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6 Car Powerbase Problems

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Hi everyone,

 

I am having serious issues with the 6 car powerbase - only a few weeks old. It has 'shorted' out and gone into safe mode and will not start at all. I have disconnected all track frm either side and every time I plug it in it goes immediately into safe mode, unless I hold down the enter button in which case it sounds normal until the moment the button is released. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

Chris

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Before you return it, check for a piece of braid between the rails...

I've had it a couple of times where 1 strand of braid falls between the rails and creates an intermittant short...

 

You can use an old tooth brush to 'sweep' between the rails...

Edited by shadow_rusty

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That's brilliant - I opened it up and sure enough there was a piece of braid almost invisible across the tracks deep inside and hidden in the black base.

 

Problem solved. Thankt guys.

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No worries, glad it's sorted...

Much quicker than a return too...

 

ps. Make sure you post up some info about your layout...

There are lots of us digital guys on here who love looking at peoples designs...

 

Hmmm, on that note, I really need to do another digital track...

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Spot on Shadow Rusty.....I had the same problem not long ago ...........just one strand of copper wire hardly visible to the eye

 

It took some time finding the problem

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