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Posted By: fieldho
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Joined Date: Oct 16, 2018

I'm curious, does anyone here know whether an MCK Gen 11 or 111 is compatable with the Robot Gen 1?  I would like to know if any functions could be added to the Gen 1 by replacing the MCK with a Gen 11 MCK?  I'm not about to try it but I was wondering if they were campatable?  Before you call me an idiot, ha, I don't know if the MCK is like a mouse or display on a PC which can be interchangable as a user interface. I like the looks of the MCK on the DarkFire which is a Gen 11.  It's looks would be a better match with the other knobs on my ROBOT.

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Posted : Oct 16, 2018
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Posted By: fieldho
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Joined Date: Oct 16, 2018

I left my ROBOT stored, in the case, for so long the battery was completely depleted.  When I attempted to charge, nothing happened including no flashing from charger.  I checked the output of the power supply.  There was no power at the output of the power supply.  I have ordered a new power supply, apparently, the switching power supply has quit working while stored in the case.  To my surprise, the power supply was under $5 on eBay.  This has got to be the cheapest part I've ever bought for a Gibson GuitarTongue Out¢!  Hopefully, the new power supply will allow me to charge up my ROBOT.  Reason it stayed in the case for so long:  The MCK pulled away from the shaft and I didn't know how to reattach it.  After I got my magnifiers out, I found the TINY set screw which must be tightened on the side of the MCK and, yes, there was an allen wrench included that fit the set screw.  It was in the plastic bag with the standard adjusting tool.  This tool is easily missed as it is, my guess, a 1/32" or somewhere between 0.5 and 1.0 mm.  So, be careful, it's easy to loose and you may wonder what it's for, ha, like me.

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Posted : Oct 16, 2018
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Posted By: Peggy Leon
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Joined Date: Aug 22, 2018

If the charger will not charge the battery please try the ECM (Emergency Charge Mode) as follows:

Pull out MCK and turn it to roughly the middle position. It’s OK if the lights don’t come on, ECM will fix that.
Put all the other controls in roughly the middle position, and use a short patch cord (1 foot or less) to lower resistance.
Plug your patch cable into the charger, into the guitar, and connect your power supply to the charger and power it up. The charger will soon blink red (seeking a guitar). The charger will recognize the problem and after 30 seconds will blink yellow. It will soon provide enough charge to activate and switch to normal charging mode automatically. The length of time it takes to re-activate the normal charging mode can be from a few seconds to a minute or more.

 

Hi...i am a new user here. As per my knowledge the first run of the original Robot was 4,000 guitars worldwide. I'm sure that many people bought them, thinking they would be a good investment. Now, Gibson introduces another limited run of the Robot, this time only producing 1,000 units

 

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Posted : Aug 22, 2018
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Posted By: Tronical - Marc
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Joined Date: Jul 10, 2017

If the charger will not charge the battery please try the ECM (Emergency Charge Mode) as follows:

Pull out MCK and turn it to roughly the middle position. It’s OK if the lights don’t come on, ECM will fix that.
Put all the other controls in roughly the middle position, and use a short patch cord (1 foot or less) to lower resistance.
Plug your patch cable into the charger, into the guitar, and connect your power supply to the charger and power it up. The charger will soon blink red (seeking a guitar). The charger will recognize the problem and after 30 seconds will blink yellow. It will soon provide enough charge to activate and switch to normal charging mode automatically. The length of time it takes to re-activate the normal charging mode can be from a few seconds to a minute or more.

Posted : Jul 10, 2017
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