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PostSubject: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 6:43 pm

Hi guys,

received my fist vintage after more than 35 years. I was told it had no sound and light, and i got it anyways since it was cheap and seemed to have a beautiful box, i have received today and i am very happy, the box is in better shape than i expected and the toy is complete but like i said no sound and no light. so i decided to take a crack at it.

i tore it apart to fix the light and sound and to clean it up mostly. did some cleanup, clean the battery connectors which were really oxidized but not damaged...i put 2 batteries in and nothing...

i got my multimeter and did some test and if i take one side, current travels throughout, same thing for the other side, the multimeter shows that current is traveling.

at some point i thought it might be that the led light had blown out but after playing some more with the tester i could see a faint light in the led light which meant that current is traveling to it and it lights it up.

now i am not a big electronics guy but the way the wiring seems to be hooked up it looks like the current has to do a loop to make the sound and light work.

now i wish i knew more about this but i was wondering if anyone would have an idea on how to fix this if it is possible..




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if you look at this pic below you will see how the circuit is made inside the x wing, like i said if i stay on one side ( lets say the green wires) from the front to the rear current travels thru, same if i go on the red side. but if i put the multimeter on each on the battery connectors i get nothing but i think i should. i am wondering if the motor is not the culprit here..i wish i knew how to test it...it also looks like almost impossible to remove from there too...

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PostSubject: Re: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 7:00 pm

Put new batteries in it, hold the on button down while spinning the motor by hand. This should fix it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 7:04 pm

@aussiejames wrote:
Put new batteries in it, hold the on button down while spinning the motor by hand. This should fix it Smile

ill give it a whirl a little later...got stuff to do i ll post the results....cheers ewok shaman!
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PostSubject: Re: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 10:21 pm

ok, after a while i was able to get the motor going by spinning it like james told me to do and the light in front works A1. The only thing is the s foils thingamajig does not keep the wings open, i guess the spring that holds the contraption that way is too soft now and cannot hold the stress. oh well.

I m happy and i got a cool looking box to boot, ill post pics later on the weekend....

cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 21, 2011 10:27 pm

The wing mechanism can be fixed sometimes too. Try rotating the R2 head 180 degrees. If the spring is weak you can carefully stretch it a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 22, 2011 4:23 am


That is a nice exploded view pic of the X-Wing.

Never realized how many parts there were 'under the hood'.

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PostSubject: Re: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 22, 2011 5:18 am

Great thread. Nice show and tell. I wouldn't even know where to start Smile Can't wait to see pics of the box.

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PostSubject: Re: trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions   trying to fix the x-wing i have received. need suggestions I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 22, 2011 8:20 am

@Dr Dengar wrote:

That is a nice exploded view pic of the X-Wing.

Never realized how many parts there were 'under the hood'.

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Agree! That's a great pic of the guts and bones of the Kenner X-Wing. Kudos for trying the repair.
I've only ever tackled the X-Wing non-electronic Palitoy version. Stuck wing mechanism under R2. Interesting to see all that wiring in the Kenner fuselage! I have a 1st issue Kenner and am always surprised at how well the light and sound still work after all these years.
Thanks for sharing the great pics Smile

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