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Thanks for the QUICK response !! I have the LOR160xW controller. I reset the ID to 00, led blinked fast, reset to 01 and led is still blinking...normal rate. Yes...my comm port is set to Comm 1 which it says I should be set too. When I hit refresh, it finds 0 units.

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Sc485 adapter, or one of the USB adapters?

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USB485. I even tried changing the comm numbers....to #2, changed it in the device manager, LOR hardware and the sequence editor. Still nothing. I changed it back to comm 1 and still nothing. The LED is still blinking. Oh...and I did update the driver for vista.

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Try bringing up the windows device manager list of com ports. Unplug the adapter and see which port goes away. Verify the same one comes back when you plug it back in.

That one will be the one you need.

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OMG......it found it. I didn't do a thing. Well......all I did was plug the USB into all my ports, then plugged it back into the original one. It found it !!!!!!!!!!!! Man......computers are great.....................when they work right. haha

Thanks everyone for your help.

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Each usb port on you pc will have a different comm port number. If you disconnect it, try to remember which one you had it connected to.

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Thank-you everyone. I got it all up and running perfect. Took some "thinking" on my part, but.....I just made the entire schedule work (reset my computer clock to 9pm start time) and had the FM transmitter working also. It started and stopped as it was scheduled too. PERFECT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well, just stumbled across this post, I to am having the same issues. But none of the suggestions work.

I am using a Keyspan USB to Serial adapter and a SC485 Adapter.

The hardware utiliy will not find my unit. After a little waiting on the search the results return 0 units, but sometime the light does go steady on my board and the lights that are plugged in will just start Random flashing etc.

Note: I bought my boards in 2006, but this is the first year I have tried to connect them. (We had a baby in 2006 and needless to say that took more time than my light hobby) BUT now in 2009 he is 3 and want to see the lights back! Daddy too!

Any suggestion? Also, I have tried this on two computers both running XP and sometime during the middle of trying to get it to work, both PC and Laptop will BLUE screen and crash.

Help!

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The USB-Serial Adapter may not have enough juice to drive the SC485 Serial adapter.
If you have a powered USB hub, using it to drive the adapter may help.

Alternately you could try running the SC485 on a hardware serial port if you can find a PC that has it, as I am assuming that neither of your machines has one, hence the USB-serial adapter.

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The SC485 adapter is powered from the controller. This is why the documentation states that the cat5 cable limit when using this adapter is 100 feet. In all actuallity the short cable the better for this connection, in my opinion.

Chuck

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Hello,
 
I bought the LOR1602MP3g3 controller, Test it with the hardware utility and the HU recognize the controller. then I ran my sequences and everything work well.
 
Now I just bought the iDMX-1000 but the HU do not recongnize the DMX controller.  the red light stop to blink after I open the HU, I beleive this is ok.
 
Why the HU do not recognize my controller?
 
Is the select button on the iDMX-1000 reset the controller?
 
What else should I try?
 
Sorry about my english I am from quebec, canada
 
Claude

Sorry about my english I am from quebec, canada

 

Claude

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What version of the software do you have? You may have to change the Max Unit ID to a higher number, but that will depend on the software version you are running, i.e. "basic", "basic plus", "advanced".

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Hello,
 
I bought the LOR1602MP3g3 controller, Test it with the hardware utility and the HU recognize the controller. then I ran my sequences and everything work well.
 
Now I just bought the iDMX-1000 but the HU do not recongnize the DMX controller.  the red light stop to blink after I open the HU, I beleive this is ok.
 
Why the HU do not recognize my controller?
 
Is the select button on the iDMX-1000 reset the controller?
 
What else should I try?
 
Sorry about my english I am from quebec, canada
 
Claude

Sorry about my english I am from quebec, canada

 

Claude

For the iDMX as ships from the factory, you need to set max unit as high as it can go.   Otherwise the hardware utility does not scan all the way to the default facory shipping address of the IDMX (F0).  The HWU does not behave any differently based on license levels 

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