Ice Tube clock troubles
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Ice Tube clock troubles

by osman99 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:46 pm

I have just finished my ice tube but something has happened. My display is only appering for some of the numbers. I have fixed any clod solder joints i could find but still only some of the numbers are showing, could anyone tell me what went wrong. :?: Also I have checked and i do have near perfect voltage on everything inclding the VFD chip
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:41 pm

Re: Ice Tube clock troubles

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:35 pm

If the voltages are good and the tube is lighting, you have all the components installed correctly. Usually missing digits are caused by a solder joint problem somewhere between the VFD chip and the tube itself. Post clear photos of the solder-side of the boards & we will take a look.

Also a photo of the display, so we can see which digits are missing.

Posts: 37460
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:11 am