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  1. Think I may have fried my Pixcon 16 board. Had a RJ45 jack housing come off when unplugging cat5 cable. Guess it shorted out. So now my board does not work. Have power to both banks. Checking manual and it says there is a.5a logic fuse. Where is this fuse. I cannot find it. Then next question would be.... Where do I get a new fuse if this is what's wrong. Also new board is out of stock.
  2. I can get all of my sequences to run in the sequence editor fine. Controllers respond fine as does the alphapix 16 for the CCRs. I close the sequence editor and open the control panel, which gives me a red light bulb in the task bar. When I right click on the red light bulb, and attempt to click on enable schedule, I get an error stating: "Show cannot be enabled because the comm port is already open. If the light o rama Hardware utility is running, shut it down and then enable shows." I do not have the hardware utility open nor do I have the sequence editor open. Any help would be
  3. I'm having an issue with some (about 8 out of 14) of my songs not syncing up correctly. The difficulty I'm having is that they appear to be synced up perfectly in LOR Visualizer. The lights seem to be firing off about 1-2 seconds too early compared to the music. I've gone through my mp3 files and verified they are at 128Kpbs and at a constant bit rate. It's confusing because almost 1/2 the songs run perfect, and I can't tell what is different about them compared to the ones that aren't working. Any advice you can give is appreciated! My setup: 1 CTB16PCg3 Controller 4 LOR1602Wg3 Controller
  4. This is my first year and maybe it's something silly that I'm missing, but consistently my CCBs are staying on all night and I can't figure out why. The rest of the show shuts down as expected, but for some reason the CCBs always stay on until I unplug the controller to reset it. Here's my setup: G3-MP3 running the show off an SD Card attached to CMB24D then CTBPC16PC. From here I run a 100' Cat6a cable to the other side of my house to a CTBPC16PC then out of that a 50' Cat6 up the roof to my CCB controller. Everything runs as expected - show seems fine and timings seem fine. After my "
  5. Every time I try to show the waveform in sequence editor, it crashes. I have tried with different sequences, tried restarting the computer and running sequence editor with no other programs running, still no luck. It worked fine last year on this PC. Anyone have any suggestions?
  6. This happened last year. I thought I would get it posted before everyone starts setting up for this year. Hopefully nobody will make the same mistake I did. Sorry its a little lengthy. I had been using LOR for a couple years and I decided to start playing around with pixels. I bought a DMX controller and a few pixel strips (4 to be exact). I spent hours trying to figure out the setup/configuration and even more time programming. At the time I didn't realize I needed to re-inject power, so all the strips were connected. I knew there was a little voltage drop, but didn't notice it in my setup
  7. Hi Guys, So I have an Australian 16 Channel 32W controller. I appear to have power leaking from the controller on two channels, channels 10 and 12, the channels aren't completely on but are receiving enough power to illuminate the lights connected ever so slightly, enough to annoy me! Has anybody had this issue? If so what did you do to fix this? I've completely reset both the unit and the computer with no luck!
  8. Anybody know how to prevent this from appearing? Two things, I am on Windows 10 and created a virtual desktop. I found out the hard way that making changes to your virtual desktop mirrors on your main desktop. So, I screwed up my arrangement of icons. Anyway............. More importantly, I now have sequences with video. After creating the virtual desktop with a black background I thought I was good. That is, until the LOR Video Window briefly appeared between each sequence if there is video in it. It's a minimized box in the upper left corner. I have tried everything to hide this bu
  9. Ok. to begin with I am on 3.11.2. Have been for quite some time. Have several RGBs and 64 Ch of regular lights, and I have ran flawless until now. I have a new Desktop running the show. with I7 processor and 4G memory, and there is nothing else installed on this computer.. Also.. it is NOT connected to the internet in any way. The issue usually shows up in the first couple of songs on a 8-10 song loop. But never at the same song. I cant tell exactly what's happening, but my control panel says "not responding" and the comm listener has closed the window. It may come out of it in 45 seconds to 2
  10. Hi guys ... 73 year-old "newbie" here ... first season ... mostly having fun, but with one issue that is "testing my sanity". These forums have been invaluable to me in setting up my display. Thanks for all the great advice you've provided. I hope you can provide some useful tips on my issue. I've reviewed other topics on GFCI issues, but none seem to cover my issue. I have a Christmas "show" with 6 songs that lasts about 22 minutes followed by an 8-minute "intermission" ... so the show repeats in 30 minute cycles. The show runs PERFECTLY for the first couple of cycles, then the GFCI circu
  11. Hi all, This year I am using 2 out of my 4 controllers (because of power concerns) and that's fine with me as I was able to squeeze everything in to 32 channels. My controllers are connected using plain old cat 5 using standard LOR protocol with unit id's 1 and 2. The problem lies when running a standby sequence that just has the lights on steady at 80%. Periodically (I'd say every 30-45 minutes) controller 1 just shuts off. The only way I can fix it is by unplugging the LOR to usb adaptor from my PC and plugging it back in as well as completely relaunching the sequence
  12. Hello Everyone - total Newbie here! Planning to outline my home with RGB lights this upcoming holiday season and recently bought a set of Cosmic Color Pixel lights to play around with and test the functionality of the hardware and software. I was able to begin the configuration using the Hardware Utility tool, however, some of the lights in the string (about 10) would not light up. I also noticed only one of the strings that were plugged into the controller was lit up. Could someone help me here? Are the lights defective? I spent several hours last night trying to figure this out with no l
  13. How do we add our signature back with our channel count, light count etc? I did see that no ones is showing up in the forums like they were in before the upgrade or is that something that was CUT OUT by the new upgrade in the forums format? Also WHY IT TAGS NOW A REQUIREMENT to Post in the forums when it has limited choices
  14. I purchased the "you can modify" sequence of Firework by Katy Perry. The sequence has gaps were no lights are on. I realize I only have one 16 channel controller but all the other sequences I have purchased from LOR have worked. Can anyone give me some guidance as to what modifications I need to make to have the sequence work?
  15. I've been really happy with cutting up my CCRs in to little pixel segments and doing crafty things around the display. BUT~~~~ Although I don't see any water inside the tubes I silicone glued shut, the rain came and with each cloud passing, I lost yet another pixel. Micro-Water damage I am assuming. I'll work on better waterproofing for next year's display. QUESTIONS: 1. Can I purchase just CCR strips/segments from LOR or other? My controllers are just fine. 2. Does the "white light of death" I see in these things indicate I should give up on the pixels, or can they be saved? Tha
  16. I have saved an intensity file and see it in my Sequence Editor. I configured my layout in Pixel Editor with 4 arches and some simple effects. They play back great in Pixel Editor but no way to see them once in SE. Should I be using Visualizer, import that into Pixel Editor and then save Intensity File. I tried this when experimenting but everything went haywire after changing the props in PE. ie I selected arches and changed their attributes. After an hour of troubleshooting I decided to draw the layout in PE. I appreciate any help. Ron
  17. I have been working with LOR Support for a few days on this and feel I am spinning in my wheels. Perhaps you folks can help. I am planning next year's show and am trying to lay out the lighting I want in Visualizer. I want to use CCBs and CCRs. I am using the CCR Draw Wizard for my eaves. There are two strings (50 bulbs each) for each controller. Support says to add +1 or (PLUS ONE) to the second strand and keep the same Unit ID. Visualizer will not let me do this. I get errors about pixels. Support told me to go to the Hardware Utility and choose Dual Mode. I can't do that because I don't h
  18. Since one gateway or controller manages power and controls two 50 light sets I figured the box would use one ID. However, when configuring Visualizer it assigns each set with its own Unit ID. My question is does the gateway/controller support two IDs or am I supposed to manually configure the 100 lights to work from one ID on the gateway/controller? At least my configuration is working in SuperStar. I used CCR Wizard to create rooflines and windows. Thanks for any help offered.
  19. I have the (CF50D) 50 Watt Cosmic Color Flood successfully configured in the Sequence Editor but I need to move it to the PE as a prop (all but two of my props are sequenced in the PE)) but I can't seem to get it to work. It is manually set (DIP Switch) to LOR ID13 (DMX Start 19) and so far all the combinations have not worked, I tried LOR with one bulb and a channel for each color as in the SE. Can someone point me in the right direction please.
  20. I've been running a mostly static show this year. I am using just one LOR controller connected to an ELL. My computer is connected to an ELL. Very simple. Everything was working pretty well since mid-December except I noticed occasional dropped commands. Over the summer I had upgraded all of my ELL's and set their speed to 115. I remembered reading that 115 might not be as reliable as 57. Today, I updated the ELL in the house to 57 and brought the ELL that was outside in to the house and dropped its speed to 57. After putting the ELL back outside and connecting it to the controller,
  21. I have just replaced twice my led in my rgb floods. I don't understand why only the reds keep burning out but the green and the blue works just fine. voltage on my power supply is only 12.2 and 11.9 with other on at same time this keeps happening on both my floods. ??????????????????
  22. So this is my first time putting my own CTB16Kpc together and I've run into a problem. My LED doesn't light up. It did when I first finished putting everything together but I only had control over 3 channels (13, 15, and 16). I unplugged everything and re soldered a lot of the connections hoping that would fix the problem. I was also checking around with a multimeter and the board tipped over and came in contact with the support strip in my box and there were sparks. There is a tiny bit of blackening/damage on the outer connection of the resistor at station 12 but that's all I can find. So bet
  23. jonnyci

    PixLite in LOR

    Hello I am having a heck of time trying to get my Pixlite 16 to play anything in LOR. I have no issues with Xlights. Everything plays just fine. In LOR I can get all of my LOR controllers to play just fine as well, I just cant get my 16 strip pixel tree to work. I have a separate universe set up for each strip of 50 pixels. I have LOR Channel Config setup the same way I do in Xlights. Even if I take the fseq file that is working in Xlights and convert it to .lms and try to play it in LOR, I get nothing. Any thoughts? Suggestions? HELP!! Thanks Jon
  24. I am having problems with my video player. I've created videos using Window Movie Maker. The videos play with no problem on Window Media Player. I am using Windows 7. When the show starts, it plays the first song with video. The rest of the show fails after the first song. I've changed the order of the sequences in the show and it's the same problem with any sequence. It always fails on the second sequence. It doesn't matter which sequence is in the second slot. I've put a non-video sequence in the second slot as well. It plays through that with no problem. However, it stops on the second vi
  25. I've got something weird going on with one of my controllers. It just started today. I have a sequence loop where all the lights are on. The loop is 1 minute and repeats. I use one loop in the evening before my show starts, so that my lights are just static on. I have another loop after the show shuts down in the evening to leave some of my lights on at 50%. Well, it just started where at the beginning of the loop the lights are on, and then they all shut completely off for the remainder of the loop. The lights are on for about 5 seconds, and then off for the remainder of the 55 seco
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