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Tv b gone wont work
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Tv b gone wont work

by Mish12mish12 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:36 pm

Hi i soldered every thing on my tv b gone and it wouldn't work the green led doesn't flash nor does the ir what should i do ?

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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by Mish12mish12 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:00 pm

i have checked everything with a multimeter for shorts and also put in new batteries and that did not help

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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by franklin97355 on Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:37 am

Could you post large (less than 1meg), clear, detailed pictures of both sides of your board showing any soldering you have done and the connections to it?

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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by Mish12mish12 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:19 pm

Hi,
Although the solder joints are really bad looking i tested everything for continuity with my multimeter and there was no shorts and everything was fine
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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by Mish12mish12 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:27 am

ill fix all the solder joints when my new soldering iron arrives because my old one had a broken tip and was pretty cheap from the first place ill be sure to update on if it works or not
Thank you

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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by Mish12mish12 on Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:50 pm

Hi I fixed all the solder joints made sure again with the multimeter that nothing is shorting and it still won't work should I just return it to where I got it from ?

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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by imhavoc on Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:37 pm

I ordered two TV-B-Gone kits from Amazon.com

One works. One does not. Testing showed that one of the microprocessors is defective.

Is there a way to get a replacement microprocessors for this kit?

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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by franklin97355 on Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:01 pm

Contact the Amazon seller and ask them.

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Re: Tv b gone wont work

by imhavoc on Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:47 pm

Amazon will replace the complete item. I will have to return the complete, assembled and tested unit. I would MUCH rather just purchase a replacement microcontroller if possible.... Oh, wait....

I requested a refund from Amazon, then placed a new order for a new, kit. AFTER the new kit arrives, I can return the defective microprocessor with the unassembled kit and I'll be in business!

Thank you!

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