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I have trolled through the 100 odd pages but haven't found what I'm looking for....

Scalextric corner lane change paddle has no input (can manually move side to side with no restrictions)
Chipped cars change lanes on XLC.
I have opened up both the senor track and lane change, no broken solder or wires evident.
Circuit card for the sensor track seems to get a bit hot, cleaned it up with contact cleaner and made sure no debris causing a short.

With short track made up, and the lane change "paddle" in one direction, the solenoid would activate on way when plugging the circuit board track in to the CLC section (still wouldn't do same with car running over it)

Is there a way to "jump" the contacts or circuit board with power base and short track made up to test the function of the lane change solenoids (confirming either a circuit or senor fault on the senor track or the lane change section itself?)
 

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G'day StonkerNZ and welcome to the forum. Have a look in the Scalextric Sport Digital section and the 5th topic down is the C7042 instructional videos compiled by Mr Flippant here on the forum. If you have a look at the 2nd video which is titled 'Analogue mode' there is a mod here regarding the CLC which can cause a short with your track in analogue mode. If your having problems with the solenoids not working it could be that one of the pins has come loose, you can check this by removing the rear cover and making sure the pin is where it is supposed to be, probably why your flipper moves one way and not the other. Also check that there is nothing obstructing the flipper itself. I had the flipper moving one way and not the other problem and it turned out to be one of the pins had popped out of place, put it back into its correct position, added a touch of oil and have had no problems ever since. If I have misunderstood your problem I'm sure someone else here on the forum can help out.

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QUOTE (mattcrackers @ 12 Mar 2012, 06:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>G'day StonkerNZ and welcome to the forum. Have a look in the Scalextric Sport Digital section and the 5th topic down is the C7042 instructional videos compiled by Mr Flippant here on the forum. If you have a look at the 2nd video which is titled 'Analogue mode' there is a mod here regarding the CLC which can cause a short with your track in analogue mode. If your having problems with the solenoids not working it could be that one of the pins has come loose, you can check this by removing the rear cover and making sure the pin is where it is supposed to be, probably why your flipper moves one way and not the other. Also check that there is nothing obstructing the flipper itself. I had the flipper moving one way and not the other problem and it turned out to be one of the pins had popped out of place, put it back into its correct position, added a touch of oil and have had no problems ever since. If I have misunderstood your problem I'm sure someone else here on the forum can help out.

Matt

Thanks for the input. I'm running standard digital 4 car power base. Pins are in place. Have managed to borrow another CLC so will try combinations with the "new" sensor track and CLC and try and isolate the problem. From all readings, it seems very unlikely that the solenoids wwill be dead, but will look at the "cold solder" issue.

Will update the post with any findings.
 

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Chech the sensor in the straight track has not been damaged. Try bodging the CLC connector into the other socket and see if that works.
 

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Thanks for the info, undid the bootom panels and swapped the plugg over. Seems the sensor is not working. Car over the track sends the solenoid to drive the car straight, nada happening with the lane swap button held (cars/LED known to work).

Will give the sensor circuit a good clean and double check the wiring at the LC and sensor track and will give the soldered joints a good heating to discount the cold solder issue and cross my fingers that it may come right.
 

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Now that the sensor track is confirmed to be the culprit (CLC works with "new" sensor track; "new CLC does not work with the suspect sensor track) is there an ability to repair the sensor track?

(I'm assuming it will be the IR sensors that are dead?)

I don't see sensor track advertised seperately on the hornby/scalextric website but don't want to buy a new lane change set and have 2 CLC but only one working sensor to share between the two.
 

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Giday,

Stonker if you want to send your broken one to me, I have a spare on that works I can send to you. I've forgotten where in NZ you are. If in Auckland bring it around and I'll see what I can do. I'm in Mt Wellington.

Cheers
Trevor
 

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QUOTE (distantkiwi @ 17 Mar 2012, 08:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Giday,

Stonker if you want to send your broken one to me, I have a spare on that works I can send to you. I've forgotten where in NZ you are. If in Auckland bring it around and I'll see what I can do. I'm in Mt Wellington.

Cheers
Trevor
Thanks for the offer, problem has been solved; or rather, problems.
1. Solder "tag" bridging two areas, quite probably why the circuit board was gettting hot during testing.
2. "Tabs" inside the mono plug worn, lanes would switch intermittently when plug wiggled.

Offeding solder removed and tabs bent inwards, all good again now
 

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Now, .... mattcrackers, Stonker and Distant - I can see Matt is in jaffa, not sure about the other two of you.

Have you caught up with "miminut" and the other digital guys in Auckland who are looking to get a bit of a loose network and some racing going?
 
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