#1
OK guys, I need your help.

I sold a Zoom 505II multi effects pedal to a guy over the internet, he came back to me last night and said it had died. He mentioned he'd tried running a power supply through it and it didn't work, then he tried the batteries and it still wouldn't power up. I tried running it myself, it didn't work so today I took it to two music shops.

They both told me that it was most likely (although they didn't look at it) that the internal circuit had been fried, when I mentioned that he may have used a non-Zoom power supply they said this was the most likely cause.

Is this likely? He's probably gonna see this as it's my evidence so I can get my money back, or at least remove his negative feedback on my page.
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#2
It really doesn't matter if it's a zoom adapter or not. If he did fry it, he must have tried using an adapter with specs that the pedal couldn't handle.
If that's the case, it's his fault

But, take a look inside the pedal if you can. Can you smell anything different or see anything blown?
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just kidding. he may have fried it with the wrong polarity or volts.

you can use non zoom wt zoom as far as i know, but of course only if they match up, like said.
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#7
OK I'll take a look at it tonight. Thanks guys.
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#8
He says he used a standard power adaptor set to 9v.

I'm not sure what the problem is, because when I last used it a week ago (with batteries) there were no problems.
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#9
I have a zoom and it works fine off a cheap walmart multivoltage adapter so you dont need a special zoom adapter. It will work as long as its set to the correct voltage and polarity before plugging it in. If it was plugged in reverse polarity or overvoltage then its probably fried. Hardly your fault that would be the new owners screw up. Doesnt mean he wont use the threat of bad feedback to make you give a refund.
#10
I already gave him a refund for the pedal. He says he put fresh batteries in it, I'm gonna get it opened up and checked tomorrow.
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