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Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working
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Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by Backpassage on Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:00 pm

Hi all,

I have a Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb new fresh out of the packet from Pi hut, it seems to pop up as an audio device on the PC (VS1000B)... My 2mb board works without any issue and allows me to transfer files but the 16mb doesn't want to know... Any ideas? Thanks for any help...

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Re: Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by mikeysklar on Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:21 pm

Are you using the same cable and USB port that you had been using with the 2MB board?

It can take a minute to appear. What color is the LED on the Audio FX board when plugged in to your machine?

Is there anything connected to the Audio FX (aside from the USB cable)?

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Re: Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by Backpassage on Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:08 am

mikeysklar wrote:Are you using the same cable and USB port that you had been using with the 2MB board?

It can take a minute to appear. What color is the LED on the Audio FX board when plugged in to your machine?

Is there anything connected to the Audio FX (aside from the USB cable)?


Hi mikeysklar,

thanks for helping out... So yes I'm using the same USB that works with the 2mb board (also tried another 4 different ones with no luck)

Both the Green and Red LED are on when plugged in.

And no nothing is plugged in the board not even soldered the pins in yet.

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Re: Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by mikeysklar on Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:09 pm

Do you have a multimeter that you can measure the voltage on the trigger pins with respect to GND?

Since the red light is on this could indicate the VS1000 processor is having an issue. The voltage would be the confirmation.

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Re: Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by Backpassage on Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:51 am

mikeysklar wrote:Do you have a multimeter that you can measure the voltage on the trigger pins with respect to GND?

Since the red light is on this could indicate the VS1000 processor is having an issue. The voltage would be the confirmation.


So 1 to 10 are all different around 3.28 and 0.44??

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Re: Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by mikeysklar on Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:00 pm

The 3.28 sounds right as this board is supposed to output at 3.3v, but the 0.44v is not. Are you using a full power 2A USB port? If so let’s try a replacement board. Please send an e-mail to support@adafruit.com. Be sure to include this forum link and your order#.

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Re: Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by Backpassage on Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:04 pm

Yeah tried that... Just weird how the 2mb works perfectly and the 16mb doesn't.. Guess its just a faulty unit... Ok cool ive emailed support, thanks for your help its appreciated

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Re: Adafruit Sound fx board 16mb not working

by mikeysklar on Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:05 pm

Let us know if the replacement resolves the issues.

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