Author Topic: Broken Boss RC20XL looper. Possible to fix?  (Read 5153 times)

bigandtall

Broken Boss RC20XL looper. Possible to fix?
« on: November 20, 2009, 09:48:11 PM »
Hey all,
Someone on another board has a broken Boss RC20XL looper and I'm not sure if it's possible to fix. Sounds like it might be out of my league, but one of you might be able to diagnose it and tell me if it's doable. Here's the description. Thanks in advance for any help:

So...here's the deal. With batteries the power light comes on (you have to have the output cable hooked up on these for it to power) and the input db knob works fine and it outputs sound just fine. However, no other LEDs light up and no tweaking, button pushing, or pedal pushing does anything. With external AC power instead of batteries, same thing except it doesn't always power on...sometimes you need to pull out the power adapter and put it in and then it powers up.

cortey

Re: Broken Boss RC20XL looper. Possible to fix?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 10:02:01 PM »
It sounds like you might have a faulty internal connection (maybe a cold solder joint or a wire has come loose).
If you havent alredy i suggest opening it up and have a look inside.
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Ibanez PT-909 PhazeTone clone (current project)
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bigandtall

Re: Broken Boss RC20XL looper. Possible to fix?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 10:07:10 PM »
I don't have it. A guy is selling it as is for $30 and I'm debating whether or not it's worth it to buy it and mess with it--- or if it's going to be $30 down the drain. It's in another city, so I can't really inspect it beforehand.

WLS

Re: Broken Boss RC20XL looper. Possible to fix?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2009, 10:44:37 AM »
The enclosure is worth $10.00. The A/C adapter is worth? Well you know where I'm going with this. Send him an e-mail, dicker with him and see if he'll go lower. Then I would say go for it. What do you have to lose...

Besides Thirty Bucks :)

Bill

Since I've breadboarded it I can only blame myself.

But It's Just A Chip!

bigandtall

Re: Broken Boss RC20XL looper. Possible to fix?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 10:54:58 AM »
I know... :P

I've been going down that path in my head!