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by calischs on Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:41 am

I just soldered up my TV B Gone kit--quite a fun project. It's not working perfectly though, and I thought you might be able to give me some advice. When I hit the switch the green LED blinks just like it should. Also, the IR LEDs are firing because they show up in a digital photo. But when I point it at the TV (Panasonic) it doesn't do anything. I tried it with another TV and that one went to a menu screen but didn't turn off. Ideas? I'm pretty sure I have the right resonator (it says 800G 716 on it), though it's a different color than the one in the pictures. Any help you could give would be appreciated, and I can give more info/pics if needed.
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by vpapanik on Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:35 am

The resonator is fine, I have the same one and works. I have also contacted support and told me that this is the correct resonator. Are you trying to switch off a european TV using the USA firmware maybe ?
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by caitsith2 on Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:04 am

Quite a likely possibility. If that is the case, you can grab an european firmware from http://www.caitsith2.net/projects/tvbgone/tvbgone_v1.1.zip (You will have to perfore some resistor mods, in order to reprogram the firmware.)
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by calischs on Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:37 am

Thanks for the reply, but I'm in the US trying to turn of American TV's. Any other thoughts? My soldering looks clean to me. Could I have heat damaged any of the components and still have it functioning as well as it is?
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by adafruit on Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:06 pm

have you tried more than 2 tvs?

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