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    Automated Fixtures Clay Paky Stage Color Lamp Won't Strike

    I have what must be the first version of the stage color 1000. I say that because it does RGB color mixing and the manual on claypaky's site shows a completely different display panel and does CMY. The document title says rev. 1 in it. There is a pc board in the bottom of the unit that says...
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    Automated Fixtures Clay Paky Stage Color Lamp Won't Strike

    Sorry for the confusion. In trying to not babble too much I left out the detail that my lights do RGB and not CMY. Thanks for the info! Just what I was looking for!
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    Automated Fixtures Clay Paky Stage Color Lamp Won't Strike

    Thanks for the info! My fixtures are the earlier version so there is no documentation online for them, just the later version that does cmy mixing. Thus, I only have a wiring diagram for the newer one and am not sure where the ignitor or ballast are. I did, I believe, find the thermal sensor...
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    Automated Fixtures Clay Paky Stage Color Lamp Won't Strike

    A lamp in one of my Clay Paky Stage Color 1000's won't strike. It will respond to all the DMX commands (tilt, pan, color, etc) but the lamp won't come on. I've checked and even replaced the lamp and checked for continuity from the lamp socket to the PC board and all the wiring seems to be fine...
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    Mac 250 Krypton woes

    After taking it apart again, I discovered that the set screw was just a little loose and it alowed the color wheel to slip ever so slightly. It seems to be happy for now.
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    Mac 250 Krypton woes

    You are correct in that it has worked fine up to this point. Since everything else is working fine on the light, I'm thinking it is probably the sensor rather than the software. But then, I've been wrong in the before...;)
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    Mac 250 Krypton woes

    I'm not real sure how to adjust the color wheel. I was thinking that it was on a gear type drive like the gobo, but it's on a continiously turning motor and just uses the magnet to find "home". Can you give me a little more info on how to adjust it? I was thinking, too, that you have to hold...
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    Mac 250 Krypton woes

    I just cleaned them not too long ago, but I'll swab the sensor to see if there might something on it. Thanks!
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    Mac 250 Krypton woes

    I have two separate problems with two different Mac 250K's. The first is I can not get the lamp hour meter to reset to zero. When I push the enter button to confirm a reset, it just exits out of the menu. When I go back, it still shows the same hours. I made sure I wasn't looking at the...
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    WHITE WHITE light

    OK. Here's a very economical solution. Take a picture of my pasty white, not-had-time-off-to-get-in-the-sun-for-years, legs and make a transparency of them. Then just pop that up on an overhead projector and you'll have 6,000K + white. :shock:
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    An old newbie

    This brings up a very important question. WHY is the rum always gone?!?
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    Not so newbie Techie here

    To add to what Van said, if there is something you read here that you don't understand, PLEASE ask! There may be a lot of stuff that you don't understand right now, but all of a sudden you'll realize that it's been a while since you've had to ask about something and are even explaining some...
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    An old newbie

    I'd like to add my two cents worth by welcoming you also. It's great to have you here!
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    Outdoor Church Service

    We have to be out of the main room because we are hosting an AIDS awareness tour done by World Vision http://worldvisionexperience.org that requires both our sanctuary and atrium for the entire week including Sunday. The reason for the tent idea is that we can put it up on site because the...
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    Outdoor Church Service

    Wow! I sure came to the right place for advice. You people are incredibly generous with your knowledge. I'm feeling a lot better about this now. Having never done this before, I wanted to make sure that our first time was a success. (read NOT a disaster) I'll talk to my local rental company...