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    Angry DSATX nightmare

    went to go connect my DSATX today....isolated...and nada.

    no red light..nada.

    what could be the problem? i dont have anything else connected to it, just GND,VIN,ACC. this should make the LED red.

    i used a voltmeter and i checked the terminals. VIN gets 12V, ACC is hot gets 12V..everything is fine..so..

    cant get to the fuse...because it is so *****ing tight in there in between the terminals.....

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    any ideas...i dont know how to troubleshoot this..it just doesnt want to turn on at all anymore.

    is it time to get a new one? lol

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    can you visually see the fuse to make sure its not blown? Rest assured youre problem will be taken care of. Jeff is a great guy and as the creator of the DSATX he may have a solution for you.
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    you have to check the fuse.. it sounds like its the culprit...

    use some needle nose pliers and be careful
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    Well, when you turn the ignition, do you get a solid light on the DSATX?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Well, when you turn the ignition, do you get a solid light on the DSATX?
    nope..thats what i was gunning for.

    the night before last night, i isolated my DSATX and ran it..everything was perfect, the PC was steady. however my DSATX was not mounted to anything, so obviously i cannot drive like that.

    so last night i got a piece of plastic and mounted the DSATX onto it. I rested the DSATX on static foam and mounted it to the plastic..the screws i have are kinda short, so there wasnt any space between plastic,foam, and DSATX. everything was tightly on top of each other(which is probably not a good idea).

    then I mounted the whole plastic piece to inside of the PC case.

    I connected all the wires (GND,VIN,ACC) . Went to turn my ignition on and nothing. No red LED even. So I figured I did something wrong once again.

    I decided to isolate my DSATX just like i did the night before. I disconnected the 24pin and the 4 pin and the pwr switch. And had the DSATX only connected to GND,VIN, and ACC. Not laying on anything. I turned the ignition and once again no red LED. I got out my voltmeter and checked the terminals and they are all getting proper reading. So I was getting 12V and still nothing.

    Hence I am confused as to what could be the problem. I did not do anything between the night before and last night, except mount the DSATX to the plastic. Maybe during this part i somehow damaged something..i am not sure.

    I will check the fuse tonight, but im pretty sure its not the fuse...i dont know why it would be under these circumstances.

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    Ouch. If your talking about the pink foam they ship electronics in....... that conducts electricity

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antistatic_bag

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    the resistance of the pink foam is too high for you to worry about it.. I run my DSATX on top of the pink foam with NO problems
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    thats what i figured as well, i dont see it as a problem...however maybe my DSATX was too tightly on top of the foam that caused it some problem?

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    Before you starting to pull your hair out (if any left ), check the fuse.
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