I have at least 6 motors that won’t move. I can manually spin them like a regular motor. And when I plug them into the brain the red light on the motor flashes quickly every 2-ish seconds. They seem like normal motors, but when I plug them in, they don’t work. Other motors work on the same port with the same wire. Are the motors shot? If so, what can I do (if anything)? If not, how can I fix them? Thanks!
I apologize if this has already been answered, but I looked and couldn’t find any solutions.
Have you tried with other wires? It’s pretty likely that the motor is the troublemaker here but it’s hard to confirm it entirely until you test multiple ports and wires. From personal experience, I can say it is possible that faulty wires will work with one electronic but not another. Usually, if a motor is dead, it’s unlikely you will get a flashing red light, you normally get no illumination at all, which is why I still have hope that the motor is alive.
If you have tried multiple wires and port combinations and the motor still does not respond, I believe your next step would be to email [email protected] about it.
in my experience an unresponsive flashing motor port on an otherwise working cable and brain port means the motor (possibly motor port?) is fried. Has been a lot less common than brain ports frying in my experience, but still happens relatively frequently in static-prone environments.
It’s not possible to anticipate every manner in which a team may modify a motor to gain an advantage, so the GDC has implemented a blanket ban on any modification. Unfortunately this has the side effect of preventing teams from repairing damage caused due to shortcomings in the motor’s design.
If the replacement part is identical, obviously there would be no change to the motor’s performance. However, because it is practically impossible to determine the difference between a modification which has not altered a motor’s performance and one that has, such a modification is illegal.
The repair is about as easy as it gets for part replacement assuming you have the tools and skill to work on surface mount components. However, your primary issue would be this, when I check for the part on common sites, this is what you will find.