One last question about this X-Spot

EsotericEsoteric Registered User
edited December 2008 in HES Automated Lighting
Okay guys, so where is the FCS motor located?

So far in this unit I have had a CTB control tab loose that I had to rewire, I had to reassemble and reseat the litho assembly (it was in backwards), I had to loosen the magenta flag and clean the sensor, and I have replaced two motors (from the litho assembly, the rotation motors).

This is the last thing on this blasted unit.

Mike

Comments

  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited December 2008
    its a tough one,
    they are located all the way at the back end of the fixture next to the reflector.
    Pull all 3 modules,
    remove the fan covers, (6 screws on each)
    you should then be able to see the tilt motor as well as both focus motors.
    you may need to move the reflector assembly to get the motors out.
    There are 2 screws and then the entire reflector assembly will slide out on one side.
    Be careful with the wiring harness, you will have to unplug 1 of the focus motors, but after that it should slide out of the way.
    You don't need to take it all the way out just far enough to get the motors out.

    Good Luck!
    Joshua Wood
  • EsotericEsoteric Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Thanks. How in the world does the CMY unit come out?!?!?!?

    Mike
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited December 2008
    There are 4 screws that hold it in place,
    and then it will pull out of the side of the fixture.
    Manual
    Take a look at page 5-10 on the manual, it shows how it comes out.

    Joshua Wood
  • EsotericEsoteric Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Yeah, I saw the screws, but couldn't get it to slide out. Just figured it out though. Thanks.

    Mike
  • EsotericEsoteric Registered User
    edited December 2008
    How do I know which one is FCS1 and which one is FCS2?

    Mike
  • EsotericEsoteric Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Nevermind I found it. It is the one by the fan.

    Mike
  • Woodj32177Woodj32177 Registered User
    edited December 2008
    excellent,
    I would definetly take a look at them both anyways,
    they sit right next to the reflector, so they get very hot, and tend to go bad faster than most other motors in the fixture.
    Also take a look at the encoder on the tilt.
    A few of the old xspots had plastic encoder covers on the back of the motor, and they would tend to melt, (especially when upgraded to extreme)
    If the fixture you are working on was an exteme from "birth" this won't be a problem.

    Good Luck!
    Joshua Wood
  • PuffyfishPuffyfish Registered User
    edited December 2008
    I'm with Josh (as usual) I'd replace them both due to heat stress.
    Unless you just enjoy stripping a unit down to nothing frequently.;)
    If the tilt encoder is the old type (plastic) and it looks warped and melted, I suggest you replace it with a newer version. The cover melts and touches the encoder wheel, at that point it starts to die as it wont read well if at all.:aargh4:
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