Ticking Boss Dd-3

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  1. patient81

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    Hey, hoping I can pick up some guidance from the knowledgeable folks on here. I recently picked up a pink label, square chip made in Taiwan Boss DD-3 off ebay for a great price. The pedal is in pretty decent condition but when engaged it's just making a constant clicking noise, sounds like a helicopter. I've tried it with batteries, power supplies, different guitars, leads no dice. Any ideas what this could be our should I look to return it?
     
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    Hello. head to stompboxzone forum they have a sticky there for dd3 issues. You could also ask them there.
     
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    Sorry double post
     
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    Sometimes effects will exhibit that kind of behavior that when underpowered. It's a bit of a long shot but are you sure the power supply you have is correct for it?
     
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    I'll have a look thank you
     
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    Yeah, tried it with a good duracell battery then tried it with a 2amp mooer one spot kinda thing that I had to hand. I've not tried it with the power supply on my board as yet, can't hurt I suppose. I'll get back to you once I've tried that.
     
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    Yeah, tried it on my board and the same issue persists. Think I'll return it.
     
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    Is the ticking constant or can the rate be varied by turning the delay time knob? I've been around a lot of DD-3s and have never encountered clock noise with one, not saying it can't happen. Some analog delays I've played have had clock noise issues. Underpowering was the first thought I had as well.
     
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    I also sometimes have this issue with my old BOSS RV-3 but, I just turn it on/ off and it will be gone.. No biggie.
     
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    Tried removing any form of interference. Not helped any.
     
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    Yes it can, I can speed it up and slow it down.
     
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    Underpowered was my first thought as well but tried it with a few different power supplies ranging from 100ma to 2amp and it doesn't help. Fresh battery gives the same results.
     
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