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miryclay



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Newb Question from a Newbie
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Hey forum,

I am new to the circuit bending world. And I have a question. I picked up a bent Speak & Spell and I can't get any juice out of it. That is no lights, no sound.

I have tried new C batteries, adjusting the universal voltage on the adapter and several other things to no avail.

Any known issues with this?

MiryClay
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Sad to say, but bending, is like some medical procedures. There are risks. The patient sometimes is unable to survive.

May want to consult with the bender, or seller.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I feared as much
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

While I second the comments that were already posted, check your switches. There may be an on/off (cut off) switch poking out somewhere that was wired on.

But ya...probably DOA Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

an obvious one, but look for broken wiring around the battery connections...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Ok, I'll check that one. Thx
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

all i can think is, look for any connections that are obviously broken or scratched off, and try to reconnect them.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Have you taken a DMM to it and see if there's at least juice getting to the unit from the batteries?
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