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rickbass
Junior
Username: rickbass

Post Number: 15
Registered: 7-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:55 pm:   Edit Post

I've owned my distillate for almost two years with no trouble... until last night. I plugged in and got no signal coming from the bass, and noticed that the LED light was out. I changed the battery and still, no LED and no sound. Any suggestions about how to proceed?
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 874
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:40 pm:   Edit Post

Verify voltage of the 'new' battery.
Look for any loose connections.
??
keith_h
Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 1795
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

Check/clean the contacts on the 1/4" jack. The battery is switched through the jack.

Keith
rickbass
Junior
Username: rickbass

Post Number: 16
Registered: 7-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 6:11 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks all, but to no avail. New battery is fine, cords are fine, no obvious loose connections within the electronics cavity and the 1/4 inch jack is clean.

Any recommendations for an Alembic Repair shop in central NJ?
flpete1uw
Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 95
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 6:31 pm:   Edit Post

For what ever its worth I recently had the 1/4" jack break on me!! On my Distillate. One of the leafs in the jack broke off resulting in no signal path. No comment as far as the LED because I had it disconnected. The jack acts as a voltage switch for the battery as well as the signal.

Best of Luck
Pete
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1394
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:35 pm:   Edit Post

Make sure non of the metal parts (output and prints) is touching the paint in the cavity (which is conductive)

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