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TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed
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TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed

by TJShowerHandel on Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:43 pm

Hello,

I recently assembled part of my TV-B-Gone kit, and once I tried the green light test, it did not flash. I have rechecked soldering several times, I have tried new batteries, I have made sure the flat side of the LED is in negative, I have made sure the chip is in correctly, and I still have not gotten anything. When I first put in batteries, it was overheating a little, but it stopped on the second try. My soldering is not the best so these photos are a little sloppy. If you see anything that stands out, please respond. Thank you!
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Re: TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:25 pm

We are not ale to view your photos. Please upload them using the "choose file" "Add the File" buttons below the edit window. There is a 1 meg limit. 800x600 images are ideal.

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Re: TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed

by TJShowerHandel on Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:34 pm

I hope this photo will work now. Thank you for the heads up!

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Re: TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:09 am

There are a few suspect solder joints there. Some cold-joints and some that have not flowed well onto the solder pad. This guide has some tips on identifying and fixing some of the more common soldering problems: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-gui ... n-problems
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Re: TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed

by TJShowerHandel on Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:53 am

Thanks so much! I'll fix those and send a picture of the finished product.

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Re: TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed

by TJShowerHandel on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:39 pm

That fixed it right up! The light is blinking and I'm moving on to the next few steps. Thanks again so much for your time!

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Re: TV-B-Gone: Green Light Test Failed

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:08 am

Good to hear it is working for you now. Thanks for the follow-up. :)

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