I just bought a MTH starter kit Norfolk Southern  with a dcs sd40 engine. At first it worked and was discovered as expected. Then the sounds started to distort and crackle. Following the faqs I reset the engine to factory defaults. Now when I put the engine on the track it starts up immediately when I try to add it like normal, but the explorer app says no train found. any one get this issue?

 

thanks, 

James

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 Can you tell us the item # of this engine or set?

Might be a dead battery or ?? How old is it?

You may have to reset the engine again. Did you do the horn and 5 bells? Did you get 2 horn blasts at the end?

Speaker might have shorted out or something failed. Hard to tell yet.

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

Jamos posted:

….Following the faqs I reset the engine to factory defaults. 

James

Jamos posted:

Cannot reset anything as all I have is the wifi explorer and it will not let me hit buttons without discovering the train. I do not have a throttle. I know it's the train because my sd70ace works fine with this setup.

I got lost for a bit here?? I haven't used the explorer and don't know much about it.

I'm not sure what cover you're describing? Engine? remote?

Jamos posted:

Can I do the reset trick with the wifi remote?

Do you live near a MTH dealer?

" on Sour mash and cheap wine " ??

Why go back to DCC when I have DCS!

I was talking about taking off the engine cover and unplugging the battery there is no way to control it from the Wi-Fi unless it discovers the engine when I reset the engine it was from the Wi-Fi when it came back that's when it was stop responding it's acting like it's in DC mode. 

I have not tried this, but it's said to be difficult to get the timing just right. Others say it can take some practice to get it just right.

Its defiantly in conventional mode as it works with the zephyr controller. I believe started by a derailment and a spark. My SD70ACe engine works just fine, so wiring is correct on track. I am trying to use my zephyr 1000 controller to reset it without success guess i need to get the timing right with the bell and horn.

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