I need a bit of help. (And I'm a beginner) I'm trying to fix a scalextric digital car that stopped working. It's a digital from a set.
I thought it would be a chip so I bought a new retro chip which didn't seem to work. So I turned it into an analogue car to test the motor which seem to be busted. I bought a new motor.
I put in the new motor and chip but when I put it onto the 4 car power base I can feel the electricity going into the car (as if it wants to move but doesn't) and then the power base blinks - which I think means it's shorting out? Or going into some sort of safe mode.
I can pull out the power and reconnect and the power base works fine. I can put another car on and it works fine.
I disconnected all the lights in order to find the initial problem and I haven't yet re connected them. I can't see that this is the problem?
Does it mean the car has a short circuit.? Because of what it's doing to the power base.?
How do I go about figuring it out.? Thanks in advance.