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eeprom in diy kit seems to be empty

charonme

New member
I'm debugging this build for a friend (the problem being there isn't anything coming out of the FV1, everything else seems to be working) and when I was testing whether the FV1 chip is dead by monitoring its communication with the eeprom I noticed there wasn't a lot of data sent, but the FV1 seemed to be working. So I took out the eeprom and hooked it up to an arduino and it's correctly recognized at address 0x50, but when I read from it it's all just FF. Is it possible the friend got the eeprom with his kit empty?
 

PedalPCB

Administrator
Staff member
It's possible. Occasionally folks order FV-1 PCBs along with a blank EEPROM and I always wonder if it was intentional or not.

Can you send me your friends order # in a private message?
 

zgrav

Well-known member
there probably won't be a "lot of data" you see going from the eeprom to the fv-1. I think all of the settings are loaded when the fv-1 is powered and there would not be anything after that until the pedal is powered down and then powered on again. that is why you need to do a power cycle if you change eeproms.

you can also test the pedal to see if the internal programs on the FV-1 are working. you can search for info in the forums about it. I think all you do is short one part to ground.
 

charonme

New member
all of the settings are loaded when the fv-1 is powered
yes I was monitoring the communication at the beginning when it's powered on

you can also test the pedal to see if the internal programs on the FV-1 are working
ah yes I suspected that should be possible and indeed it works (shoring pin 13 to gnd, wasting about 0.33mA through R5)

Can you send me your friends order # in a private message?
I told him to contact the shop he bought it from, I didn't realize he didn't buy it from pedalpcb directly
 
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