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  1. Monsen

    Let it go

    Both my kids just requested this be added to our show, so if James or anyone else is willing to share I'd greatly appreciate it. monsen15@yahoo.com Happy Holidays!
  2. I did contact LOR about the issue and they were very responsive. I agree their customer service is great. They said there was a chance that it was a bad power supply which didn't provide isolation between line voltage and neutral. I purchased a new power supply, even a different brand, but it still happened on the 3rd adapter with the completely different power supply. Since I thought I had my show up and running I wasn't going to bother with it until after the holidays as I'm sure the team at LOR is swamped. If I can dial in the cause I'll definitely post to the forum to hopefully make sure it doesn't happen to anyone else. Thanks again.
  3. Ah crap, you're probably right about the port config. Unfortunately I've been having a problem connecting the Pixie16 to my desktop and for some reason have been burning out the USB485 adapter. I burned through 2 adapters, one of which fried my USB ports in my desktop (fortunately still under Dell warranty), and had the third one working for about 2 weeks which allowed me to set all my controllers up before it too randomly overheated last week and no longer works. That's why I'm running the show off the SD Card. Bottom line I currently don't have a way to connect my controller to the HU to check my port config. Pretty sure your solution is what I needed though, so thanks for the feedback. Greatly appreciate it. I'll continue trying to figure out why my adapters burn out before I buy a 4th one and try to reconfigure. Thanks!
  4. Sorry, figured it was just a software programming issue. The pixels are running on a Pixie16 controller. Right now it is only controlling these 6 props, simply doing a twinkle effect for most of the show.
  5. I built several coro props with 50 pixel strings (WS2811) and added them to my preview. Used the new Hub to create a show on an SD card and everything works fine, except I realized I wanted to add more pixels to 3 of my 6 coro props. I took a 50 pixel string and cut them down to 35 pixels and added it to prop. I went back to my previewer and updated the prop definition to be a single string with 85 pixels. I saved the prop definition and the musical sequence file, created another playback file, and used the Hub once again to update the SD card. However, when I went to play the show again it still only lights up 50 pixels in the string on all 3 props I updated. I've tried a few things like defining it as 2 strings with the same channel number, tried deleting and redoing the motion effect, but nothing I've tried appears to update the prop definition to properly light all 85 pixels in the string. Is there a step I'm missing? I haven't tried deleting the props altogether and recreating them, was hoping I'm missing a simple step before going through that hassle and updating all of the musical sequences. And I'm using the factory connector on the light strings to tie them together, so the connections should be good. Not a bad solder job or anything. Any input would be appreciated! Thanks.
  6. Thanks k6ccc. I did as the tree as a prop, so assume I'm good there. I read through JR Dibble's post on Pixies while digging through the forum on Friday, and believe I followed all the steps. I may try to go back and just run through it on a new musical sequence with just that prop to see if I can get it running. Unfortunately Dibble's post walks through S4 and I'm running S5, but hopefully I can figure out the differences. I'm located in Rossmoor, so at the 405/605 freeways by Seal Beach. May have to drive down to Glendora to check out how the pros do it!
  7. First time setting up a sequence, so bear with me. I purchased an LOR sequence, and appear to have everything working on the 16 channel CTB16PC controller (the lights turn on/off with the playback). I added a megatree prop to the purchased sequence but it's not lighting. I have a 12 strand, 50 pixel/ea, tree with a Pixie 16 controller. I used Network Preferences to set the network to 500K enhanced. I am assuming the CTB16PCg3 can run on the enhanced network, since the lights are functioning. Using LOR 5.2.0 with a Pro license. I tested the MegaTree in the HU, so at least know it was talking and the lights are capable of coming on. I may be a bit confused on how to add the prop to the sequence I purchased. Basically I used the previewer to add a prop that was a 270 Tree, and defined the number of strands and pixels. I assigned the first unit ID at 60, which was recommended in LOR documentation for a pixel tree, and made sure the dip switches on the Pixie were set to 60 as well. I do have the Network selected as Regular in the Device setting. Wasn't sure what Aux A-O were for, and when I tried Aux A I got a warning that my MegaTree was no longer on an enhanced network so I put it back to Regular. When doing this everything looks great in the preview file when I play it, just no actual lights. And yes, I do have Control Lights checked. I noticed that I can also add the Pixie controller in the Preview file, but when I tried that is just gave me 16 horizontal lines and I could not figure out how to make it look like a tree so I deleted it. Do I need to add the Pixie controller, or was adding it as a tree prop acceptable? Any thoughts on what I should try to make this work?
  8. JR, if I could get a copy of your Moana sequences I'd appreciate it. monsen15@yahoo.com Mahalo!
  9. Thanks for all the feedback. I'll move forward with the upgrades and try again! Just don't tell my wife I'm spending more money on this already... Mr. P - As a fellow Army Vet, thank you for your service!
  10. Mr. P: The software version is 4.3.26. The license level is Basic Plus The USB485 adapter is black, it is not the high speed red one. Thanks!
  11. Brand new to this, and I've hit a wall trying to connect my computer to controllers using hardware utility. I purchased the LOR package that comes with the pre-built CTB16PCG3 controller, and I also have 2 of the Pixie 16D controllers. I have tried to connect all 3 to my computer using the USB 485 adapter. I've read the online instructions, as well as the manual that came with both controllers. Installed the drivers using the CD provided, then downloaded the CDM20830_Setup file and tried again. I've followed all sequences of rebooting, plugging in, etc. I've tried multiple USB ports on my desktop, and have tried 3 data cables including the cable provided by LOR. The controllers are powered on with green light blinking (red blinking on the Pixie16), and I have testing the controllers on lights and know they are functioning. The desktop recognizes the USB connection, but every time I run the Hardware Utility and hit Auto Configure I get the "Port Not Found" dialogue box. Once the dialogue box pops up, the Utility Hardware then becomes unresponsive half the time and I have to close the software. I've spent hours trying to figure this out and now feel like an idiot, so posting for some help before giving up till next year. Any ideas on what else I could try would be appreciated. Is there any way for the USB485 adapter to malfunction? Running a Dell XPS with Windows 10, with all updates as of last week.
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