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BBB update now missing blue in one row
« on: November 21, 2018, 07:59:08 PM »
Im wondering if someone has some quick advice. I have BBB with octoscroller  with 3x3 32x16 p10 panel that I used last as a tune in. I worked great when put away in July. Unfortunately I did not test first thing this year I just updated the BBB to 2.3 fresh image.  Now I have a lower row with the upper half missing blue completely. Its hard to believe that 3 panels the upper half blue went bad. I thinking its a setting.


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Re: BBB update now missing blue in one row
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2018, 08:14:35 PM »
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Re: BBB update now missing blue in one row
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 05:24:12 AM »
Can you try swapping the panels onto a different output. It may be a dead buffer channel on the octo.

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Re: BBB update now missing blue in one row
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 08:00:27 AM »
I lost a Red column the other day after I moved something. It had pulled the Hub75 cable slightly out its socket on Panel #1 so it lost Red on Panel 2 and 3.  Reseat your ribbon cables.

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Re: BBB update now missing blue in one row
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2018, 08:02:52 AM »
The ribbon cables don't have an infinite life.   I test the PocketScrollers before sending them out and I use one panel and just move the ribbon from port to port.   However, the connections in the plug certainly loosen up and stop making good contact fairly quick.   I've gone through several ribbon cables over the last year or so just with testing.


 

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Re: BBB update now missing blue in one row
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 08:47:28 AM »
I also concur with checking on the ribbon cables.  Been there done that.
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Re: BBB update now missing blue in one row
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 08:56:46 AM »
Thanks, I will give it a shot and report back.


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Re: BBB update now missing blue in one row
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 06:56:43 AM »
Brilliant, you all are.  I had the panels plugged into 1-3 with each corresponding row. Port #3 was my blue problem. I move it to #4 and it was still the same. So tries #5. Bingo! It worked perfect again. You guys were right on. It appears I have #3 &#4 ports on the octoscroller going bad. But it is working for the season now. Thanks! I owe you one this year at the conference.


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