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Old 02-01-2015, 12:50 PM #1
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Bad Eyes or Bad board?

Hi Guys,

My Quest has been in storage for the last three years and when I took it out, the Noid wasn't firing. Turns out the wires were unsoldered.

Now it fires (great!) but the eyes don't seem to work. Fresh new battery, the light blinks green but it doesn't change colours when I put something in the breech and the noid doesn't click if I fire. If I turn the eyes off, the noid fires.

Is there an easy way to tell if my problem is with my board or my eyes?

P.S. It's a WAS board.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:19 PM #2
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Check the emitter with a digital camera, it should glow purplish blue when seen through it. If it does glow, it could be the receiver eye or the board.

With it being a WAS board, it's more likely to be the board.

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Old 02-01-2015, 04:45 PM #3
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It doesn't glow. I just checked with my iphone camera.

Does this mean the eyes are shot or the board?

I did accidentally connect the battery harness to the eye socket (and plug in a battery, d'OH!) so it might be shorted out. Is there another way of being sure? I don't want to order a board if I don't have to (too bad the Universal T-Board is out of production).
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:16 PM #4
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You fried it if you connected them to the wrong place.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:08 PM #5
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Aw crud.

Is there a way of being 100% sure? Like, readings from a multimeter on the connector or some other way? Just want to be sure before I start hunting down another board.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:21 PM #6
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Did you misplace the harness before the eye issue or after checking with the iphone.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:26 PM #7
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Before the eye issue. After I had fixed the solenoid harness, I was putting everything back together and in my hurry, connected the battery to the eye socket. The LED turned on blue for a second. I disconnected everything, the board didn't turn on for about a minute. Then it turned on. It flashes green (manual says that means anti chop system is running normally) but doesn't detect objects in breech. It does run the solenoid just fine if I turn the eyes off though.

:S I hope I didn't mess up my old girl.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:36 PM #8
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Chances are all you need are new eyes, seeing as how you've apparently got a multimeter, I assume you're no stranger to soldering wires? if that's the case, get 5mm eye emitter and sensor from here:

http://www.zdspb.com/store/elect_opto.html

and splice them to your eye wires on the correct leads. You can also look for BL gen 1-4 timmy eyes and do the same.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:56 PM #9
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Ok thanks I'll look into getting those eyes.

I don't have a multimeter but a friend of mine does. I haven't checked to see if there's a reading from the eye socket.

Also, the board keeps flashing green even if the eyes are disconnected? Manual says that means anti chop system is working. Argh.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:10 PM #10
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Check and make sure your manual is the correect version of your board. Also ur lucky I fired a ape in my old quest on accident and John Paul at critical replaced it for free. Go to him if u ne'er anything quest related.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:11 PM #11
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Also by version I ment flash and version
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:14 PM #12
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Unfortunately, I'm in Easter Canada so critical is a bit far for me
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:44 AM #13
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I do have the correct version of the manual for the board. I've been using it to configure the settings to my liking for years.

I'm getting ready to order the eyes, just wanted to make sure if someone here knew another way to verify if it's the eyes or the board that are bad.
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