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coreydm676

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I was recently given another FREE DS-1 and it dousnt work properly its soooo quite but when I mute the guitar for like
2 seconds it gos back to normal volume. I donto know muck ebout electronics I can identify a capasitor, a resistor and
thats about it. so i opened up the thing to find that this component was cracked in half. I was hoping to mod this one
with a internet mod so it would be nice if it was working. thanks:slash:

 

Hero999

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It looks fairly typical of cheap Chinese junk.

The component you've circled is a diode. I don't know what type though. If you get the part number, order a new one (or equivalent) and replace it, it might work.
 

audioguru

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Looking for Boss DS-1 Schematic in Goodle finds lots of schematics with part numbers.
The diode is an "idiot diode" that conducts when a power supply or battery is connected backwards. The diode is a 1N4001 that is available almost everywhere.

Since the diode blew up then maybe a powerful power supply was connected backwards that destroyed the diode and maybe destroyed other parts also.
 
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Hero999

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I wouldn't expect the idiot diode to be there. I would have thought it would be near the power supply inlet - the wire side of the board.
 

audioguru

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Somebody told the Chinese designer to include an idiot diode. He didn't know anything about it so he installed it in the wrong position.
 

ladyt11

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I agree. The odds of the Diode being the only problem are slim and none. But if you want to give it a try and replace it is very simple.

If you do not have any desoldering skills just clip the Diode out of the circuit using Dikes. This will leave 2 leads. One on each side. Solder the replacement Diode leads to them.

Remember. Do not leave the Soldering Iron on too long or you can damage your board.:)

C.:D
 

coreydm676

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SLASH! DUDE! Remember me??? I worked on your pinball machine at Sega!!! Buckethead sux, u r teh leet ax playa.
I might if i saw you. sometimes I see fans that ive seen several times. but I dont hold a grudge against buckethead
 
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