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Battery wont charge
by rchibnik on 2013-02-09 08:23:42

The battery on my JTV-89 was at two lights on the guitar, so I put it in the charger in order to get a full charge the next night.

The light flashed no matter how I seated it in the charger, so I left it overnight. Now, in the guitar, there are no lights and the system won't turn on, but again, in the chager it flashes.

When plugged into the HD-500 the Variax system works fine, but often I play out without the HD5 so I rely on the battery for modeling power.

Not sure what my next steps are - spend $60 on a new battery?

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

Re: Battery wont charge
by davidb7170 on 2013-02-09 15:36:06

Contact L6 Technical Support and set up an issue ticket with them. My first charger that came with my JTV59 in 2011 acted like yours and they replaced it when I contacted them. The 2nd unit works fine. I purchased a 2nd JTV (a 69S) last October, and the charger that came with that one was fine. There's really nothing that can be "fixed" on the charger. Was this your first time using it? My first unit didn't work right out of the box. I also power mine with the pedal (an X3L then, and now an HD500), so I rarely use it on battery, but do keep a charged up battery on hand, just in case I have problems with the VDI cable (had it happen -- must have stepped on the VDI connector).


Re: Battery wont charge
by rchibnik on 2013-02-13 15:34:25

I've always found the charger to be a little flimsy and hard to get the battery seated correctly.

Thanks for the reply. Happy to hear that the problem might not be me ...

Re: Battery wont charge
by rchibnik on 2013-02-20 19:01:47

As a result of opening the ticket, LIne6 sent a replacement battery which worked perfectly in the existing charger and in the guitar.

All is well with the world and I still love my JTV-89.

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