Boss ME-50 problems


Cryptic Excretions
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05/05/2006 2:11 am
Ok, so I'm not exactly sure on what the source of the problem is. My Boss ME-50 is having problems with getting power. When I plug the adapter in, most of the time it doesn't work and I've used the Boss adapter that goes with it as well as a multi-purpose adapter and both gave it the same problems. However, when I put batteries in the pedal it worked on the first shot. I'm thinking there's a short or something in the power input. Any suggestions on getting it fixed?
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magicninja
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05/05/2006 2:46 am
I have the same problem with my Boss DR-5 Drum Machine. Exact diagnosis. Maybe Boss has a quality control issue here.
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bigbuda
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05/05/2006 4:25 am
To get it fixed correctly you will probably have to send it to Boss. You could probably find an electronics shop that can fix it locally though. It's probably just a loose connection inside the unit. A little soldering action would probably fix it right up.
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05/07/2006 3:52 pm
Problem solved. Turns out it wasn't the pedal. I'd tried one last power adapter before I looked into repairs and I've yet to see any problems, so I guess Boss can make a good pedal, but no such luck on their adapters.
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