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#226545 - 24/09/2004 21:43 Display is dead out of box [Re: thrasher]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
I guess I never bothered to ask if the player worked or not...

I powered up the player for the first time since getting it via UPS and the diplay doesn't work. Not even the blinking LED. I can hear a drive spinning up, but who knows. Emplode isn't finding it through network broadcast, but I'll have to hook up a serial cable to know what's going on....

Sigh. Was so looking forward to putting Alpha8 on this tonight, I finally picked up a microphone.
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#226546 - 24/09/2004 22:15 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Hmmm... No LED? Then it might be that the display board cable is loose. Even with a broken VFD or bad fuse (unless they are all gone, you will see a blinking LED. How does the boot log look?
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#226547 - 25/09/2004 00:15 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: pgrzelak]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Oh this is just classic...

I open the case... wondering why the drives look weird when I realize that there are no screws holding the sled in place... yep, the drives are just bouncing around in there (and were while shipped from CA to Detroit. And the display cable was about an inch away from it's connector....

What will I find next?

I need some screws now.


Edited by SE_Sport_Driver (25/09/2004 00:17)
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#226548 - 25/09/2004 00:44 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
JaBZ
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Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 452
Loc: NZ
hehe you can start writing a book on your experiences with this empeg

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#226549 - 25/09/2004 01:09 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
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I need some screws now.


That's it, I'm ordering those screws now (as in, immediately). Been "getting to it" for months now. I should have them in a week and can mail you a handfull if you want.
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#226550 - 25/09/2004 01:19 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
thrasher
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Registered: 10/01/2002
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WOW, That is a real bummer. I hope you get it working.
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#226551 - 25/09/2004 01:46 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
JaBZ
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Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 452
Loc: NZ
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Sigh. Was so looking forward to putting Alpha8 on this tonight, I finally picked up a microphone.


What microphone did you get? The one you were talking about in the autoeq thread?

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#226552 - 25/09/2004 09:35 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: JaBZ]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Yeah, that's the one. Until I get some screws to hold the sled onto the chasis, I won't be able to tell you if it works or not. I can always return it if it doesn't.
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#226553 - 25/09/2004 09:50 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Greetings!

Actually, that is pretty tame. You can test the player with the sled completely removed. Just boot without the drive tray in place, taking a log file. You will be able to test the display and the electronics.

Once that is verified, drop a formatted drive in place (cabled up but not screwed onto either the shock mount or sled) and try a boot. Just run the empeg open with the drive on the tray / tray balanced on the case. Granted, you will not be able to run it in the car or sealed until you have drive screws (although I have for short periods of time under AC power), but you can at least set up the empeg to your liking and load music in.

As to how it happen, it fits the pattern. Your seller probably wanted whatever drives were in there, removed the tray, got the drives out, put whatever HD (if any) was lying around into the empeg but did not bother to seal it or lost the screws.
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#226554 - 25/09/2004 10:01 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: pgrzelak]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Sorry, I shoujld have updated here in addition to the IRC #empeg channel... The player does boot up fine (havn't seen Beta11 in a while!) and the display works. My only problem at this point, at leas that I'm aware of, is that I can't put it all back together.
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#226555 - 25/09/2004 10:09 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Beta 11? Wow - that is pretty ancient. I think there was something that worked (tuner wise) with B11 that broke later on, but I am not certain... Well, in any case, that is great news! The screws are relatively easy to get. I am glad it worked out!
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#226556 - 25/09/2004 16:09 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: FireFox31]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
Let me know if you manage to get those screws...
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#226557 - 25/09/2004 16:11 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
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Loc: New Jersey, USA
Can you substitute with a different screw until the others are available?
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#226558 - 25/09/2004 16:41 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: pgrzelak]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31298
Loc: Seattle, WA
Yeah, if you bring the drive tray to the hardware store, they should have a wall of screws and such, so you can try them out to make sure they fit the thread. I was able to find screws of the right thread for the Mk1 drive tray no problem.

In fact, if you can find some flat head ones instead of pan head ones, that's even better than the real screws because they'll be lower clearance.
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#226559 - 25/09/2004 20:39 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: FireFox31]
genixia
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Registered: 08/02/2002
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How many did you order? My drive tray screws are getting a bit worn!
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#226560 - 26/09/2004 04:03 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: genixia]
FireFox31
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Registered: 19/09/2002
Posts: 2491
Loc: East Coast, USA
I ordered boxes of 100 for each of the:
Drive screws (both 5mm and 6mm length, because of varying opinion on size)
Sled screws
Washers

Now I feel kind of wrong handing these out because Eutronix has just made them for sale on their site. I don't want to be a jerk and undercut them. ::shrugs::

Haha, I probably WILL need them all, though, because I tend to thread the crap out of the sled screws each time I take them out. Single-use-sled-screws, practically.
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#226561 - 26/09/2004 12:08 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: FireFox31]
pgrzelak
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Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Are you using the wrong screwdriver? Perhaps that would be a good addition to your order...
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#226562 - 26/09/2004 16:32 Re: Display is dead out of box [Re: pgrzelak]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3979
Loc: Manchester UK
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Are you using the wrong screwdriver? Perhaps that would be a good addition to your order...


Nope I think that's just because he doesn't know his own strength. My hand still throbs from the handshake when we met in Amersfoort!
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#226563 - 13/10/2004 21:02 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: cushman]
thrasher
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Registered: 10/01/2002
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Mark how you doin, I was wondering is there any chance of you (IM) justin's roomate agian and see if you can get him to ship the rest of my stull.
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#226564 - 13/10/2004 21:04 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: thrasher]
SE_Sport_Driver
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The saga continues!
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#226565 - 13/10/2004 21:13 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
thrasher
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LOL
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#226566 - 14/10/2004 20:32 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: thrasher]
loren
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Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3826
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
Blimey.... there's more!?
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#226567 - 15/10/2004 01:43 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: loren]
thrasher
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Registered: 10/01/2002
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Just two remotes one ac adapter and 5 lenses and a custom hard case with locks, He said he would send it to me. I do not understand the holdup.


Edited by thrasher (15/10/2004 01:45)
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#226568 - 15/10/2004 01:53 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: thrasher]
SE_Sport_Driver
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Registered: 05/01/2001
Posts: 4903
Loc: Detroit, MI USA
I guess you can add a "Darkstorm Dock" (?) and a DVD to my list. I'm not too concerned about the DVD, but I was curious about the dock.

For the record, Mark didn't have his roommate's IM name. He IM'd Justin and his roommate happened to be at the computer. Justin's IM is in his profile here.
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#226569 - 15/10/2004 01:55 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: thrasher]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
What kind of hard case were you supposed to get like a pelican kind of one ?
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#226570 - 15/10/2004 02:02 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: msaeger]
thrasher
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I think it was some type of pelican case I am really not sure. Brad I recieved a darkstorm dock with the stuff I bought. If you would like it I can ship it to you.
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#226571 - 15/10/2004 02:05 Re: Way to go Justin Larsen. [Re: SE_Sport_Driver]
thrasher
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Yes I see it but I do not have it instaled on my cumputer. IM that is.
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#226572 - 15/10/2004 02:30 Pelican case [Re: thrasher]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
I have a pelican 1200 I don't want so if you want one I can send it to you.
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#226573 - 15/10/2004 03:08 Re: Pelican case [Re: msaeger]
thrasher
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WOW, Thats really cool, Thanks. But I really never have used any of my casses that I have now. Including my orig empeg case. Thanks for the offer thou.
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#226574 - 15/10/2004 03:10 Re: Pelican case [Re: thrasher]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
Yeah I never use one either I got it with a used empeg.
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