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I plugged mistakin ly plugged in my variax 300 ether net cable...

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I plugged the ether net cable from my variax 300 into a Duoverb foots witch jack. How bad is and is it repairable and or not worth efforts?

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What is damaged, and what exactly is the damage? A regular Ethernet cable, a Line 6 VDI cable, the Variax, or the Duoverb? If it's a regular Ethernet cable they can be replaced cheaply.

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Check the pins in the VDI jack on your Variax 300. If you see any that are bent, fashion a small J-hook out of a plastic tie/wrap that you have lying around the house. Use it to gently straighten the bent pins.If the VDI jack on the Variax 300 is too badly damaged this won't work and you will need to take it in for servicing.

 

Then use a VDI-type cable with the protective housing on the end to connect to the Variax 300 in the future. This is exactly why the special cables should be used. It will prevent such damage in the future.

 

Does the Varaix 300 still work if powered by batteries and you use the 1/4" output jack?

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I am not sure I just acquired the instruments and stupid me . I heard a pop when I plugged the cable into the amp. I am at work so I have a few hrs before I try the battery thing ( even 9 'olt batery;)

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Like someone said, just bend the pins out a bit. I had to do that with my 600 because it would loose connection if you pulled the VDI out as far as it'll go when locked in.

 

Does it work via 1/4?

If not, you might of fried something when connecting it...

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That's what I've been saying the instrument does not play no wa no how at the moment. If someone may have done this in the past did it fry a perticular or is it a total guessing game?

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Sounds to me like you may have fried your Variax 300. One of the pins in the VDI (ethernet) connection is used to power the Variax when connected to a Line 6-compatible device. If that pin is also involved with power on your DuoVerb (or even if not) then it is very possible that you shocked your Variax to death.

 

You should open a support ticket with Line 6:

 

http://line6.com/support/tickets/add.html

 

EDIT:  OK - on looking at the DuoVerb I see it can be connected to an FBV floorboard, and provides power to it. Very likely, since they are both Line 6 products, the same pin is used to power the floorboard that is used to power the Variax. Unfortunately they probably have different power requirements.

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