I have a cheapo analogue guitar distortion pedal (Chord DS-50), which has worked fine for the year or so which I've had it, and actually sounds quite good. However, when I plugged my guitar into it yesterday the power light came on and it outputted a signal to my amp, but without the distorsion effect, i.e. as if the pedal was just being bypassed.
I have no knowledge of electronics but opened up the casing to have a look inside for any loose connections or something obvious looking, but couldn't find anything.
On the basis that the pedal still powers on and outputs a signal, I was wondering if anyone who has experience with this type of analogue pedal could tell me what the problem might be.