Sunday, May 13, 2007

Back on Three Legs, Left Motor Troubles, Sound Card Troubles

R2 is back up on three legs again, this time with his painted battery boxes and foot shells installed.

He was running for a few minutes, and this time the left motor decided to stop working. I'm betting it's the solder joint in the motor again, but I haven't had a chance to properly diagnose the problem. It's always something.

I'm worried that I may have damaged my second CFSound III card. I don't know what I did wrong, as I'm pretty sure I've applied no more than 12 volts to it, but every time I power up the card, all I get are a pair of solid red and green LEDs. This happens whether I use the wall adapter that came with the sound card, or if I use a 12 volt battery.

The FAQ says the two LEDs lit solid can indicate low voltage, but I don't think that's the case here. I will call ACS tomorrow and ask them if they can help, but I have a sickening feeling that this board is dead too. (I wonder how the repair is coming along on my first board?)

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