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Zoom G5 multi-fx pedal won't turn on need help please.. so accidentally plugged in the wrong adapter, and now it won't turn back on. Any suggestions or mayb a place I can find the schematic?

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I have had this same problem with mine, since the adapter jack is loose it's probably broken loose from the circuit board inside. I had to carefully dis-assemble and re-solder the adapter jack back to the circuit board. This is un-fortunately a weak point on some of Zoom's pedals, when you or if you get someone who is good at soldering to do it for you ask them to beef the solder joints up a little to help keep it from coming loose again. I re-did mine and I've never had another problem with it.

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Posted on May 11, 2010

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Hello. I am assuming that you are using the manufacturer supplied mains power supply and not running it from battery (otherwise replace the battery before doing anything else). I have noticed a similar problem occasionally with my Zoom G1XN too - mostly when I have been using it with headphones plugged directly into the pedal. Sometimes gently wiggling the output jack plug seems to have solved the problem - however I have had it occur when using the pedal with an amp too. Next step would be to try using different jack leads (or swapping the ends round) to make sure it is not a problem with poor contacts in the sockets. If this seems to solve the problem a little squirt of switch cleaner in the sockets wouldn't go amiss - but leave it 24 hours to dry out before using again. Do you find it only happens on some patches or on all of them? I have one patch that is absolutely clean (straight through with every effect set at flat/zero). Try that with one patch and see if it still does it and to give you a quick comparison. However, I think there may also be a bit of a problem with the effects processor itself (either in the design or the circuitry) - let's face it the GX1 is a modestly priced unit and they probably keep the price down by using cheap components. My usual solution has been to switch it off and remove all the plugs and start again. This has worked but is kind of annoying if it happens in the middle of a gig or half way through recording a song. Lastly I would try re-calibrating the expression pedal. as follows

  1. Turn the unit off
  2. Hold down the PEDAL ASSIGN button whilst turning on the power/ inserting input jack-plug.
  3. Raise the expression fully and press the STORE key (display should read "UP")
  4. Push the pedal down as far as it will go, until it hits the stop, and then release it (it will return slightly at this point)
  5. Press the STORE button again.
  6. If the display reads "Er" repeat the process from step 3 above.




Posted on Jan 30, 2011

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SOURCE: hi my zoom g1x fx

Hello I have this pedal too and have experienced similar problems..
If you are using battery power only use Duracell Ultra (or equivalent) never re-chargeable batteries. However I am assuming you are using the mains power adapter rather than batteries.
Start by eliminating external issues. Change your guitar lead and output lead - if you don't have spares swap them over or swap the ends round to make sure it is not a contact issue in the jack sockets.
I found this problem occurred most often when I was using headphones plugged directly into the pedal rather than an amp. I was usually able to solve it by wiggling the output jack plug slightly so came to the conclusion that it was just a poor quality plug or socket.
Having said that I think that there might be a bug in the processor unit itself because I have occasionally experienced the problem when playing through an amp. I resolved it by unplugging everything and starting again but this is a bit annoying either during a gig or half way through a recording session.
Does it do it on every patch or only on some? I have one patch that is completely clean (straight through) with no effects, noise reduction, boost, with the tone set at flat. You could try setting a patch like that up as a comparison and see if it still does it.
Lastly you could try recalibrating the expression pedal.

  1. Unplug the input jack to turn the unit off.
  2. Hold down the pedal assign button whilst plugging the input jack back in.
  3. The display should read 'dn'
  4. Raise the pedal fully and press the store key
  5. The display now reads 'UP'
  6. Push the pedal fully down to the stop and then release it (it will return slightly)
  7. Press the store key again
  8. Job done (unless the display reads 'Er' - in which case repeat from step 4)

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Most of these the battery is UNDER the pedal itself. You push in on the hinge pins with a pen to release and remove the pedal and change the battery.

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Start by eliminating external issues. Change your guitar lead and output lead - if you don't have spares swap them over or swap the ends round to make sure it is not a contact issue in the jack sockets.
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