Jump to content

POD HD500 Volume pedal toe switch not working


Ronski10
 Share

Recommended Posts

I just sent mine for repair for the same problem (didn't get it back yet).  At the same time, my bank down and FS6 does not work.  Tried to re-flash and system reset to no avail.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just sent mine for repair for the same problem (didn't get it back yet).  At the same time, my bank down and FS6 does not work.  Tried to re-flash and system reset to no avail.

 

How much does it cost to repair?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The switches can be cleaned and "overhauled" fairly easily.  Google it and there are some vids available.  There is a spring inside the switch that can become compressed and no longer makes good contact; stretching it out or replacing it usually does the trick for next to nothing...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sweet I am glad you got that figured out.

 

Toe switches vary so much between companies too - D-tech lets you set the pressure to activate the switch - which would be a pretty cool addition to the floorboards - just might have to find out how to put that on the ideascale or suggestion page.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't know if it will wreck your warranty but you can trim a little thickness off of the rubber stop under the pedal. This rubber stop will wear over time and make it easier to push the toe switch down. The fix I just gave you will save you the time to wear it down or soften it. I could never get mine to activate without just stomping HARD on it. I trimmed a little off and now I barely have to touch it. Be forewarned, though. Trimming means it may wear or soften quicker than just using the crap out of it. Either way, it would have to be replaced in the long run.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 7 months later...

I paid $85 incl. tax (CAD) for the repair of 2 switches that did not activate (FS2 and Bank Up) from a line 6 authorized repair center (Yorkville Sound actually does the repair in Ontario, Canada).  They replaced the contacts on the circuit board if I remember correctly.  It took about 2 weeks to get the unit back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...