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help ! my kit doesn't work
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help ! my kit doesn't work

by Gargouilligouilla on Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:18 pm

Hello,

I bought a tv-b-gone kit several monthes ago , and i do it only today !

(because i have also a classic tv-b-gone)

I have connected 3 x AAA batteries for more power, like written here http://learn.adafruit.com/tv-b-gone-kit/f-dot-a-q

After doing my utmost to respect the instructions, :) the kit doesn't work .

The green D5 led doesn't light-up , neither the IR-Leds (viewed with a camera)

Can you help me to make some tests .

A picture of my kit is jointed.

Many thanks
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Re: help ! my kit doesn't work

by adafruit_support_rick on Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:02 pm

The top side looks right. Are those fresh batteries? If you have a multimeter, check the voltage between the red wire and the black wire on the TVBGone.

I can't tell if the green LED is installed backwards - the flat side should be toward to black wire.

Transistor Q5 is different than the other 4 transistors. Make sure you have the right transistor in Q5.

Please post a picture of the solder side of the board.

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