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  1. Would like a copy as well. We have that song but haven’t programmed it for pixels yet. Mscannic@gmail.com. Thanks!
  2. Happened to us we had led bulbs but standard dimmer switches and we noticed it only happened on led lights w dimmer switch. Changed out dimmers to led dimmers. Also we did have separate circuits installed but that didn’t help til we changed out the dimmer switches. Typically only happened when shimmer or twinkle was on.
  3. That happened to us last year. Had to get a new sd card (pny 16 micro card from Walmart) it was either that or I realized I was trying to write the show without using the little black thing that comes with a controller. I just thought I could plug the sd card in the port on my computer. It is the sad card reader/ writer under accessories. Looks like it has changed since we got our original one. Good luck!!
  4. Well that didn't work either Going to go back to running it off of the computer for now.
  5. Well I was wrong - the songs played for about 45 minutes and then they cut off again! Just not sure what is causing the problem. We are now trying to just keep the 12 volt power in the mini director to see if that will help.
  6. LOR told me it was the firmware. I just updated and it is now working. See my thread for a few issues I had when trying to update firmware.
  7. Thought I would send an update - light o rama said I needed to update firmware on the mini director. So this morning I went to update firmware as outlined in their suggestion but I couldn't get the mini director to talk to the computer. I was using the USB485 connector we got with the minidirector. But then I noticed that the mini director red light wasn't coming on. So we searched the house high and low for something that had a 12 volt connector (sleep machines, harmony remotes, air diffusers nothing had it) and we finally found an old wireless nexgear router that had a 12 volt cable. Plugged that in, connected the computer to the mini director using the USB485 connector and updated the firmware and it works! I appreciate all of the help and support! This is not something for folks that aren't dedicated to see it through to the end! Below are instructions for updating firmware that I got from LOR if that helps. (PS we did also make sure we were using the correct SD card as noted by all of the helpful folks on this forum as well as suggested by LOR) we found a Lexar 16 GB from Walmart. A Light-O-Rama help desk staff member has replied to your request, #161208 with the following response: The red light should NOT be on when a show is running. It may occasionally randomly blink - indicating that there is too much data for the communications port, but it should not be 'ON' once the card is inserted AND the show is running. The issue you are describing is most likely due to a bad firmware loaded onto your G3 device. The 5.28 firmware for the G3-MP3 and uMP3 directors could occasionally skip songs or otherwise refuse to send lighting commands/audio properly. To determine if you have a Generation 3 director, check the markings on the front of the director. Both directors are clearly marked if they are G3 or not. The Dual Network G3-MP3 Director is clearly marked on the upper left, and the uMP3 director is marked just above the SD card slot. If you do not see the G3 markings, please let us know so we can continue to diagnose your issue. If you do have a G3 device, you should update the firmware on it version 5.32 or higher. All of our firmware downloads can be found on our firmware download page: http://www1.lightorama.com/firmware-updates/ To update the firmware, please consult the help documentation: http://www.lightorama.com/help/firmware_updates.htm We hope this has sufficiently answered your questions. If not, please login to your account at the address below for a complete archive of all your help desk requests and responses.
  8. Was able to finally figure it out - the red light bulb in the system tray meant it schedule wouldn't run - had to right click the bulb and enable
  9. Ok so we think the mini director is shot. I have my computer hooked up and can go into hardware utility and run lights. But i'm having trouble figuring out how to run the shows from the PC with consistency. I go to simple show builder and say i'm going to use from my PC. I create my show and save and then I go to Enable show on the control panel and it is greyed out. When that happens the Light O rama status is typically - scheduled player is off. I can't figure out how to get it to turn to Enabled. It seems to have done it a few times but I have no idea how. I've made sure my hardware utility is closed and off (as I got that as an error before). I'm just a little confused on what to do consistently to make sure the status is correct and to make sure show runs as scheduled.
  10. Thanks! I will go get one of those cards today! Hubby wants to do pixel tree next year so will try the Kingston! I really appreciate the feedback!
  11. I'm having trouble getting my light show to work. We have the mini director hooked up and it was working fine until I decided to add a few more sequences to the SD card. When I tried to add the new sequences with the simple show builder, it gave me an error that the card was full. So I purchased a new 64 SD card, made sure it was formatted for FAT32 and using the show builder, created the new show. I put the card in the mini director and the light turned from blinking red to solid red, but the show wouldn't start - no lights, no music - nothing. So after several hours of trying just adding one sequence to the card, trying the old card again with just one sequence, etc. I finally decided just to try to hook everything directly up to my computer. So I was able to use the hardware utility to make sure that the controllers were working and got the lights to come on (when hooked directly to the computer). Then I was able to get the show to start using simple show builder and doing it directly from my computer (with a little trouble but figured it all out). However, we really want to use the mini director to free up the computer. Any suggestions on how to determine why the mini director isn't working - I'm not sure if it is the SD card or some other transmission issue. Since the red light on the mini director goes solid red when the SD card is inserted, it seems like it should work when the card is inserted, but I don't know how to trouble shoot it to know if it is the SD card or if the mini director is broken and we just need a new one. FYI the FM transmitter IS working - we hooked it up to the computer run show. Any help would be extremely appreciated. I've tried everything I know how to do...
  12. Mscannic

    So new it hurts

    Thanks - that gave me some basic info but I will say to help others perhaps, once you are in the simple show builder, I had to select the Mdc-mp3 icon and then I could arrange the songs and then make sure to save it to the right scan disk (I used the usb jump drive that came with the show player and put in the sd card). Then you select the songs you want in the order you want (ps the one minute of silence does move the lights and it is pretty cool but I didn't know that til I had already changed it out). Then you get something that asks for the "drive (ie c, d, e) that the sd disk is on and you then write to the disk. Make sure you select the right one - I had two jump drives and wrote to the wrong one...Then plug it in and play it. Thanks again for the info to get it started!
  13. Mscannic

    So new it hurts

    So hubby purchased LOR and I'm supposed to be the programmer! HA! He wants me to shorten the time between songs (one minute of nothing) on the preprogrammed SD disk that came with the mini director. I've tried a few things and can't figure it out. I'm in show editor/animation(and even tried musical) and go to open the files and they don't show up so I guess it wasn't created as a show. I can see the files in the sequence editor and even see how they were programmed. But I can't figure out how to shorten the time between the songs. I'm sure it's simple and I'm just not getting it since I'm just starting out and there is a lot to learn!
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