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Hi all,

 

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.

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It could be the rear axle has been slightly pushed up. Check to see if it is fully clicked down in positional on the side the drive gear is on.


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Thanks guys. I just took the chip out and it runs fine. I assume it's the chip. As i soldered another chip into a different car and that works perfectly. If I get a chance I will try the chip in a different car I'm guessing it's faulty?

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Sounds like a mosfet on the chip has gone...

They can be fixed, but it does require some skill, and a lot of luck to replace the surface mount components.

 

Whereabouts are you located?

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I'm in Melbourne. I don't have the knowledge to replace parts on a chip. I'm not sure I even have the eyesight for it anymore.

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