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need urgent help
by psychoroxxy on 2012-11-27 11:15:31

I have'nt been using my pod x3 bean for a while ....

I recently tried connecting it again to play but all I got was a blank LED screen and blipping CLIP and tuner light.

I could'nt figure out what the problem was so I went ahead with installing LINE 6 MONKEY software ....

At some point my computer recognized the device and installed the necessary drivers but the device continued to behave the same way ...

Finally I connected the speakers to the device and it started making a horrible sound.

Now I don't know what is wrong and I fear that my device is busted ....

All it keeps doing is that the centre LED screen doesnt light up and tuner + clip button keep blinking .... sometimes its keeps on restarting where the screen turns yellow then blacks out and repeats over and over. And similarlyt sometimes the coputer recognizes the device and at other times it does'nt.

I use a different adapter as the orignal one got burned but I make sure to keep it connected to a 110V power supply through a voltage regulator. And to remind you, the device was working fine with the different adapter and gave me no problems for almost a year and a half.

I don't have the luxury of a line 6 authorized service centre in my country neither do i trust any guitar shop to know anything that has something to do with this device.

Please help me out guys, I don't want to lose my pod as I worked very hard to get it in the first place.



Re: need urgent help
by silverhead on 2012-11-27 12:03:05

Have you tried using Monkey to reinstall the X3 firmware?



Re: need urgent help
by Triryche on 2012-11-27 12:07:30

I have a hunch your alternate power supply's output is DC, rather than AC which is required for the X3.



Re: need urgent help
by psychoroxxy on 2012-11-27 12:28:29

but how would that explain why the device is acting all wierd...

like i said, it was working fine but not anymore.

I was reading up the technical support and forums and heard few people say it might be something to  do with burned voltage regulators or damaged adapters ....

is that a possibility ??? I hope not

I checked my adapter supply and it seems to be powering up my Boss DD-3 pedal just fine .....



Re: need urgent help
by psychoroxxy on 2012-11-27 12:40:39

no i have'nt .... are you saying i should reinstall the drivers ?



Re: need urgent help
by Triryche on 2012-11-27 12:48:34

Well, I can asure you the X3 does not work correctly with a PSU that outputs DV volts. Not sure how it would have worked with the DC supply.

It requires 9V AC, 2,000mA.

I would get the correct PSU and try again.

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Re: need urgent help
by silverhead on 2012-11-27 13:52:19

psychoroxxy wrote:

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I checked my adapter supply and it seems to be powering up my Boss DD-3 pedal just fine .....

The DD-3 operates on a DC power supply. If you have been running the X3 (requires AC) and the DD-3 (requires DC) using the same power supply, then one of your devices has been at risk of being damaged. Looks like it was the X3.



Re: need urgent help
by psychoroxxy on 2012-11-28 01:58:11

is it correct to say that the device would be finctional if I find an AC adapter built to handle 220 v instead of the 110 v with output specifications of 9V and 2000mA.

Am just asking this but I still need to find this kinda adapter first.



Re: need urgent help
by Triryche on 2012-11-28 07:18:37

It would need to output 9V AC.

If your current standard is 220V then you're OK if the output is 9V AC with a minimum rating of 2000mA.

If you standard voltage is 110V, you will need a convertor to feed the PSU 220V.



Re: need urgent help
by silverhead on 2012-11-28 07:43:33

psychoroxxy wrote:

is it correct to say that the device would be finctional if I find an AC adapter.....

Bear in mind that some damage may already have been done. Even if you connect a proper adapter now it may still need to be repaired beforeit will function again.



Re: need urgent help
by Triryche on 2012-11-28 09:25:23

+1 to silverhead.




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