It was working but now its not..
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It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:49 pm

I recently put a Ice tube clock together which worked great first time with no problems for two weeks...however today I noticed the display is blank while the power plug is plugged in with the red led on and if I unplug and then plug it back in it doesn't beep either.

Suggestions?

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Re: It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:04 pm

Update.... after leaving it unplugged for around 10 hours it worked again but soon after it started to beep, the clock would start flashing while keeping time until I set the time again. After about the forth time the display went again and back to how it is above..

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Re: It was working but now its not..

by adafruit on Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:14 pm

look for any missing parts?
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Well the clock worked perfectly for two weeks... would it of even worked with a missing part?

the only part I didn't use was the header to enable flashing of the firmware..

Anything else?
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by adafruit on Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:49 pm

you could post photos, that would be helpful
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:32 pm

Right better late than never...

Last night I decided to plug it in again and it worked fine, I managed to set the time and an alarm.... luckily I set a second alarm as by the morning the clock no longer displays anything nor does it beep when plugged in, even after leaving it unplugged all day. Below are the best photos I could manage (I could give it another go if these are not clear enough) hopefully something can be found wrong with it.

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Re: It was working but now its not..

by adafruit on Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:54 pm

remove the coin cell
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:25 pm

Sorry? does that mean the battery?

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Re: It was working but now its not..

by adafruit on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:35 pm

yes
remove the coin cell
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:37 pm

Either way..I removed the battery and gave it a little while before plugging it in and still nothing.

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Re: It was working but now its not..

by adafruit on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:39 pm

OK throw away the coin cell battery

if you post up clear, not-glared photos, we can check your soldering
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:01 pm

Here are some better pictures and a video..hope this helps

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Re: It was working but now its not..

by adafruit on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:14 pm

ok it looks like the soldering is alright. do you get any beeps or anything
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by jetblack on Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:15 am

Nothing the only light on is the one on the power supply. What else can i check?
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Re: It was working but now its not..

by adafruit on Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:36 am

check the voltages
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