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odd behavior when testing CTB16PC


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Just finished my kit, went into hardware utility, was able to find comm port when pressed Auto configure. Went through instructions on setting unit id and refresh did find the proper unit '01 - CTB16PC ver 4.02'

i have channels 1,2,3,5 plugged into some lights, the rest are empty

when I start testing i get odd and incorrect results. when i test the chase sequence, all lights go on.

Under special effects, when i select on, they go off when i select off, they go on. Twinkle and shimmer seem to work, fade on/off does not work

I also tried the console and had the same opposite effect, press button to turn all off, they go on, presss button to turn on, they all go off.

I'm stuck. has anyone else seen the behavior?


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Good troubleshooting, man.

I had a similar problem with 1-8 on a 16PC only to find out that I had labeled my cords 1 - 8 left-to-right and they were really 8 - 1. :)

Basically an ID:10-T error (id10t)


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jjerpbak wrote:

I found my own problem

the u2 microprocessor had a folded pin and was not all the way in

Careful with those pins! I was replacing the firmware on my CTB-08's last year and afterward one of the channels didn't work. After some troubleshooting, I finally pulled the chip back out and I had folded the pin like an accordian. Attempting to straighten it snapped it right off. I ended up sticking with the old firmware for that controller... Fortunately this year I have still newer firmware chips and I was more careful.

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