Honestly, I am no superstar when it comes to music, but when I first laid eyes on the DG-20 I knew I had to play it. It just called to me. So, naturally, I ordered just about the cheapest one I could find online and waited for it to arrive!
Except, when it did arrive it didn’t power on, and the seller was unresponsive at best. Having tried everything I reasonably could to power it up to no avail, I took matters into my own hands, and cracked my beloved new digital guitar in half (gently and carefully, of course).
Once inside, I had a suspect area in mind to investigate: the transistor labelled T3, due to this particular article. I, luckily enough, found that my T3 had also blown out. This made it pretty easy to guess what I needed to do next, so I promptly ordered some 2N3904’s along with some other parts I’d had in queue for purchase and waited.
When my part did arrive, I popped it in with a quick bit of soldering work to replace the toasty, blown apart T3 and found that my guitar was back to life! A happy ending for all, after piecing the whole guitar back together of course.
Are you a fan of working with hardware? Like hacking? You should check out some of my other projects I’m documenting here on Medium:
◦ Assembling a Custom Home Theater Receiver, a project where I’m building a monster of a “home theater receiver” out of a variety of interesting parts.
◦ Assembling an Arcade, a project where I’m restoring some arcade machines!
◦ Nintendo 64 by Virtual Boy, a project where I’m looking to play Nintendo 64 games on a Nintendo Virtual Boy!