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Title: EMD GP7 SoundValue problems
Post by: pz324 on December 28, 2017, 08:23:22 PM
I have the PRR version, and today it completely stopped moving, but the sounds all work.  This is the second time it's happened (Bachmann replaced the decoder the first time), and I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem.  If not, what is the compatible decoder so I can install a quality one myself?

Many thanks!


Title: Re: EMD GP7 SoundValue problems
Post by: bapguy on December 29, 2017, 01:23:26 AM
What DCC system are you using? Try a re-set. Program CV8 with a value of 8. Turn the power off to the track or remove loco for 10 seconds or so. This will reset the address to 3. If you want to replace the decoder, try a Tsunam Econami. The board should fit fine. This does not come with a keep alive capacitor though. Soundtraxx sells the harness to add a keep alive cap to this board. Part number 810158.I don't think their current keeper will fit.    Joe


Title: Re: EMD GP7 SoundValue problems
Post by: pz324 on December 29, 2017, 10:42:40 AM
Thanks Joe - very much appreciate the advice and I will give it a try.  I thought about doing a reset but wanted to hear from someone with more experience than me.  I have a Digitrax DCS 51 with a DCS 100 booster, and I have several Bachmann SoundValue engines (and other brands too) and besides a Broadway Limited steam engine, I've had no other problems for the past 5 years.  Thanks again and Happy New Year!

Hi Joe - the reset worked great and the engine is running fine again.


Title: Re: EMD GP7 SoundValue problems
Post by: RAILSPLITTER on December 29, 2017, 12:59:45 PM
Call service and explain the issue. If you start changing things/modifying from stock you void the limited lifetime warranty on defects. If the wires are not loose or broken and a reset does not work send it in .They probably would want to see it since It is rare for them to fail with the onboard protection they have integrated into the board.

Jon


Title: Re: EMD GP7 SoundValue problems
Post by: pz324 on January 01, 2018, 05:08:52 PM
Thanks Jon and the reset did the trick!


Title: Re: EMD GP7 SoundValue problems
Post by: RAILSPLITTER on January 01, 2018, 06:10:48 PM
Hay glad it worked for you. Not fun working on them more then your running.
Jon