TV B Gone not making it by first test
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TV B Gone not making it by first test

by mgalimbe on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:53 pm

hello,

I've gone as far as inserting the microprocessor and testing by inserting 2aa batteries and checking that the green led light flashes, well it doesn't... chip is in right (socket was soldered in place using the outline on the board)triangle is on the side with the indentation on the socket, led was soldered with longer pin in the + terminal and i know the batteries are good.
I also pushed the button just in case i had an older version.

any ideas on whats going on. all my solders look good....

Mike
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:51 pm

If you post photos, front & back we'll check over your build.
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by mgalimbe on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:11 pm

I'm not able to post images from my computer to this forum....
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:18 pm

Try re-sizing them to about 800x600.
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by mgalimbe on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:19 am

ok attachments below
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:00 am

It could be the lighting, but the solder joints on the chip socket look a bit "frosty" like a cold joint. Re-touch those with a hot iron so they are smooth and shiny. If it still doesn't work, contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread and ask for a replacement TV-B-Gone processor.
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by mgalimbe on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:27 pm

hello,

just updating this post per the request of support. I was shipped a new chip and installed it but it still wont work. I'm wondering if it may be the board.
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:42 am

Can you post photos of your re-worked solder joints?
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by mgalimbe on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:28 am

I will. I'm at work for the next 48 hours so ill send it to you Saturday. Thank you for your help. Mike
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Re: TV B Gone not making it by first test

by Adam_tlllls on Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:01 am

You installed the oscillator where the PNP transistor should go. Install it right next to the micro-controller. Do that, and it should work.
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