technobeam color wheel issues

chindi44chindi44 Registered User
edited October 2007 in HES Automated Lighting
I've recently taken over a new venue and have some broken technos.Pan and tilt works just fine but I cannot get control of anything else.The adresses are different and the patch in the hog 2 is in order as well.At power all seems well, then blows chunks.Any suggestions could help, and yes apperently they are terminated.:dunno:

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  • PuffyfishPuffyfish Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Terminator plugs can go bad. 120 ohm @1/4 watt solder between pins 2 and 3 on a male XLR. ]
    As a test of your t-birds address all to a common address (this takes mis-addressing out of the picture) Now do a full function test. Everything ought to be identical. If not you got some bad motors most likely. Be sure to air blow the units clean and dont be a pussy and use a can of air. They suck. Get an air comp with a tank. Sink it right down on top of the sensors and blast that crap out of the units making sure you never blow thru a fan that is connected to the PCB!!:nono: Thats what chopsticks are made for, to block the rotation of the blades but allow you get the crap out of the units without running voltage back to the PCB. Spin a DC motor and it generates power. Always detach the fan plug at the board.
    If the units have been up for over 6 months just bring em all down, clean em, & test em. At least you then will know where you stand. While your at it gut them and clean em out completely.:D Makes replacing bad motors easy with the unit out of the shell. (My prefered method):headbang:
  • LightGuy48LightGuy48 Registered User
    edited November 2006
    Hmmm, weren't the Techno's also affected by those bad batch of motors?

    Could be the motors inside the Techno are cooked and need to be replaced but the pan & tilt being outside stayed cool and still are good.
  • PuffyfishPuffyfish Registered User
    edited November 2006
    Depends on when they were made. Check the serial numbers. At any rate some lights need to hit the deck for maintenance. Bring em all down unless you know they are clean. Give you a chance to get to know the girls...
  • ilighttheshowilighttheshow Registered User
    edited November 2006
    you may want to see how many channels they are, ie. 18ch. w/iris. do they have laser diodes and do they all have iris's? maybe you've got a mixed bag of technos ie. with and / or without iris's and lasers.
  • Mike HansonMike Hanson Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited November 2006
    First thing I would do is see if the fixture does it’s self test OK. If all the parameters work in self test then, like the early thread said, make sure you have them patched as the correct fixture. There is a Tbeam Iris and there is a Tbeam standard, and there is a Tbeam reduced.
  • Steve_FSteve_F Registered User
    edited October 2007
    Puffyfish wrote:
    never blow thru a fan that is connected to the PCB!!:nono: Thats what chopsticks are made for, to block the rotation of the blades but allow you get the crap out of the units without running voltage back to the PCB. Spin a DC motor and it generates power. Always detach the fan plug at the board.

    Wow, I never knew and yet this makes perfect sense. I'm very lucky I never had a problem from doing this before. Thanks!
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