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My show and lights have been on and working great for a week and tonight the lights quit blinking and flashing.........I checked and i have power to the controllers my pixels are working but all the led lights that are controlled by CTB16PC units aren't working and I have 10 controllers and can't figure out how all stopped working at the same time .The show is playing on t he computer and I can hear the music on the car radio but NO lights and I don't k now know where to go next .......could it be the USB485B went bad  also I'm using both cat5  ports on the unit know and have 2 feeds one to each side of the house and it has been working that way for 2 years and I don't know what to check out next........ .any Help would be appreciated

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20 minutes ago, Mega Arch said:

Restart your pc. 

Just rebooted the computer and that didn't work any other things to try?

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If you look at the controllers that are not working, is the status LED solid on or flashing?

 

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did a cat5 cable get damaged somewhere between the computer and first connected controller? stepped on, animal bites, ect.

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20 hours ago, k6ccc said:

If you look at the controllers that are not working, is the status LED solid on or flashing?

 

The controllers I looked at the LED's were solid green but it was raining to hard to stay out there too long last night and check out tall of them so tonight  when I got home I started the show and   all but 2 were working again but the controller was solid green but after spraying the cat5 contacts to make sure there wasn't corrosion I noticed my LOR 50W floods weren't working and the lights hooked to that controller weren't working if I unpluged the cat5 going  to the controller from the  floods and the lights started to work now I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the floods i swapped out cables but every time I plugged the floods in the rest stopped working I don't know what to check out next and FYI i even cover my controllers with trash bags to help keep out the moisture.

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By chance did you at some point download a standalone sequence into the flood?  Maybe for testing or a minor holiday?  As soon as a controller with a standalone sequence is powered up, it will start spitting out data - which will mix with what your show is playing.  Results are bad!

 

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1 hour ago, gmac said:

The controllers I looked at the LED's were solid green but it was raining to hard to stay out there too long last night and check out tall of them so tonight  when I got home I started the show and   all but 2 were working again but the controller was solid green but after spraying the cat5 contacts to make sure there wasn't corrosion I noticed my LOR 50W floods weren't working and the lights hooked to that controller weren't working if I unpluged the cat5 going  to the controller from the  floods and the lights started to work now I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the floods i swapped out cables but every time I plugged the floods in the rest stopped working I don't know what to check out next and FYI i even cover my controllers with trash bags to help keep out the moisture.

Sounds like a breaker or more may have tripped due to rain. If you have wire cages for mini trees or something else it may be the case. I never cover controllers. I have 2 gfcis out tonight from the massive rains we got but 75% show still running.

The bad is the heavy rain doesn't affect mine as much as the drizzle.

Sorry NM- missed much of the convo due to page viewing problems.

JR

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I'd cycle the power on the controllers that aren't working and then if they still don't work, do a factory reset.  I've had a problem like this with a CMB24D once that had a green light indicating it was receiving data but none of the channels were working.  Cycling the power fixed it.

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