Troubleshooting: Traffic lights

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Troubleshooting: Traffic lights

Beitrag von [MEYTON] Forum » Di 9. Mai 2017, 14:45

Symptoms

The traffic lights

  • remain dark
  • do not switch from one colour to the other
  • glow dimly in one colour (red or green)
  • shine continuously in one colour (red or green)
Troubleshooting

Verify the following points:


Are the LEDs / LED Clusters undamaged?

Check the LEDs / LED clusters for

  • Visible damage
  • hits
  • loose sockets
  • corrosion
  • water damage
  • splash water
  • condensation
NO: The LEDs / LED Clusters are damaged

Replace or swap the devices.

YES: The LEDs / LED Clusters are undamaged

Continue troubleshooting.




Are the LED Clusters turned to full brightness?

Verify the control device for the traffic lights under the Electronic Scoring Target. Check the turning knobs that control the brightness. Try both end positions of the turning knobs.

NO: The LED Clusters are not turned to full brightness

Turn the turning knobs under the Electronic Scoring Target to full brightness for both LED clusters. Try both end positions of the turning knobs.

YES: The LED Clusters are turned to full brightness

Continue troubleshooting.




Are all cables undamaged?

Background: damaged cables are important for the functioning of a device.

Check all cables for

  • visible damage
  • kinks
  • loose sockets
  • corrosion
NO: cables are damaged

Replace damaged cables.

YES: All cables are undamaged

Continue troubleshooting.




Does the error follow the device during a cross-over test?

Background: A cross-over test confirms the device with the error. During the crossover test the device with the suspected error is replaced by a functioning device.

Find a shooting lane that functions properly. Replace the device with the suspected error with the same device from the functioning shooting lane.

Applicability

  • Electronic Scoring Target. Test the Electronic Scoring Target on another shooting lane.
  • Control-PCs. Test the Control-PC on another shooting lane.
  • Display Controller. Test the Display Controller with another network socket.
  • Control Panel. Test the Control-Panel with another Control-PC.
  • Target illumination. Test the target illumination with another EST.
YES: error persists after the cross-over test.

The error is on the device. Continue troubleshooting for that specific device.

NO: the error disappears after the cross-over test.

The error is in another device or in the network. Continue troubleshooting.




Are all cables connected correctly?

Background: not correctly connected cables are important for the functioning of a device.

Compare the assembly with the assembly of a functioning device. Check all cables for

  • switched wired
  • twistings
  • twisted connections
  • twisted sockets
  • crossed connections
  • „Twisted“ connections
NO: cables are not connected correctly

Connect the cables correctly.

YES: All cables are undamaged

Continue troubleshooting.




Is the fuse of the trafic lights blown?

Check the glass fuse in the control device for the traffic lights under the Electronic Scoring Target.

YES: the fuse of the trafic lights is blown

Replace the fuse.

NO: the fuse of the trafic lights is not blown

Continue troubleshooting.




Is the Electronic Scoring Target connected?

Background: Meyton ESTs are small computer. Power supply and network connection ensure that the Electronic Scoring Target can register hits and communicate them to other devices in the network.

Verify:

  • Are there any damaged cables?
  • Are there any loose plugs?
  • Is the Electronic Scoring Target visible in the ShootmasterII software?
NO: the Electronic Scoring Target is not connected

Establish a connection. Verify power supply and network connection.

YES: the Electronic Scoring Target is connected

Continue troubleshooting.




Are the versions of the software on the Meyton devices on your shooting range up-to-date?

Make sure all Meyton devices have the most up-to-date version. Use the manual „Welche Version habe ich“ from the Meyton homepage.

NO: the versions of the software on the Meyton devices are not up-to-date

Execute an update. Use your customer login.

YES: the versions of the software on the Meyton devices are up-to-date

Continue troubleshooting.




Is the polarity of the traffic lights correct?


The polarity of the traffic lights determines which light is on during a green phase and which light is on during a red phase. The polarity of the traffic lights is set as + and -.

Set

  • + for small ESTs MFXR1
  • - for large ESTs MFXR3


NO: the polarity of the traffic lights is not correct

Set the polarity of the traffic lights correctly. Use the Meyton ShootMasterII Software or ESTA5.

YES: the polarity of the traffic lights is correct

Continue troubleshooting.




Is the not installed target changer deactivated?

Background: If a target changer is not installed and the target changer is not deactivated in the EST, the traffic lights can glow in one colour.

NO: no target changer is installed and the target changer is activated

Deactivate the target changer in the EST. Use the Meyton ShootMasterII Software or ESTA5.

YES: no target changer is installed and the target changer is deactivated or

YES: a target changer is installed and the target changer is activated

Continue troubleshooting.




Contact Meyton

Before contacting Meyton:

  • Verify all points in the troubleshooting manuals!
  • Note the serial number of the affected EST. You find the serial number on the EST. This serial number is on a small adhesive label near the socket of the EST.
  • Note the versions of the software on the Meyton devices. Use the manual„Welche Version habe ich“ from the Meyton Homepage.
  • Note the brand, model designation and version of all affected third party devices (printer, computer, beamer, monitor, network devices, etc.).
  • Note the precise error descriptions! What happens? Under which conditions does it happen? When does it happen?
  • Prepare your customer ID! You find your customer ID on all bills and offers from Meyton.
Contact Meyton

Use one of the following ways to contact Meyton:


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