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    Default Ibanez TS9DX stopped working, Ideas?

    Hey everyone.

    My TS9DX quit the other day, worked one day, the next day it didn't. No LED, no output. It's one of my favorite and most used pedals.

    I made sure the input/output jacks were clean, and opened the back and looked and checked the switch, and looked over the board for any obvious issues. I've tried it with both a 9V and my power supply. nothing either way.

    I have basic knowledge of circuits and a multimeter, but no oscilloscope or anything and I think further diagnostics may be beyond the scope of what I can do.

    So my question is what next? Do i write it off and get another pedal? Does anyone repair them? Or does anyone know something to try?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Ibanez TS9DX stopped working, Ideas?

    Any chance the wrong or reverse polarity power supply was used?
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    Default Re: Ibanez TS9DX stopped working, Ideas?

    Buy a new one.

    Great pedal, and as you said - your most used one. No surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Any chance the wrong or reverse polarity power supply was used?
    I don't believe so. I went from using batteries to a One spot about 4 months ago, and it's been working fine. Played monday with it and it was fine, Tuesday it wouldn't turn on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Buy a new one.

    Great pedal, and as you said - your most used one. No surprise.
    Pretty much what I figured, I'll probably just go with a regular TS9 this time, since that's the mode I almost always used it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8stang289 View Post
    I don't believe so. I went from using batteries to a One spot about 4 months ago, and it's been working fine. Played monday with it and it was fine, Tuesday it wouldn't turn on.
    Maybe a bad power supply ? Have you tried the pedal with a battery since it died ?

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    Eventually in these things the caps start to go bad, whether it's on/off or unplugged. Some types of caps go faster than others and sometimes it's down to the individual component.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMP/HBE View Post
    Maybe a bad power supply ? Have you tried the pedal with a battery since it died ?
    Yeah, I've tried it both ways. And the power supply is still powering the rest of my pedals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    Eventually in these things the caps start to go bad, whether it's on/off or unplugged. Some types of caps go faster than others and sometimes it's down to the individual component.
    Im figuring a bad cap, op amp, or some connection issue on the board or something. I think I'll just get another one, and take this to a friend that dabbles in electronics repair and see if he can get anywhere with it.

    Thanks everyone for the input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8stang289 View Post
    Pretty much what I figured, I'll probably just go with a regular TS9 this time, since that's the mode I almost always used it on.
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    If I had my life to live over I'd always get the DX over the plain old TS9.
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