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595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby lothian » July 25th, 2018, 5:33 pm

Model: 595

I replaced a bad original motherboard on my 595 with a known-good motherboard from another 595. I get the "happy song" a couple moments after I drop in the (fully charged) battery. I press Clean and I hear one high beep. I press Clean a second time and I hear one low beep followed by "Move Roomba to a new location..." message. I do NOT get an "uh-oh" tone prior to a beep trouble-code (aka, "pause error").

I've swapped both wheel assemblies, one after the other, with another known-good 650. I still get the message. The 650 runs without issue with the 595 wheel assemblies installed. So now I'm stumped.

Since both wheel assemblies' connectors stick out of the mobo, there are no cables to reconnect; each assembly plugs directly into its respective socket which is soldered directly to the mobo.

Is there something I'm missing here? Some other t'shooting step(s) that I need to perform?

Thanks, mightily.
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Re: 595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby vic7767 » July 25th, 2018, 6:34 pm

Go here: http://choisirsonaspirateur.info/wp-con ... Manual.pdf

Read through the manual and learn how to place your Roomba into the MANUAL Built in Test mode. Then you can identify the complaining sensor.
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Re: 595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby lothian » July 26th, 2018, 9:02 am

Thanks for that link! The service manual is helpful.

I ran BiT in auto mode. It stops at test 3 (cliff sensors)--suspiciously early in the self-diagnostic process.

However...
When I refer to the srvc manual I'm confused by a couple things:

1) It doesn't list 595 among the models to which it applies;
2) I don't get an "uh-oh" tone, which the srvc manual says (p.33) is heard prior to a beep trouble-code (aka, "pause error");
3) I get "Move Roomba to a new location..." voice messages, which isn't listed among the voice messages printed in the 'Roomba 500 Series Pause Errors' chart (p.33);
4) I get just one beep (wheel drop error), while the srvc manual lists cliff sensors beep code as 12 beeps (p.34).

Soooo....
Methinks this 500 Series Service Manual doesn't apply to the 595 (maybe the 595 is a v3.6..?), and perhaps it is strictly a very general reference.

Nevertheless, I'll continue to t'shoot the cliff sensors...
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Re: 595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby leonicholson » July 26th, 2018, 10:31 am

I would order a Cliff Sensors Array from Ebay. They are about $15 used.
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Re: 595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby Brett » July 26th, 2018, 10:38 am

The BiTs work perfectly for the 595 and all 500 & 600 series and even (with a few differences) 700, 800 and 900 series too.

Do the test in manual mode (6x clicks) and check each response to see which cliff or if (as I suspect) it is a wheel drop switch that is causing it.

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Re: 595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby lothian » July 26th, 2018, 10:49 am

It would be handy to have a set pf known-good cliff sensors to swap into the 595 I'm working on; akin to the t'shooting swap-method I used to eliminate the wheel assemblies as the source of this vacuum's problem.
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Re: 595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby vic7767 » July 26th, 2018, 1:13 pm

lothian wrote:It would be handy to have a set pf known-good cliff sensors to swap into the 595 I'm working on
In order for the sensor wiring harness to connect properly to the MoBo you should look for a complete sensor harness which includes the two front bumper sensors.
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Re: 595: Beep +1 "Move Roomba to a new location..."

Postby Brett » July 30th, 2018, 2:10 am

lothian wrote:It would be handy to have a set pf known-good cliff sensors ...

Swapping them is more work then the BiT testing procedure. Doing the test properly will tell you if a cliff (or other) sensor is faulty and if so, which one?! Bingo!

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