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thrillhouse

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Harbinger One lamp steady but rate LED flashing correctly
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:53:46 PM »
Hey there everyone! Been trouble shooting my harbinger build on and off for a week or two but now I feel like I've hit a wall! So the issue I am seeing is that the rate LED on the harbinger flashes properly and responds as it should to adjustments of the speed pot however the lamp itself only glows steadily; no pulsing at all. I've double checked my speed pot wiring and spent most of my time focusing on the LFO section of the circuit. I haven't been able to find/see any drastic voltage drops on any of the components in the section so I am assuming everything is flowing correctly? Here are the reading i took off the LFO section:

Q11
C 15.79
B Variable between 6-8
E Variable between 8-9

Q12
C 15.78
B Variable between 8-9
E Variable between 6-9

Q13
C 12.2
B 3.0
E 2.3

Now I have to mention that I do have a mix of carbon and metal resistors in the R41-R46 row because I had some left over
in my parts bin but they're rated the same so I assume that's ok? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated and please let me know if you need anymore information.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!

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Re: Harbinger One lamp steady but rate LED flashing correctly
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 12:40:33 PM »
Hi,

Can you post a pic of the board?
Q13 is the one to socket and try a different transistor if you have some spares.

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Ernie
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Re: Harbinger One lamp steady but rate LED flashing correctly
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 09:49:40 AM »
Thanks for the reply Ernie! An interesting (and frustrating) development has occurred though as of yesterday. I went down to the bench last night to take pictures for you and found that I accidentally left the pedal plugged in. Low and behold the lamp was now flashing away! I'm happy it mysteriously started working for some reason but also kind of annoyed because I really wanted to figure out what was going wrong with it!!! If anything changes I'll send an update.

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Re: Harbinger One lamp steady but rate LED flashing correctly
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 12:29:06 PM »
Hi,

Excellent! That's great to hear!!!

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Ernie
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Re: Harbinger One lamp steady but rate LED flashing correctly
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 06:54:09 PM »
Damn those are frustrating troubleshoots though.  You don't want to touch it cuz it works, but you want to figure out what it was so it doesn't happen again...
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Re: Harbinger One lamp steady but rate LED flashing correctly
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 10:19:26 PM »
Thanks for the reply Ernie! An interesting (and frustrating) development has occurred though as of yesterday. I went down to the bench last night to take pictures for you and found that I accidentally left the pedal plugged in. Low and behold the lamp was now flashing away! I'm happy it mysteriously started working for some reason but also kind of annoyed because I really wanted to figure out what was going wrong with it!!! If anything changes I'll send an update.

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I built peddles for Bat Thumbís car.