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Pod x3 live no sound output

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I have been using a Pod X3 Live for about 4 years.  It was bought 2nd hand so its well out of date now, and parts cannot be easily obtained in the UK.  Last year the power supply went down totally and my techie boffin pal rigged up a workaround, because the parts to reinstate it were not available.  He did warn me that it may not be economic to repair again and would probably blow again.  Anyway it suddenly stopped dead and went blank a week ago, admittedly after I had been perhaps over-enthusiastically wa-wa-ing, (which might be a clue?).  I smelled burning so something shorted out. My boffin pal had a look and tells me its all powering up OK, and there is no obvious burned out part visible, but there is no audio output at all!  Its probably bound for the scrap heap to be replaced by a second hand HD500X off ebay, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if there might be a simple fix for this?  My immediate thought is either that the sound output power supply (on the board?) has blown, or its something to do with the expression pedal failing. 

 

A second question is whether I will be able to load in my setups via Gearbox into the HD500X? I think so, but nobody I have asked knows for sure.  It would be so great not to have to reinvent the wheel!

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One thing to check - the Amp/Line switch on the top panel of the device. I discovered once by accident that if this switch is in the middle position it acts as a mute switch on the outputs.

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