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Is my pedal ruined?

Blingdogg

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I have an EHX Worm XO pedal that doesn't work properly anymore. It has a 24V adaptor and one day I was using it along with 3 or 4 other pedals that were daisy chained with a Godlyke Powerall. Those other pedals were on the daisy chain separate from the EHX Worm, and they take a standard 9v adaptor like Boss pedals.

So I turned on the EHX Worm and it cut out and the light (which flashes in time with the rate of the effect... like an opto light on a univibe I think??) stopped working. Now the pedal cuts out everynow and then (it usually works, but randomly cuts out), and the light never goes on anymore. I know I didn't use the wrong adaptor for the pedals, but maybe combining the 24V with the daisy chain adaptor did something to it?

Is it just a short in the 24v adaptor? Or is my pedal fried? I don't have another 24V adaptor to try the Worm with, and I don't have skills to DIY. Do you think if I take it to a guitar shop that it could be repaired?
 

Hulakatt

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It may be any number of things but I wouldn't say you fried it. It just sounds like it died with bad timing, coulda been 5 minutes after or before.
 

Blingdogg

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I don't think it died on its own. I only got the pedal in January, and it was as soon as I switched it on that it started to do this.

I may try buying another adaptor to see if it works, or take it to the guitar shop. I hope it's not ruined...
 

Hulakatt

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swapping around parts is the easiest and fastest way to troubleshoot if you can. The uitar store may have another EHX unit that uses you adapter to check it out too.
 

soulsonic

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If it still works sometimes, then it's definitely not the adapter. Sounds like something else went wrong inside it that caused that LED to get burned out and possibly messed some other stuff up too.
Whatever is wrong, I'm sure it's repairable.
 

shakeshakeshake

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I had this problem with my prunes and custard when I plugged in a normal 9v adapter instead of the reverse one they use in austrailia, it was cutting out like crazy and sounded like hell...gave it a half hour to cool off and now it works fine with a 9v battery
 

Blingdogg

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Thanks for the help guys. I'm going to take it to the guitar store for the technician to inspect it.
 




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