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I have a zoom 505ii guitar pedal. The sound cuts out and "A1" flashes on the screen. I have checked the ac adapter and there doesn't appear to be a problem with the power,

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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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I'm a Zoom 9000 owner (since '93, I think) Did you try batteries only? Are you plugging the guitar into the "in / power" jack and not mistakenly using another jack? When you plug in the guitar, in to the Zoom 9000 does the window come on with the settings shown? Sorry, I know some of these are obvious but always the chance of us being human. If all that seems fine, then I would read though a manual to see if maybe it is a setting problem, i.e., sound somehow got inadvertently turned off. If you don't have one, an internet search will lead you to one. Sorry, wish I knew more.

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This seems to be a battery problem unless you use an AC adapter. If it does it on AC, I would check my guitar cord and power supply. The wrong power supply could do that and a bad guitar cord can as well. If you use a speaker cable as an instrument cable, it could do the same.

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It blinks with "be" and turns off


It may be "but" that you're seeing, which indicates the batteries are low. Use the AC adapter made just for this model only, and the guitar needs to be plugged in to turn the unit on. A full manual for this Zoom model can be found here:
https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_G1_G1X_3.pdf

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My DD3 pedal doesn't work. Checked the battery and the adapter. The light won't go on it will only light momentarily when I click through the modes. Any help would be appreciated. Greg


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The zoom g1x is dead. no power. tried adapter from my other zoom pedal but nothing. opened it up and everything seems in tact. was working fine saturday, dead sunday. only one month old.


The first thing i would check is the ac adapter .Make sure you are getting the correct voltage from the adapter.If you know how to use a voltmeter or know someone that has a volt meter,check it with it unplugged from the guitar pedal,most of these have a voltage range from 9 to 12 volts dc.you could also take it to your local radio shack or local repair shop and they will be glad to check it for you for free.after you confirm the adapter and it is ok then the next thing you will check is the input jack assy on the pedal,input jack assy are soldered onto the board at the factory,these jacks ,no matter what it is are famous for cracked solder joints where the pins of the jack go into the board because of stress delivered to it during plug ins and plug outs.if you dont know how to use a sldering gun or dont want to you will have to take it it to your local repair shop-cost should be around 15.00, 20.00 tops,make sure that your guitar cables are good,check the 9volt battery inside the unit if it takes one,if its dead that could be your problem,if all above fails i would send it back to the factory or wherever you bought it.,good luck been playing for about 30 years myself,rock on

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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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