T-X - Volume I

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  1. dirt torpedo Pub Talker

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    dfchang813 wrote 14 hours earlier  » 
    dirt torpedo wrote 12 hours earlier  » 
    Damn, too late to reply - really sorry to read this.
    By putting the battery on directly you bypass the resistors in the base so the load is too high and the LEDs will glow brighter than normal then pop.
    The fault was probably the pins on the base compressing down and sticking when the statue was put in place. I had that problem on the Sideshow 1:2 T800. I ended up sticking some WD40 down the pin [A tiny amount on a earbud]
    Replacing the LEDs in some context might be possible but it would need someone like Raf to explain if it can be taken apart. Running wires wouldn't look out of place as the T-X already has them running up the legs and torso, problem would be getting the LEDs in the correct position but worse case it would be just a constant glow instead of the strobe effect. Don't give up hope just yet.


    Hi Martin, just curious but if you put a higher voltage AC adaptor like Greg did with his T-X to get the LEDs to work would that be safe since you would still be working through the base?
    I see how attaching the 9V directly to the leads of the feet would burn out the LEDs but now the resistors in the base will protect against that?
    The way I display my Cinemaquettes, using the AC adaptor with wire is impossible anyway so I just use batteries and switch them out once a year but curious about this.
    Seems like there are widespread issues with the T-X electrical hookup such that most work with batteries but precious few are wired correctly in the base to accept the standard AC adaptor they include with the T-X.
    Thanks!


    Hi, basically there will be a tolerance allowed on the resistor to prevent premature burn outs. In some cases 9V may well kill it even with the resistors in place. Experimenting with higher voltages is very risky.
    I did look at the resistors when I dismantled the T800 base but for the life of me I can't remember where I put the details. If I find it I'd have a rough idea on the tolerance levels they've allowed but personally I wouldn't power it with a 9V supply.
     
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  2. dfchang813 Smooth Conversationalist

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    Hi Martin,
    Another question. I recently came into possession of another T-X and this is odd. Before shipping,the lights worked perfectly but after getting it in and using batteries, ONLY THE CHEST LIGHTS WORK. It light ups and it strobes but the head is gone.
    What could be the reason behind this? It came in original packaging. Could rough handling have severed and messed up the wiring to the head only? Or is only the LED in the head gone?
    If voltages were played with on this T-X, what is the likelihood that ONLY the LED in the head would be burned out but the LED in the chest remains untouched?
    Just trying to trouble shoot this. What are my options for repair since this might get messy? You would have to take the head apart to look at the wiring it seems to me and that seems a major mess.
    Please feel free to email me direct dfchang813@yahoo.com
    Much appreciate any insight or info you may have.
     
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  3. dirt torpedo Pub Talker

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    Email sent. :)
     
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  4. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Had a problem when I came to run my T-X from the mains. I found that I could only get her to work in pulse mode if I'd first switched her to solid mode. Plugging her in then switching straight to pulse mode had no effect.
     
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    I'm taking a chance on this. I have been hunting to for TX for awhile. Not much that I have seen posted in the US. If anyone has any lead or know someone, please point them my way. Much appreciate any help from anyone. Thanks.
     
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    Hey guys just wondering, we all know that sometimes ebay is a bit crazy last i saw was 4k I believe but whats a fair price for the TX nowadays
     
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    I think around 2k-2,2k...
     
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