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#1 Posted : 13 February 2020 19:00:12

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Circuit Board Testing

Issue 72 of the magazine states that the functions can be tested on the X-Wing. This is not correct. In order to test the functionality, the electrical line 20 that comes in issue 74 is necessary in order to carry out the test. Under no circumstances are you to bridge the slot 20 and to wait for issue 74 as this will result in the board becoming inoperative and burnt out.

Be aware that no replacement boards will be given should you try this.
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Virgil Tracey
#2 Posted : 16 April 2021 16:31:10

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When you do test the electrics - ie R2 the microswitch doesn't seem to do anything as the motor driving R2 just goes round and round without reversing
Does anyone know if I've done something wrong or what should I check??
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#3 Posted : 16 April 2021 22:00:15

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Virgil Tracey wrote:
When you do test the electrics - ie R2 the microswitch doesn't seem to do anything as the motor driving R2 just goes round and round without reversing
Does anyone know if I've done something wrong or what should I check??



Are you talking aobut the R2D2 here? if so can you make another post in the r2d2 forum to avoid confusion.If it is R2 whcih motor are you talking aobut? The head motor?


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#4 Posted : 12 November 2021 03:36:47

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I had posted earlier about the circuit board layout a few months ago and I was able to start working on it last week - which is when I ran into this issue.
I waited to start working on the electronics part after I received issue 88 - due to work demand.
All of my individual circuits work, but when I connect everything to the circuit board nothing works. Batteries have been checked, connections have been checked, remote was checked over - all connections seem fine.
I called the company to tell them the issue that I may have faulty circuit board, however they wanted me to ask you all some further troubleshooting steps that I could take before they would replace the circuit board. So any advice?
Thank you,
Jeff
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#5 Posted : 12 November 2021 08:51:54

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I haven’t built the xwing but have a good knowledge of electronics. I don’t have a definitive answer but rather a few ideas to check over. I know there can be issues with the remote in that some remotes require line of sight (infra red) with the sensor to work. So just make sure you’re pointing the remote at the actual sensor when pressing buttons. Also check remote batteries as well. I would also watch Wayne’s video for issue 72-75. Next if you’ve pulled the plugs on and off a few times then there could be broken wires at the connectors. Also check for no damaged/ bent pins. See how you go Jeff.
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Do you have the external power socket plugged into socket 20.The main board wont power up unless that cable is plugged in.That is the first thing to check.In the instructions it says you can test the board at issue 72.However you dont get the cable for socket 20 until issue 74.Once this cable is plugged in to the main board the board should power up.
You can test the remote is working by pointing it at you cell phone and video recording when you press the remotes buttons.You should see flashes on the phone screen as the IR LED lights up.
You also need to make sure all of the batteries are fully seated in the battery compartment.if one of them dislodges when you turn the x wing the right way up it wont power up.

Try these things and then get back to me here

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