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    Hi All
    I was going to carve Joe's Red Christmas Truck this afternoon and I got the dreaded Clear Board Sensor. I removed the sensor it did have a little dust under the clear cover so I carefully cut the edges of the cover and removed it. But after reinstalling the sensor I still get the same message.
    Any suggestions what to do next?

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    First do a a board sensor reading check to see what numbers you get.. 0 7 on the key pad and arrow down to sensor checks, enter, arrow down to board sensor.
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    Thanks Floyd I'll check it in the morning.
    The grandson is having a sleepover tonight.

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    Board Sensor 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sliverfoot View Post
    Board Sensor 0

    Is the reading constant over all of the board as you move the truck? Look to see if the FFC flat ribbon cable has a crack/break. Most common area is right at the black support bracket in the back of the machine.
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    Yes, the reading was constant. I looked at the FCC cable and didn't see anything, I watched the you tube video on trouble shooting board sensors and noticed that when I took out my board sensor the entire connector came off all that was on the sensor were some pins bent at 90 degrees. What I mean is the male end with the wires connected to it and the piece that plugs into came off the sensor . I thought that's the way it was supposed to happen. Taking it apart again I found that the female end of the connection wasn't completely seated into the pins. I pushed it in place, reinstalled and it passes the board sensor test with flying colors. Whew!
    Thanks Floyd for taking the time to address this with me. Appreciate it.

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    Good JOB !!!! Everyone.....

    For the future, since every board is a different color... Use a piece of white copy paper on the board and crank the head down and measure the Board Sensor. A 156 is perfect a 90 is a dirty window.

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    Great job in tracking down the problem.
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