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Hd500 Less Than A Year Old, Fs3 Doesn't Operate.


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#1 Bushman2

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 08:35 AM

When I use HD Edit and go to "Controllers" tab and click on the FS3 software button, it switches the LED on the footswitch on/off and the patch operates correctly.

Looks like the physical switch on the board is bad.

I've started a ticket from line 6.

We'll see...

Anybody else have this happen?


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#2 stumblinman

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 09:55 AM

When I use HD Edit and go to "Controllers" tab and click on the FS3 software button, it switches the LED on the footswitch on/off and the patch operates correctly.
Looks like the physical switch on the board is bad.
I've started a ticket from line 6.
We'll see...
Anybody else have this happen?


Depending on the environment you play in, it may be just dust in the switch. Buy a bottle of contact cleaner/electro wash and spray it into the switch and actuate it a bunch. Do this with power disconnected, of course. Also, give it a few minutes to evaporate before plugging your Pod back in. This may dislodge whatever gunk is causing the issue. Hope it helps.
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#3 Bushman2

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:15 PM

I'll give that a try.

It's very well taken care of, kept in a case and played in a clean environment, so I'm not holding my breath....


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#4 Zomballo

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:01 AM

I had it the same problem on HD300. Switch is broken. It is necessary to repair in authorized service.
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#5 Bushman2

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:38 AM

How long did it take to fix? I have to arrange to get it fixed in between gigs, hopefully.

Actually I was hoping to get them to send me a replacement circuit board (the daughter board that has the upper switches)

It looks like a couple of nuts hold the board down, and a ribbon cable plugs onto it.

Pretty simple considering that Visual sound has sent me two different Bucket Brigade chips that had went bad, and I unsoldered and

resoldered the chips with eight legs. You have to be decent at soldering for that. 

Just checked the support ticket, and the tech wants to know if it's under a year old.

It's one year and three days old.

Waiting...


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#6 Bushman2

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:56 PM

Found a YouTube on fixing footswitches on the X3L *LINK* and the mini tactile switches and circuit boards look identical

on the HD500. Same circuit board and everything.

Looks like I'll stock a couple of micro switches to solder in "When" this happens again, out of the warranty period.

I also sent a copy of my HD500 reciept to Line 6 in my repair ticket, looks like I'll get an RMA and a free fix.

I'll have to use my analog board and tube amp till it gets repaired.

Waiting for the Line6 guy to give me the go-ahead.....


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

I found the replacement Tactile Switches from Radio Shack.

$4.49 for 4 switches.

Almost makes me want to fix it myself......

Radio Shack part # 275-0002

5.0mm High Tact Switch

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:28 AM

I had a similar problem with my POD HD 500 and I opened up the POD and cleaned out the dust.  You will be surprised how much can accumlate in there.  Then I just tapped on the switch 20+ times to clean it out and I haven't had a problem since.

 

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.


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