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Pod HD500 wont turn on

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Hi

I've got a pod hd500 that wont turn on.

sent to the only local repair line6 center, and they told me: you can trow in the trash.

So, with this in mine, and with electronics skills, i've opened and find out that, if i short a component(a little smd capacitor) the pod works.

Sincerelly i dont wanna judge the techstore, but i would like jest to fix the pod.

Is there any chance to get a copy of the schematics in order to find a replacement and fix it?

 

thanks to all

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I would call the repair center and tell them what you found.  They may have just made a mistake - we're all human.

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I have never found a schematic in all my years of looking.

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Hi to all

thanks for replying.

Well after spending a couple of hours around the board, i've figured out what was the problem, and really, its even worst for the repair center at this point...

 

The problem was a non touching solder joint just after the dc plug on the ground pin, just before the first component on the power supply line...

 

Did the tech dont realize? or for them is easy to tell the customers "trow in the trash", charge the fee and let buy a new pedalboard?

 

If the schematics its available it will be helpfull, i know at least 4/5 guys with the same multifx that have got the same reply from the repair shop...

 

 

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In fairness to the shop (because we aren't there having the conservation).... 

 

One of the guys my store recommends; he tells customers

It is $100 for me to come to your house and look at your unit. I collect at the doorway before I enter. 

When the customer says "can I bring it to your shop", he says 

It is $200 to bring a unit to my shop, I collect at the doorway before you enter. 

 

And the reason for this - 

people don't want to pay to have their units fixed.  Drive around all day to people's homes, only to have them not have the work done because it is too expensive. And if you bring to his shop, he gets stuck with products that people just abandon when they find out how much to fix. 

In this case, it's $200 to buy a used unit or $500 to buy a new one. If he charges $65 an hour plus parts... first he has to investigate to tell you what's wrong. $65

Then he has chase you down to see if you want it fixed and for how much - which will be another $65 plus parts. You are at $130 for a unit that can be bought for $200. 

Then he has to wait for you to to come pick it up and pay him. 

 

And, here;s the kicker, because he is an authorized agent of L6, he doesn't get to buy $5 parts from an online dealer. He has to use "official" parts, which cost 10x the price. 

 

If you can fix it yourself for $5 and an hour of your time... go ahead. But it will cost way too much to have a professional repair it. 

 

 

 

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And like I said earlier, this person could have just made a mistake.  

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