First timer on this new site. So I hope I’m posting this in the right place.
So I’ll try to keep this short but detailed.
I’ve installed a few sabers but never encountered this issue. Initially a saber was sent back to me for repair because it wouldn’t turn on with the activation button. To my surprise, the customer sent the saber poorly packed into a box with the battery inserted (no kill key or kill switch) . The box was badly damaged and when I opened it, the board had popped loose out of the chassis and the customer had also removed the kapton tape. There’s two metal rails that hold the chassis board cover on so I feared the worst.
After examining the saber, the board appeared fine. I quickly figured out that the activation switch likely had been pressed too hard and was stuck down. I replaced the activation switch and all was good. Continued testing it out to be sure for about another 10 minutes, and decided it was good to be sent back to the buyer.
All was good for about 2-3 weeks. The buyer said they had been using it, and it was working fine. He said he changed the config and suddenly his speaker started sounding muffled almost as if it had low power. I’ve tested the power, checked for shorts, board doesn’t even get warm. I got the right voltage. But when I swing the saber, now the sound cuts out completely but the blade is still functioning. I can’t get the sound to come back on until I remove the battery where the same problem happens again.
When I hooked up to serial monitor, it doesn’t do it with the battery removed. As soon as I put the battery in, sound cuts out again. In serial monitor, all the commands look correct. When I swing it registers a swing, etc. But just before the sound cuts out, it’s registering a swing on, while the blade is already ignited.
Any suggestions? Really hoping the board is fine with how hard Proffieboard is to find with the chip shortage
Thanks in advance! Appreciate you guys.