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Ice Tube clock troubles
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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
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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.

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