, & stomped pedal hard, but no LED!
Please try re-seating the module to the dock; double-check the connection points and ensure they're clean of debris or possible corrosion.
Also, please test the unit without a battery by using a DC-1 power supply or it's equivalent (9.6DVC, 200mA, center pin negative).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2010 1:14 PM (in response to Kneehow)Re: RE: Can't get Tonecore SDK pedal to power up at all: 9v battery, mono cable, & stomped pedal hard, but no LED!
I got out the VOM meter and checked the connections. There is a bad contact between the main board and the intermediate board, between the riser pin and the header socket (!!) which is not something I would have expected.
If I take out both boards and seat them together all the way (so that the pins bottom out in the header socket,) I can only "sort of" get a connection - it needs a little bit of pressure in some way to sit right. I wonder if one of the contacts inside the header socket fell out.
So far I have not managed to get a connection with the two boards mounted inside the pedal enclosure so I have not been able to try and power it on.
If I can't figure out a good solution I may consider removing the riser and header socket, and replacing them by soldering in a ribbon cable. Not sure if that would fit tho as it'd need a lot of slack in order to screw in/out the intermediate board.
P.S. Are all of the intermediate boards hand-soldered? The header socket was obviously hand soldered as I can see the pool of flux around the pins/pads.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2010 4:25 PM (in response to mfrick)Re: RE: Can't get Tonecore SDK pedal to power up at all: 9v battery, mono cable, & stomped pedal hard, but no LED!
Since you've determined it to be a hardware fault, I would just have Line6 replace it. Nice debug effort.