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Hello all.  I built 4 arches last years using 2 CCR Ribbon sets.  They worked perfectly all through Halloween and Christmas.  I stored them away carefully.  Now when I pulled them out this year, 1/2 of one of the ribbons is stuck (in effect one arch).  It turns on but it's all white except a few pixels appear to be random colors.

I tried swapping CCR controllers to make sure it wasn't the controller but that didn't change the symptoms.  I tried hitting the reset button and holding it down and that did nothing as well.

Is that strand toast?

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41 minutes ago, CovertRain said:

Is that strand toast?

Likely yes.  Open a help desk ticket with LOR.  Their warranty is really pretty good.

 

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1 minute ago, k6ccc said:

 

Likely yes.  Open a help desk ticket with LOR.  Their warranty is really pretty good.

 

Thanks.  I just opened a ticket.  I hope they can help.  If not, I might do without arches this year.  I might as well buy a new controller if the above prices for the replacement are correct.  If they are not anymore durable?  What is the point?

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My experience is that ribbons are pretty fragile despite great effort to handle gently.  Sometimes if you lightly press on the little components/solders that are located just before the pixels that are acting funky you may discover a solder crack or break.  I have done a show fix with a strategically place zip tie to keep pressure on the break point to maintain a connection.  Might help you limp through your show season while you wait for a replacement or repair. 

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On 10/1/2017 at 8:10 AM, Marty Belisle said:

My experience is that ribbons are pretty fragile despite great effort to handle gently.  Sometimes if you lightly press on the little components/solders that are located just before the pixels that are acting funky you may discover a solder crack or break.  I have done a show fix with a strategically place zip tie to keep pressure on the break point to maintain a connection.  Might help you limp through your show season while you wait for a replacement or repair. 

+1 This got me by for 2 years. :o Treat the CCR's with care.

Alan...

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