well, what do you know... it worked!
i run a really big pedal board, some of my pedals are daisy chained, while some are running independently, and i realized the robot was daisy chained... i took it out, and it works now!
thanks, it is the first time i've encountered something like this. usual daisy chain probs i encounter are hissy pedals, and pedals dying cause there isn't enough mA.
still, it is strange ... i run it daisy chained to a JMJ Diabolik, and it shorts out ... despite having enough mA. oh well, dBA robot doesn't require much mA but it doesnt want to be daisy chained to anything