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    Unhappy my projector fell....whats wrong with it now? please help..

    This morning something of my clothes hooked up with my projector then it dropped on the floor. a not so hard but also not so soft floor. i think it was hit on its side but i am not sure.
    Anyways it stopped working...
    all LED's inside are lit, cooling is on and working, but the lasers and galvos wont do a thing.
    I made a video showing the projector and with a bit more explaining.
    like i said in the video, the lasers do turn on at the beginning when flipping the power switch so there has to be some power in there. it just wont create the show. (it always acted like this. half a second blink all lasers then after 2 seconds starting the show)

    I want to ask you to watch and listen to the video and help me.
    i hope you guys can help me out...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGIj_11CABg

    EDIT: oh shit wrong forum will ask a moderator to move. sorry!

    EDIT2: a red led on the left side is not blinking anymore...next to the dip switches...
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    Gravity will always win... I would try to triple check all the connectors to make sure they are sonnected snuggly. You could also try to break the projector down and re-wire it so you know what should or shouldn't be connected.

    Have you tried to connect an ILDA controller up to it? It may be something with the DMX board after the fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allthatwhichis View Post
    Have you tried to connect an ILDA controller up to it? It may be something with the DMX board after the fall.
    i have not tried that since i do not possess a dac
    I already checked every single cable.
    its stopid that the dmx board does not has a led by standard.
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    what kind of board are you using, maybe a dip switch flipped to a different position and disabled the automatic show or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michelrietveld View Post
    what kind of board are you using, maybe a dip switch flipped to a different position and disabled the automatic show or something like that.
    Michel
    no i remembered the setting of the dip switches.
    also tried tinkering with it. no luck.

    its a....board...connected to the dip switches. i have no idea of the name.
    i think its called the dmx board.

    EDIT: not much moderators. i pmmed one at the chat 6 hours ago but nothing has moved yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
    i have not tried that since i do not possess a dac
    I already checked every single cable.
    its stopid that the dmx board does not has a led by standard.
    Are you sure your dip switches are set correctly for playing the built in frames? Looks like you have two of them switched on. I think it's supposed to be only one. Either way, looks like you are missing your Y galvo mirror. You'd need to fix that first.

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    I had a projector similar to that and if you unplugged the dip switch cable it would go into sound active mode. Maybe try that and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aktopjian View Post
    I had a projector similar to that and if you unplugged the dip switch cable it would go into sound active mode. Maybe try that and see what happens.
    You are right it also has sound mode and automatic mode i forgot!
    How stopid of me il try as soon as i get home tommorow.

    Somestimes the most stopid things right before your eyes are the solution:/
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    Quote Originally Posted by borgqueenx View Post
    You are right it also has sound mode and automatic mode i forgot!
    How stopid of me il try as soon as i get home tommorow.

    Somestimes the most stopid things right before your eyes are the solution:/
    Watch it... Don't get too excited; that is a troubleshooting step, not a solution.

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    The fact your lasers flash at power on is alarming, not entirely safety compliant!
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