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#1 mikecsteer

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:47 AM

Hello, and help -

 

I've had a very annoying thing happen to me at three gigs now.  I'm happily playing away, and all of a sudden, I've got no sound from my guitar.  Looking down at the HD500, I see it in the process of powering back up, and after a painful 10-15 seconds of silence, I'm good to go again. 

 

It seems my pod has taken it upon itself to power down, then back up again.  It is on the same power supply as one of my active PA speakers, and that has not had any problems.

 

I was rather suspect about the pod's power supply, as the plug seemed a very loose fit in the back of the unit, so I made sure the power chord was held firmly in the cable clip, and I even gaffer taped the plug to the unit.  The only thing I can think is that my guitar chord has somehow pushed against the power plug and caused a momentary interruption to the supply, but if this is the case, it is a really poor bit of design (or manufacture).

 

I know others have experienced similar, because I replied to one of the posts some time back, but I can't find it on the forum.  Does anyone have a workable solution, or a different opinion about the cause?

 

Thanks

 


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#2 toneman2121

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:55 AM

global reset-hold down left nav key while powering up


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:40 AM

global reset-hold down left nav key while powering up

I see how it is Toneman! He gets the "Global Reset" suggestion. You tell me to go "wiggle my wire!" You cut me deep Shrek!

Mikecsteer- Are you using the DT 25/50 amp with your Pod?
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#4 evilmikehoo

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:44 AM

Maybe he meant something totally different when he told ya to "wiggle yer wire"!!  LOL!!!!!!!!!!


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#5 mikecsteer

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:44 AM

global reset-hold down left nav key while powering up

 Thanks for your suggestion, but I don't know if this is going to help.  I did this about three months ago when I had a different problem (the one lots of others on this board have mentioned - ie not being able to power up, and being stuck on the start-up screen), and all the occurrences of powering down have happened since then.  So even if the global reset does help in the short-term, I wouldn't be prepared to risk gigging the unit as I can't be certain that the problem won't recur. 

 

Incidentally, what do you think is causing the issue?


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#6 mikecsteer

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:45 AM

I see how it is Toneman! He gets the "Global Reset" suggestion. You tell me to go "wiggle my wire!" You cut me deep Shrek!

Mikecsteer- Are you using the DT 25/50 amp with your Pod?

 

 No - I'm running it into the effects return of my Rivera R30-12.


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#7 toneman2121

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:39 AM

are his symptoms the same as your's?

 

I see how it is Toneman! He gets the "Global Reset" suggestion. You tell me to go "wiggle my wire!" You cut me deep Shrek!

Mikecsteer- Are you using the DT 25/50 amp with your Pod?

 

Maybe he meant something totally different when he told ya to "wiggle yer wire"!!  LOL!!!!!!!!!!

yeah, :P i did


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:40 AM

i'm just making suggestions. i have no means to troubleshoot 


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

If you perform with Line 6 gear and do not use an AVR, then resets can and will eventually occur...Power Conditioner is not enough...I have seen this firsthand...Not with my gear...Never leave home without an AVR...Not using an AVR is sorta like doing a groupie bareback...nuff said...


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#10 Bushman2

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:34 AM

AVR=Automatic Voltage Regulator?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:38 AM

Yes. Currently using Trippe Lite LC-1200...Much less $$ than a Furman AR-15 or whatever the current model is...The Furman AVRs are more precise, but you pay for that...


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:02 PM

are his symptoms the same as your's?

Sometimes. I have other weird stuff that comes up every once in a while. I took some video of one such anomaly and I will attempt to upload it once I figure out how to get it off my phone!

So, I've been wiggling my wire for a few days now. Fun as it may be, i'm not noticing anything on the Pod. And for the record, I am an above average wire wiggler!


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:35 PM

Perhaps your active PA speaker is causing mini power surges. Try having the Pod plugged in separately on its own. Have you noticed that the power-downs happen when you're playing something particularly loud/bassy (low notes or palm muting) ?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

most of the time when i wiggle my wire nothing much happens either


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:18 PM

most of the time when i wiggle my wire nothing much happens either

There are professional wire wigglers out there. Maybe you should contract one of them.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:26 AM

i have same problem helpppppp


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:31 AM

i have same problem helpppppp

...with wiggling your wire and nothing happening?
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:58 AM

...with wiggling your wire and nothing happening?

the hd500 suddenly switches off. But I have contectada the hd500 and dt50 at the same place and maybe there is the problem. It could be an overload of electricity?


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:38 AM

If you perform with Line 6 gear and do not use an AVR, then resets can and will eventually occur...Power Conditioner is not enough...I have seen this firsthand...Not with my gear...Never leave home without an AVR...Not using an AVR is sorta like doing a groupie bareback...nuff said...

 

 

Perhaps your active PA speaker is causing mini power surges. Try having the Pod plugged in separately on its own. Have you noticed that the power-downs happen when you're playing something particularly loud/bassy (low notes or palm muting) ?

Thanks for the suggestions.  You may both be right, but most of the places I play, I don't have too much choice about where to plug in, and there's almost never a separate power socket I could use for my pod.  I thought my power conditioner should help, but if I now have to spend another £100 on an AVR, I'm afraid that tells me the pod's not fit for purpose.  Shame, I was getting some nice sounds.


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