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#1 PhantomD

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:51 AM

After discovering that some invisible person had changed all the curves on one of our dimmers, resulting in some very dim profiles (120V curve), I was showing a production crew member how to operate the dimmers when I experienced two resets - well the dimmer rebooted anyway. This was after I did some very quick button-tapping.

When I brought up a scene of full stage lights, the dimmer made a "pop", although I am inclined to believe that might have been dust as it did not happen again, and no plugs were loose.

And our dimmers are running an older version of the software...I was wondering about the cost of CodeLINK?

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:55 AM

Interesting you say that Damo

Our iPac has been having some fun when it double-tap in manual drive
No full reset, just seems to "lag" (for lack of a better word)

On the pop, running a vacuum over the fan could be worth a shot, if its that dusty tongue.gif
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 05:31 PM

The first thing to do is upgrade to the latest software version.

CodeLINK sells for the hugely expensive price of FREE. Just visit the Software Download page on the website and click on the link to download it.

You will need to make up a special serial cable to connect the PC to the dimmer. Full instructions are included on the Help menu once you install CodeLINK. Total cost should be less than $20 if you pay full retail for all the bits.

If your PC does not have an RS232 serial port then you will also need an RS232 to USB interface. Jaycar sell these for about $40 and then you can use them for any other software that needs a serial port.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:50 PM

Thanks, will look into it ph34r.gif
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 10:33 PM

Thanks, somehow I was under the impression that I had to buy a cable!
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