Pignose Help Please!

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  1. algs911

    algs911 Senior Member

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    Hello all,

    I picked up a used Pignose (the small, portable battery one) for practically nothing. I had a gift certificate, so the thing cost me about $10 out of pocket.

    One week in to my delight the thing stopped working. It won't work with batteries or an external power supply.

    I'm stuck! I've torn it apart and cannot see anything physically "wrong" with it. I need some help and some suggestions. Is there a good parts source? Is there a cool DIY mod that would replace the guts? I'm totally open to suggestions. What I don't want to do is chase an invisible problem to the point in which I could have just purchased a new one.

    Thanks!

    Al
     
  2. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Plastic surgery..oh, i didn't read the whole thing. Sorry..

    There a bunch of smart people here. Someone knows.
    Best of luck
     
  3. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    I don't know.
    Ask her maybe?

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    :D

    I hope you followed some kind of "scientific path" in assessing stuff
    ("isolated" I hope) to determine the problem.
    It's impossible to pinpoint the potential solution.
    Could be as simple as a loose wire, solder, or it could require "testing"
    of components like output transistors, etc.

    Take it to a qualified technician.
    But you'll have to pay.
    Or find another used one that works!
     
  4. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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  5. Dick Banks

    Dick Banks Senior Member

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    Sadly, for an amp of that cost, you might already be there. Otherwise, it's just an exercise involving a multi-meter, chasing currents and voltages, shorts and opens, dead capacitors, etc.
     
  6. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    If you got it at guitar center they have a 30 day return policy on used gear.
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    If he's taken it apart i'd doubt they'd take it back..

     
  8. algs911

    algs911 Senior Member

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    It's taken apart now. Plus, it's simply not worth the $10 since I got it from a GC while I was on a trip. No worries there.

    I'll keep working a solution. I'll just have to turn it in to a little project of sorts...
     

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