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Help needed please - I've lost volume pedal control on all patches

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Hi guys - need some help. Switched on my PG today and every patch is defaulting to EXP1 wah. The red light is on, but it is in normal volume mode and when I press, the wah will be engaged; the red LED stays constant. But when I repress the wah switches off but the EXP2 volume green LED does not appear - it stays on LED1 red & I have no volume control function. The green Exp2 light won't come on in any patch, even though the volume pedal in the preset is being shown as on - so I have no volume control - I'm hearing the patch fine, but I can't seem to get the volume to go up/down with pedal movement which should be a default setting. It's as if some global change has occurred but I haven't touched any global setting. Can someone please help me to get my volume pedal back? Needless to say I've rebooted my PG and PG Edit. It's like the EXP1 has taken control. The default should be the green volume and it then changes to red and switches to EXP 1 only when wah is engaged. But that isn't what's happening.

 

I tried reverting to a previous back-up, but no difference.  The EXP pedal 'clicks' but the Vol Exp2 green LED light does not engage. I'm now thinking that this might be a physical 'switch' issue rather than being a software related problem, & if that is the case it will have to go back to Yamaha for a replacement.

I've opened a ticket but if anyone here can help, I'd be pleased to hear from you.  Many thanks.

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Do you accidentally have anything plugged into the EXP2 jack on back of POD?

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Yes 2 footswitches. But disconnected and rebooted. Still nothing. 

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10 minutes ago, bingefeller said:

Do you experience this behaviour default blank patch?

Yes, everything.

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Have you tried a factory reset? Back up both setlists first. Then hold down the C &  D switches while powering up. If that fails to resolve it try reinstalling the firmware.

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@silverhead I have some questions:

 

1. Will a factory reset retain v1.11? 

 

2. What is the difference between:

(a) a factory reset,

(b) installing back ups, and (c) reinstalling firmwate v1.11.  

 

3. How do you reinstall firmware? 

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1) Yes.

 

2). A factory reset restores the factory setlist, the empty User setlist, and the default global settings. Restoring a system backup restores all three of those things to their state when you backed it up. A firmware installation leaves the setlists as they are but installs the new firmware and set global settings to their default values in that firmware.

 

3) Use the version of the Line 6 Updater program that was installed when you installed POD Go Edit and  updated your POD Go firmware to v1.11.


There’s also this....

 

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Many thanks @silverhead I'll try a factory reset. When you mentioned back up both set lists, what did you mean? 

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POD Go Edit allows you to backup (export) individual setlists and presets as well as creating a system backup. All I mean is that you should make whatever backups you want before restoring the factory settings.

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Thanks @silverhead. None of this helped...BUT I went through all the settings again and I think I've found the problem. The pedal was set for F7/8 - when I went into settings on Pod Go Edit and toggled From F7/F8 to EXP2 and then back to F7/F8, my volume came back & the green light is on.  HOWEVER when I switch off Pod Go and restart it, the same thing happens.  This can't be right and unless I'm missing a setting that I don't know about,  the only thing I can think is that there's a bug either in Pod Go or Pod Go Edit. 

 

Any ideas?

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That sounds like a bug to me...What if you unplug you FS before you power up and plug in after bootup? seems you have found the workaround...but definitely is a bug IMO. I don't have an FS to test that out with here.

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6 hours ago, spaceatl said:

That sounds like a bug to me...What if you unplug you FS before you power up and plug in after bootup? seems you have found the workaround...but definitely is a bug IMO. I don't have an FS to test that out with here.

 

No difference.  

 

However, I just switched it on/off a few times this morning ( not connected to Pod Go Edit) and it now seems to be working correctly and going to EXP2 'green' led (with FS7/FS8 setting & with pedals connected). I've done nothing since last night (when it kept defaulting to 'red' EXP1 led).  So, it was originally working perfectly, then the red EXP1 problem came out of nowhere, and now it (appears) to be working perfectly again.  There's definitely got to be a bug! 

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UPDATE: Re the weird behaviour of FS7/FS8 and losing my volume pedal connectivity, James Domine (Yamaha) dropped me a line to say they've duplicated the problem from my back-up file and it will be fixed in the next update! ;) Yay!! 

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