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    E-revo wont start up

    Hi. This is my first post as im a new traxxas user since a month ago. I just got my erbe one month ago and i was able to run with nihm stock batteries with no problems at all, then i felt i needed to upgrade so i got two traxxas 3s 5000 11v batteries and put them on my truck. Changed gears, and followed this upgrade http://traxxas.com/pitpass/hopup/new...ty-Durability/ . I had no problems at all for the first 5 mins, i was having a looot of fun with, but then i took a small ramp and i had an abouth 3 feet jump and when it labded it just shutted down. Now it wont start up again. The esc just shows a flashing greend light, transimitter green/red, receiver wont even light. If i remove the channel 2 cable esc and fan starts up with all lights flashing and 6 beep sounds. Servos wont respond however. Sounds to me i have a problem with my receiver because i dont even see any light turning on. What do you guys suggest? This my first brushless car as ive been a nitro user before. I havent tried to turn it on with the stock batteries yet but im almost sure that this a receiver problem. I have been searching all over the forum but i havent found anything about the receiver not showing any light. Any info is really appreciated. Btw, i still cant beleive how much power my truck has after i put the lipo batteries at it, it feels like im riding an airplane to take off.

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    Try, charging your batteries, or using your charger to see how much charge they have left, re-syncing your TX/RX by pressing and holding the transmitter’s SET button as you turn it on and pressing and holding the receiver’s LINK button as you power up your model, then wait for the transmitter’s and receiver’s status LEDs to turn solid green.
    If this fails, do you have a spare RX/TX laying around you can test this with? Or have you connected your ESC to check it's settings/if it is working ok?

    Hope you get it sorted!

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    Thanks diesel. Ill try that when i get home and let u know. Since i just got this truck i still dont have the usb castle link yet, however im going to buy it this week along with a spare Rx/tx.

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    My truck turned of after landing one time. Wasn't that hard of a landing... I found out that the esc switch moved a little and turned it off lol. Happened at least twice that day.. But all I had to do was move the switch lol. You might want to reprogram your tx/rx like Deisel mentioned.
    ERBE, MERV BB

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    I tried everything diesel mentioned but i had no success. Seems to me hat this is a rx problem. I just ordered 2 of them along with the usb link. I will let u know how it goes.

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    Your receiver should still be under warranty if It is the problem and your truck is only a month old. Take it back to where you bought it from.

    I got this info below from another post, it may help:

    The LED's can have different meanings depending on what you are doing. Hopefully this makes some sense, if you have any questions, just post a reply and I'll do what I can to help clear things up. This applies only to our car controllers (Mamba Monster, Mamba Max, Sidewinder Micro, Mamba Micro Pro, Mamba 25)

    If you are not calibrating and have no throttle input then:

    Flashing Red and Yellow = over temp
    Flashing Green and Yellow = low voltage cut-off(battery)
    Flashing Green OR Red = Speed control has not been calibrated and is not armed; or throttle sub-trim is not at 0.
    Solid Green OR Red = should not happen when at neutral, indicates full throttle/reverse
    Flashing Yellow = possible problem with controller
    Solid Yellow = indicates neutral and armed
    Flashing all colors = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver, usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; possible problem with controller or with throttle channel on receiver.

    If you are applying throttle or reverse when NOT calibrating:

    Flashing Red and Yellow = over temp
    Flashing Green and Yellow = low voltage cut-off(battery)
    Flashing Green OR Red = indicates partial throttle (green) or reverse (red)
    Solid Green OR Red = indicates full throttle (green) or reverse (red)
    Flashing Yellow = possible problem with control
    Solid Yellow = should never happen
    Flashing all colors = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver, usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; possible problem with controller or with throttle channel on receiver.

    If you are applying throttle or reverse WHEN calibrating:

    Flashing Red and Yellow = should not happen when calibrating
    Flashing Green and Yellow = should not happen when calibrating
    Flashing Green OR Red while beeping = indicates speed control is looking for full throttle (green) or full throttle (red). If it continues for more than ~ 8 seconds, indicates speed control is seeing partial throttle (green) or reverse (red), increase endpoints on transmitter so speed control sees full throttle/reverse.
    Solid Green OR Red = indicates full throttle (green) or reverse (red) has been read
    Flashing Yellow = speed control is not seeing a valid neutral signal, check your transmitters throttle sub-trim is at zero, exponential is set to 0 or linear, and mixing is disabled.
    Solid Yellow = indicates neutral has calibrated and is armed
    Flashing all colors = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver. Usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; also happens when speed control has accepted a calibration setting (throttle, reverse or neutral) and flashes/chimes 4 times before moving to next calibration point; or problem with throttle channel on receiver.
    Rock n Rolla !

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