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#1 loonwail

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

I have a dilema. I have a beautiful cherry red Variax 500 that is cosmetically in excellent condition but I was told the pcb was bad and I cannot find one unless I find a 500 that someone wants to sell that has different problem that wants to sell theirs.

Or another option would be to sell mine because everything else is in such good condition.

Does anyone repair these circuit boards?

I hope someone could help me with this problem. Thanks


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#2 TheRealZap

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:17 PM

you'd have a real hard time finding anyone to fix the PCB on those... i'm pretty sure that most service centers would want to replace the whole board.. which may be problematic, as far as getting parts.

you can of course try the service centers... but i'd find a proper electronics repair shop locally... if it's not a critical issue, there may be some common parts they can replace at the component level.

probably cost around 50-100$ just for the bench time... which may include fixing it if the issue is simple enough... of course that's just my guess... as i don't set their prices.


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#3 tmthyknowles

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:59 AM

Hi,

I'm surprised that line 6 would no longer support their products. They are usually so eager to keep customers with older products so happy. This is quite tongue in cheek of course. Line 6 has always stopped supporting products over a couple of years old. They want you to buy the new one. Good luck even finding a post related to your dilemma.

Tim


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:25 AM

every company stops supporting things eventually... 

apple does this quite frequently... for example.


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#5 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:58 AM

If you send it in they will replace the PCB.  You probably will not like the price you have to pay though.


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#6 clay-man

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:12 AM

If you send it in they will replace the PCB.  You probably will not like the price you have to pay though.

 

I've been seeing a lot of people sending in their old Variaxes and getting them repaired, yes. I don't see why you can't if others can.

But like Charlie said, I'm sure it'll be an annoying price to pay.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:30 AM

Wish I hadn't sold my bricked V500 for $100 now.......figures.

http://www.fullcompa...uct/431850.html


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#8 amx05462

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:32 AM

ive seen them   once  in a blue moon  on ebay.


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#9 boloulu

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:13 AM

ask your local Line6 service center to order the PCB for you and be careful installing it. watch that you don't damage the bridge ribbon cable it's fragile.


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#10 amx05462

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:58 PM

ive noticed  that on full compass  the  cable for the bridge  n the  jtv is like the  one was in my 300.  no ribbon   solid  wire.. that being said   are  you looking  for the  main board  or the   board  under  the  bridge.  the second  is  avalable  at full compass.  and  theres a main board  for the accoustic.   they do say it wont  work with the  electric  models.  but the only real difference  i see  is   there  is no plug in for the  electric  model pickups.    that being said    the wires could easily be  soldered  in place  because  the holes  are  there.  i dont imagine  it comes  pre  programmed.  so you would  have to load up the software  just like  re  loading  the  electric  program on an existing  guitar. but theres no way of knowing  for  sure...   then again  i dont see line  6 making any big  changes  when they dont have to from model to model.. if you could  get  photos  of   the older  line 6 main boards  from  5 6  and 700 guitars   you  would notice  very little  change  from one to the other.


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