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  1. Psakissian, Follow up on chasing the bug. So here is part of what I found. The connectors seem to have oxidized a bit. When I went to the authorized repairs shop we pulled all the top board connectors. There are only three on the top board. No disassembly just took off the cover. Used Deoxit 100, brushed a bit on lightly. reset the connectors a few times. Most of the problems seem to have disappeared. I suspect there are a few more connectors on the bottom of the board, i just don't want to disassemble it. So for the last week there has been no difference in volume levels modeled or passive. Just wanted to follow up with you so you have some new info in your arsenal. Thanks
  2. Psark, The problem has reappear. It's not the connector at this point. Must be on the board. I am not sure what to do so I am sending it off to an authorized service center that serviced another problem with the battery box. Do I need to open a ticket with you all or should I just let the center manage the problem? Thanks
  3. one thing,,,, is that connector suppose to be locked in? or is it just press fit and friction? It pulled out of the connector with very little resistance, like none! If the connector secure clip is buggered, it may worth getting it fixed. or coming up with a solution. Thanks. Still learning here.
  4. Psarkissian, Update to the story. I decided to take a look around in the guitar last night. Maybe new strings, etc. Just to see if there was anything obvious. Bit of a rattle, however I know there are no ball ends. Took off the back cover plates, nothing. And yeppers millions of circuits and molex connectors, etc. Just for fun, (Yes I know my way around computers and circuits -- static grounded myself btw) pulled the pickups molex, and re-seated it. Boom all good. Pickup output back where it was. Me think that there was a bit of oxidation on the molex pins and receivers. So back in action. Very odd, not sure why that would happen however it's something to put in you basket of tricks. If that didn't work, then it was off to the shop. Thank you.
  5. I have not broken any strings. I did try raising the bridge pickup quite a bit the other day. Nothing rattling around either. Can I look for the shot to do a bit of self-analysis? Could the jack be futz up? it was just all of a sudden there. I did re-string a while ago but all the ball ends were there. I would have gone hunting if one was gone. :) Any other ideas? I don't want it back in the shop again.
  6. JTV-69S thank you for the reminder. I recently had the battery box replaced under warrantee
  7. Team, I have a problem where the pickups have very low volume output .vs. the modeling. I mean it's like pickups volume level 3 modeled volume level 10. 1. I have re-flash firmware with 2.23 no change 2. re-flashed 2.20 no change 3. Left battery out for hour, put it back in no change 4. Tried VDI and 1/4 cable into Helix/PowerCab same issue Any other ideas?
  8. Just to add to this. Bought a JVT-69S 2019. I had a problem with a fully charged battery running down in about 5 minute. Now that was not the problem but the battery check indicated the battery was flat. I have the guitar in at a warrenty repair site. The battery box voltage reg is futz's up. He needs to get a new battery box. 3-4 weeks. It appears that the circuity may have design fault in the box. I do use the VDI with my Helix all the time. I just want to have the option. Love the guitar, want to run it with a reg amp as well.
  9. jerseyboy what should a fully charged battery read: about 8.4 because mine read 8.3-8.4 Trying to figure out why the batteries are flatting after about 5 minutes....... I think I may have a short in the JVT. Still trying to sort it out.
  10. I have having some very odd battery behaviour going on. So very weird stuff. Sympton: Fully Charge brand new battery, Plug in 1/4 cable, power on Variax by pushing the button (Lights come on) , light turns off in about 10 seconds or so. wait about 10 minutes, check battery, one light on the charge indicator and the battery is no hot but takes a charge. I have flashed the guitar a couple of times. even though the variax indicated a flat battery, the charge still indicated that the battery is full charge. Also if you press the battery button a few times the green lights cascade or one or two lights cascade. P.S. just put in a fresh charged battery per the charges and it lasted about 6 minutes. Anyone have any ideas? I am starting to think there is a dead short someplace. Thanks
  11. If I leave the DVI cable plugged in to the Variax, will that cause the battery to drain? Since the Helix is powering the guitar, I would think that isn't an issue. However I left the DVI cable in overnight and it appeared that the test button indicated the battery was flat. Thanks.
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