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Chosziel Genio error... Help!

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#1 matt allsop

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 04:41 AM

Wondering if anyone is able to offer some help and shed some light!

Genio receiver is displaying an error when powered, RED LED's on sides of Receiver box and under Channel 1 ADJ button once pressed. Tried Channel 2 and neither power the motor (Hed M26) . Receiver box displays error with motor attached and without.

I have tested all pins on the motor/receiver box cable (5pin/5pin), and cannot find any problems with it. The motor doesn't get any power to it.

On a shoot yesterday the AC was putting the motor on the camera and it fell out of his lap, only 4-6" onto a wooden floor from a squatting position. Doubt it would have killed it as they are pretty tough but cant have done it any good!

Unfortunately I only have one motor at the moment, so cannot test, I think problem is in the receiver box as error shows with it connected and without.

The FF kit has been ok for the 2 months i have owned it, used it on 6-7 jobs. A few calibration problems - Hit ADJ to center > Hit ADJ again - lens goes far then automatically close, motor returns lens to center and instantly moves a small amount off center (close focus i think)

... were these tell tail signs of a starting problem?! Quick fixed the tracking problem by tricking the motor. Disconnect motor > set lens to just off infinite > using remote go to infinite and reconnect motor, would get all lens movement back. I made sure motor was at end before lens was to ensure motor wouldnt burn out thinking it had more lens to turn!

if any one has any thoughts that would be most appreciated! A rather long winded explanation but thought at least you know the full story if you can help!

Much appreciated.

Hope alls well

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#2 RobinThwaites


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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:22 AM

Hi Matt

There is a fuse for the motor driver in the receiver if you take the back off, have a look at that.

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#3 Christian Betz

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:18 PM

Dear Matt,
the motorboard inside the receiver is connected to the front bus board probably it has not 100% contact (fallen out etc.).
Unscrew the front and rear panel of the receiver box and shift the complete unit out and check the contacts.
If you have any further questions or problems please contact the inventor of the Genio.
Good luck
Christian Betz
phone +49 89 65 113220 mail, betz@betz-tools.com
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#4 matt allsop

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:46 AM

Hi Guys,

thanks for your replies, and sorry for the delay posting back - Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year!

had the box apart, if any one has ever looked in the receiver there is a 4 boards connected to the front one, one housed in a metal box and soldered shut. methodically checked and traced the circuits on the open boards and nothing out of order. heated the solder and opened the housed board, found a broken connection on the toroidal instructor. very simple to solder back in and is all 100% working now... phhewww!

If anyone else gets stuck with a genio having had it apart i may be able to help a little!

thanks again,

Matt 'right, back to work' Allsop!
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