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robot system does not work, light white

#1 User is offline   Malolo 

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

Hi

My name is Manuel, I'm from Chile I need help about my robot explorer.

When I want to use robot sistema, and pull on the knob and stream the strings appear a white light like apple.

¿How I can repair this problem?


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Cuando tiro del knob y toco las cuerdas para afinar aparece una luz blanca con forma de manzana, también aparece un sonido y la guitarra no afina.

¿Cómo puedo repararlo?

#2 User is offline   GuitarBuilder 

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

Follow the instructions on p. 30 of your manual carefully! Are you setting up for regular tuning (pull out MCK, rotate fully counter clockwise, press once)?
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#3 User is offline   DiamondJig 

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:55 AM

White light, battery is too low or you have a short (strings are touching) each string must be completely isolated for the others, they are used to transmit the power and signal form the MCK to the CPU.
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#4 User is offline   vexorgtr 

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

Usually, the white light is a result of 2 strings touching, or YOU accidently making them touch something. If they are touching a fret, or your hand, you can get the white light. Also, when in doubt, Fresh strings always make the guitar happier. I have a Robot SG, and a Darkfire.. both will start acting up when the strings are aging.

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 01:34 AM

I have the same problem as this. Went through and checked all the obvious spots where short circuit could occur - looked good. Changed strings twice now just in case I'd missed something - still the white flashing symbol indicates a fault. Anything else I could try? Is there a wiring diagram somewhere so I can check for short circuit or loose connection or wire?

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 03:42 AM

I don't have this type of guitar but just from a trouble shooting point of view, if the white light indicates a string to string short it looks like it would be easy to check with a multi meter set to show continuity.

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:56 PM

View PostSearcy, on 02 May 2016 - 03:42 AM, said:

I don't have this type of guitar but just from a trouble shooting point of view, if the white light indicates a string to string short it looks like it would be easy to check with a multi meter set to show continuity.

You'd think so, but in fact it's more complicated than that. There's a weird arrangement, where 3 of the strings carry data to the tuners and the other 3 act as earth. Also there are 3 isolated points of contact: tail piece (with ceramic inserts), bridge and the machine heads. Obviously there's no short at the string ends (they are cut short and not touching), so the short must be in the bridge or the tail piece (or perhaps in the electronics inside the body). That's why I was hoping to find a wiring diagram so we can isolate and check these to see if we can find the problem.

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