Hi everyone, I recently pulled an old Elation Magic 260 DMX controller out of storage after probably 10 or 12 years and decided to check it out for functionality. On power up the display does not light up at all and I am just getting a very dim flash on the top row of characters, nothing else. I scrapped it out and checked the usual suspects on the main power input board (two large caps 16V 1000uf and 25V 2200uf, LM7805, TIP41C) and decided to change them out, along with the BIOS battery (2032) and a TIP42 on the main console mainboard............Still that dim flashing row of squares on the display and nothing else. I've checked the ribbon cable for continuity (that's fine) and posted the voltage readings at the terminal on the console mainboard. Can I get some advice as to where I should check next? Maybe the 16V 47uf SMD caps on the main power input board? I'd be grateful for any guidance just to see if I can get the old girl up and running again.
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Hi, this is from our service department.
He might just need to reload the firmware.
Have him try setting up the Magic 260 to receive the firmware.
- Turn OFF controller
- Press and hold function buttons 1, 10, 20 & 24
- Turn ON controller
- Release all buttons
If I remember correctly, it should the display should say something like “ Read……..0%”
Hi jingles8302, that did not work. The only thing that happened was that I got a cramp in my left hand trying to press those 4 buttons together with my fingers spread out whilst powering up. The unit still does the same thing. On power up, the top row on the display lights up briefly and then the row dims and flashes very dimly and slowly, so dim that it's barely visible under overhead lighting.
Oh ok, well this is supported by ADJ, so i think you'll need to hit up their support.