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TV Bgone works backwards
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TV Bgone works backwards

by oldtimer on Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:28 pm

The kit seemed to test OK but I assumed I had accidentally pressed the switch. When the batteries are inserted the light blinks but the IR LEDs don't seem to activate, the battery holder doesn't make contact unless squeezed from both ends, and the blinking light defaults to on, shutting off when the switch is pressed.

Please suggest what to try.
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by adafruit on Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:09 pm

v1.0 firmware had a 'bug' that would make it turn on when the batteries were first placed. but that isnt such a big deal. :)
if your IR leds are lighting up at all, check the polarity of the LEDs and the transistors. best idea is to post a photo so i can check your work

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FOUND PROBLEM

by oldtimer on Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:05 pm

OK, turns out it's just the battery holder. It doesn't make contact with the battery on one side and every time it's squeezed, the unit's funtion starts all over again, producing (my) confusion.
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by oldtimer on Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:18 pm

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by adafruit on Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:20 pm

if you have a bad battery holder, email support@adafruit.com to get a replacement. they're sometimes a bit flakey :)

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