Recent content by ematson5897

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    Chauvet Q-spot 575 startup issue

    Good luck. I could never find one for years, Chauvet doesn't make those boards anymore, and they go out pretty frequently. At this point it's probably just worth investing the money into new lights.
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    Projection Software for a church

    I'll second ProPresenter. My church uses it, and it is very expandable if you ever need to add extra functionality, such as MIDI triggering or extra screens. Just be sure to run it on a Mac. It manages to bring everything but the greatest of Windows computers to a screeching halt
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    Chauvet Q-spot 575 startup issue

    I have a vague recollection of having a problem like this, but I don't remember what I did to fix it. So you are sure you have a good driver chip in there now? Also have you checked the back of the board for signs of arcing? I've had several boards on these get traces literally blown off the...
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    Chauvet Q-spot 575 startup issue

    I've gotten some parts from Chauvet, so definitely follow up with him. If they don't have parts, I don't have part numbers. If you are willing to sacrifice a driver you could try soaking it in stuff to get the glue/heatsink off to read the number
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    Chauvet Q-spot 575 startup issue

    I dug for years looking for some schematics. Never could find any. So there's no signs of burning on any of the other parts? We got rid of our remaining 6 of them, so I haven't messed with them much recently, but if I recall correctly the pan and tilt steppers are directly connected. Have you...
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    Control/Dimming Board/Software recommendations?

    I will download all of the PC apps recommended to try them out. Thanks for all the suggestions! Also, would I be able to sell the LPX-48? I'd hate to put someone through using that board but if there's a market I might be able to swing a better console
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    Control/Dimming Board/Software recommendations?

    The problem is I'm not in charge of the budget. I can really just make recommendations, so budget isn't really within my power. No one wants to take orders from a teenager. And to answer your question, its more rehearsed. Right now I just program everything in to the cue stack and print out an...
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    Chauvet Q-spot 575 startup issue

    We have 12 of these, well 6 working ones... I had a few do something like this, and I had to replace the whole mainboard.
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    Control/Dimming Board/Software recommendations?

    I work at a medium sized church (700 to 1000 average weekly attendance) in Texas. We are doing a little bit of a lighting renovation, and we are looking at getting a new board of computer based software. At this point, we are using an LPX-48, which I despise, and I am the only one who is able to...
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    Conventional Fixtures Source 4s breaking

    These sockets don't seem to be the same as the ones on my source 4s. Does this mean mine are the old ones and I need to buy those conversion kits?
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    Conventional Fixtures Source 4s breaking

    Where can I get new sockets? i doubt its the connector since they are in catwalks
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    Automated Fixtures Chauvet Q-Spot Service Manual/Schematic

    I have repaired several of these 575's, check these: (in order of likelyhood of causing the problem) lamp and lamp connections, ignitor, ballast, and relay board. I have had all of these fail, and can help with locating and repairing if needed, just pm me
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    Conventional Fixtures Source 4s breaking

    I work at a church that has ~40 source 4s, and they are beginning to stop working at an alarming rate. The electrical connection between the dimmer drop and the bulb seems to be failing. Is there any known issue that would cause this? or any solution to fix it?Thanks in advance