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535 Cliff Sensor Issue

Postby swazi » August 27th, 2012, 8:55 am

My 535 is not working and don't give any beep code error. I turn it on and then press clean again to get it going. But it just gives one beep (not the uh-oh, just a low beep) and does nothing. So I ran the diagnostics and it appears its an issue with the cliff sensors (tests 3&4 I think). On both tests the spot and dock lights are on and stay on (the lights should only come on once you lift the robot up). I also tried the auto-advance test and it stuck at first cliff sensor test and would not move on.

I recently got the 9-beep error and replaced the sensors. It worked for about a week after that and then stopped working. So I'm thinking maybe some wiring came loose from the last repair job. But before I go unscrew the robot I thought I would come check in and see if anybody have any opinion?
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Re: 535 Cliff Sensor Issue

Postby vic7767 » August 27th, 2012, 10:34 am

Since the cliff sensors are in the same wiring harness as the two bumper sensors (you replaced) it would appear that you might have to re-visit the insides and check for crimped or broken wires.
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Re: 535 Cliff Sensor Issue

Postby theirobotchannel » December 5th, 2012, 5:46 pm

I got a question about the Cliff sensors, does anybody know what type of IR LED it uses and where I can get them I got 4 sets of cliff senors that don't work, on each set 1-2 LEDs work, so if anyone has fixed them before please let me know
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Re: 535 Cliff Sensor Issue

Postby Gordon » December 5th, 2012, 7:32 pm

theirobotchannel wrote:I got a question about the Cliff sensors, does anybody know what type of IR LED it uses ...
While I do not "know", but can only surmise based on extensive investigation: The bullet shaped T-1 size "lens" EVERLITE IR204-A is probably the device iRobot has built into their robots since 2002.
...and where I can get them ...
I see that Digi-Key (http://www.digikey.com) has them , or search for other sources via http://www.octopart.com .
... so if anyone has fixed them before please let me know
I have never fixed a Roomba/Scooba by using the IR204-A.
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Re: 535 Cliff Sensor Issue

Postby theirobotchannel » December 5th, 2012, 7:41 pm

Thanks Gordon for you help I will give that a try and let you guys know if it works out
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Re: 535 Cliff Sensor Issue

Postby vic7767 » December 5th, 2012, 9:01 pm

Here's another set to consider:
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