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Rosco I-Cue mirror problems

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by BlackoutGo, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. BlackoutGo

    BlackoutGo Member

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    I have an IQ mirror that is not behaving as it should (the rest of them on the rig are). Every so often it gives a slight tick movement.
    I’ve tried running it by itself, completed the 4 pin loop, the dmx line is terminated, turned it off and on again. Dmx speed is slowed down as far as it can go on my net3 gateway (and on port 3, so it can be slower).
    Suggestions? Device is from 2011, so it does have some years on it.

    Thanks,
    Jamie
     
  2. Dionysus

    Dionysus Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you've done a lot to diagnose. At this point Id say pull it out of the system and test it independently, etc. Eliminate cables, etc.
     
  3. danTt

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    Have you ensured RDM is disabled on the gateway? It sounds like usual signs of RDM acting up, though it's strange youd only see it on that one I-Cue.
     
  4. BlackoutGo

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    Well it’s working properly now. Apparently I just needed a day off... something tells me it’s going to die at some point relatively soon. Now to start setting aside money for the replacement.
     
  5. Krawford

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    I'm having the same issue, but it won't go away.
     
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    Unlikely- but is it possible the problem unit is set to 8 bit? If so it might tick on slow fades
     
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    Nope it's set to 16-bit and moves fine it's just a little (less than a degree) momentary jog every few seconds.
     
  8. Chris Pflieger

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    Sounds like it's getting a bad DMX packet and starting to move, but then gets the correct data and jumps back. Is your DMX line good and properly terminated?
     
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    Yep and yep
     
  10. JChenault

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    I once had a similar issue with a mover and it ended up being a voltage issue ( long cable run, small vague wire). I would check the voltage at the power supply and/or try a different power supply
     
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    Or better yet, check the voltage at the fixture with it powered up.

    If there is a voltage drop problem, you won't detect it measuring the open circuit voltage or the voltage at the supply.
     

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