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HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by wolverine1988vn on 2009-05-17 11:41:16

Yesterday my PODxt Live was still rock the house, today when I turned it on to tune my guitar, only the LCD screen lighted on, no Line 6 logo, and the POD didn't start

Then I tried to update the flash memory, the Line6 Monkey told me that I must connect the POD to my PC, althought I'm already plugged it in

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Anyone can help? I'm from Vietnam and there's no Line6 dealer nearby



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by toneman2121 on 2009-05-18 12:16:40

turn the pod on while holding down the first soft ket under the lcd screen. this is safe mode, and it should appear on the screen. if it appears, re-flash the memory. if not then there may be a hardware problem.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by Line6Hugo on 2009-05-19 10:41:21

+1 to toneman2121.

Try re-installing the flash memory while in SAFE MODE as toneman mentioned. Also, make sure to disconnect all other USB devices (except a mouse and keyboard) from your computer and to test the PODxt on all of your USB ports.

Regards,

Line6Hugo



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by wolverine1988vn on 2009-05-20 20:47:53

thanks a lot, guys, but I tried to turn on the safe mode like you said, but NOTHING happened

any other ideas?



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by Bluestone on 2009-05-21 07:21:48

Hi

Just a long shot here..but try a new USB cable for the unit...

Hope you get it working soon....at this point...you should check into somehow getting it to a service center....as T-Man says..it sounds like it will need serviced...

OM



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by wolverine1988vn on 2009-05-21 07:28:46

Thanks, man, but I don't think the USB cable is the problem, 'cause I don't just can't update the flash memory but I can't start the thing up also

I'll take the POD to some instrument-fixing guys tommorow, If they can't repair it 'guess I'm gonna ship the thing to the nearest Line 6 dealer in China

Thanks alot for your help, guys



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by JEM7VWH on 2009-05-28 15:58:32

Hi

did u get your pod fixed cause im having same problem and i dont know how to fix it either



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by jamesedison on 2009-05-31 07:15:51

My POD xt have the same problem ...i can't star the SAFE MODE like you .

to  wolverine1988vn 告诉我你联系方式,想问下你修好没?我邮件:jamesedison2004@yahoo.com.cn



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by wolverine1988vn on 2009-06-07 22:58:45

guess the only way to fix this thing is to send it to a Line6 dealer

I think one of the chips is dead and only they have the replacement source



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by wwbenhh on 2009-06-29 03:21:49

I have exactly the same problem.

if you have any progress, please let me known. wwbenhh@yahoo.cn

thanks.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by MDionne001 on 2009-06-29 13:40:40

Mine has the same problem.  Seems like the flash memory chip is bad.  Too many going bad to be a chance problem.  May be a bad batch.  Line 6 should do something about this.  I'm in Hawaii and can't afford to ship this thing out for repairs.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by cyfox on 2009-07-31 17:38:38

Same here and I am in Mexico... does any body knows anything?



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by MDionne001 on 2009-07-31 18:36:06

I'm probably going to open up the case and see if the chip is the plug-in type.  If so, I'll try removing and reseating it (as I do with PC Ram modules).  It might have been jarred loose or have some corrosion.  With Ram memory removing and reseating the modules 3 or 4 times cleans up the contacts and many times clear up memory errors.  Since my unit is not under warranty, there doesn't seem to be any down side to trying. 

I wish we could order replacement chips to install ourselves especially if they are plug-in types.

Once I try this, I'll post results.  I'll also call the nearest repair center (120 miles away) to see if they could get me a replacement chip.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by wwbenhh on 2009-07-31 19:24:04

I have already opened the case. the fiash memory chip is welded on the PCB.

I can do the welding work. so I have replaced the chip for new one with reliable soldering. and after that, try reinstall flash memory with PC...

......-_-! but every thing remains the same, there is still a question mark, and seems can't recognize and read the flash.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by MDionne001 on 2009-07-31 20:22:58

Was the chip preprogrammed?



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by wwbenhh on 2009-08-01 03:51:16

No, It's blank new chip. I can't preprogramme it unless I have another good xt live, nevertheless, it's too risky.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by chirohoryt on 2010-02-18 10:21:53

this is total forgery from line6.. seriously guys i thought it happened with mine so my bad luck.. seems like there are so many victims who PAID for the item and got phucked by the oh so great line 6 company.. i am from Bangladesh and there aint no line6 centre or any shit and to ship it back to US(from where i got it) would cost me a huge ass lot.. lol.. Line6 people.. just say sorry once.. that will do.. i wont complain with the processor which' i needed right now..



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by LordsWarrior on 2010-03-19 00:59:08

Yeah ....seems like this is a fairly common fault. I'd be interested seeing the serial numbers to see if its in a batch.

I dont think should be our job to payfor this if its a known fault over this series.

I'm in Wellington NZ



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by toneman2121 on 2010-03-20 15:28:30

I AGREE 100%. I'VE SEEN SO MANY OF THESE BLANK SCREEN POST IT MAKES MY EYES GO OUT OF FOCUS. AND IT SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO THE XTL 99.99% OF THE TIME. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL OR SOME KIND OF CAMPAIGN ON LINE6 PART TO RECTIFY. ALL YOUSE GUYS SHOULD SOMEHOW ORGANIZE AND START A PETITION. ALL YOU GET FROM LINE6 IS TAKE IT TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR REPAIR. YEAH, RIGHT AT 3/4 OF THE COST OF A BRAND NEW ONE. PISSES ME THE FUCK OFF

sorry for yelling so much and the inappropiate language



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by LordsWarrior on 2010-03-20 22:58:21

>> sorry for yelling so much and the inappropiate language

Not sure if it inappropriate in this circumstance

Anyways.  IM very interested in hearing if any one HAS had this fixed and know what the fault was.

Im suspecting its a common component in this line. And if it is it would be great of Line 6 to make the component available to their customers. Instead of trying to both track down a registered line6 service centre AND paying the hefty prices (prob more than what I paid for mine in the first place).

Scary Search result

http://line6.com/community/search.jspa?q=blank+display&resultTypes=BLOG_POST&resultTypes=DOCUMENT&resultTypes=MESSAGE&resultTypes=BLOG&resultTypes=COMMUNITY&resultTypes=SOCIAL_GROUP&resultTypes=COMMENT&peopleEnabled=true&dateRange=all&username=&numResults=15&rankBy=10001

-LW



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by toneman2121 on 2010-03-22 11:27:53

horribly scarafying



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by LordsWarrior on 2010-03-30 03:10:09

Any "Line6" members want to jump in.

Obviously this is a common fault and must be known by Line 6 themselves by now.    It would be good to know exacly what the problem is.

-LW



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by hectorvega on 2010-05-16 23:20:40

i got this problem.. :S im from mexico.. what can i do.... pls help me ... hector_16_1@hotmail.com



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by majorcaco on 2010-10-19 15:37:00

Same problem overhere in Holland.And i aint gonna pay €200 to fix this problem cause i already payed €400 to buy it.I am a SAE audio engineer student and need this pod for my recordings...otherwise no more line6 for me.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by rsctim on 2010-10-26 14:04:51

Hello!

I've got my Line 6 Bass POD XT Pro from the USA a week ago. Purchased used via eBay. As of today, and I join the club "display with orange light, but without text" : o (

I thought first I was a victim of fraud by the seller but ...
I have read
at the forum tonight a lot of ideas on how to try and resolve this problem. Will see what I can do using the soft keys, soft reset, Line 6 monkey etc. Any other ideas?

In any case, the company Line 6 should publicly state what is wrong with their products. And of course, to correct an obvious error - too many cases to think otherwise.
If anyone is organizing a group on Facebook I'll be the first to join.

Thanks and God bless.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by l1nscott on 2011-06-08 05:20:34

I had exactly the same problem as hundreds of other POD XT Live owners on the planet.

I got this response within the following short thread.

PodXT blank screen, apparent SRAM failure

I too am capable of soldering a new SRAM chip onto the PCB but I do not know where I can get one.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by l1nscott on 2011-06-08 05:22:22

http://line6.com/community/message/172519#172519

sorry, forgot to attach the link to by previous post.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by bombe849 on 2012-08-05 22:05:32

hey i found a solution if your sram isnt done for  or if it is. anyways go to the change device button and hit i still cant see my device button. manually click  pod xt live on bottom. oh yea and you have to have it connected to the computer by usb to do this even tho it says you connect by midi.ok you will see midi out drop down a list go to the bottom(i cant remember the name) and click the 3 something something and now go to the midi in drop down a list the same one that you clicked before on the bottom it starts with a 3 then click ok and then you will see the yellow icon ONLYON THE FLASH MENMORY then hit update selection the firmware thing on the bottom let it load then when it says turn off pod xt live and turn it back on and if you still dont see the program wait afew  seconds and  turn it off and on again and keep on doing it until  you see the program come up as soon as it comes up disconect the usb cable and if you see the screen half and half of something else or see black rectangle turn it off and on again and until u can see what you are doing on the other half of the screen. this is a simple step without having to send youre unit in to get repaird all tho it does get kind anoying to keep on having to do that hope this helps like i said it dosent work for good im going to try midi cables and do it and will let everyone know on line 6 again how it goes or if it helps my case any this may or may not work for you i have no clue. hope this helps everyone.



Re: HELP!!!! I can't start my PODxt Live!!!
by bombe849 on 2012-08-06 09:47:05

(UPDATE)

when you drop down the midi out list click 3 line 6 pod xt live then on the bottom click 3 line 6 pod xt live and click ok  then hit update after you highlight the firmware then you will not see usb firmware you only will see the yellow icon on flash memory and on drivers then after its done updateing turn off pod xt live wait a couple of seconds turn it back on and if you still dont see it turn it on and off again until you see the program hope this helps better.




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