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#1 Edmond Fetue

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 11:48 AM

My Flyer Monitor Just went black while I was testing with a Canon 5D.

It's an SD Monitor.

There's no light whatsoever. Even the blue screen when is on "NO SIGNAL DETECTED" is off. It's gone black!

The green power light indicator is on but the screen is black.

I'm using 88w new Swit Batteries,

Any clues on this?

Thank you.
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#2 Brian Freesh

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:54 PM

Remove the cable from the camera. Is the camera monitor still black? If so, you've exited Live View mode. The camera automatically does it when idle. Return to that mode and you should be good to go.
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:02 PM

Remove the cable from the camera. Is the camera monitor still black? If so, you've exited Live View mode. The camera automatically does it when idle. Return to that mode and you should be good to go.



I've removed the video cable from the camera= Still Black.
Removed the battery from the steadicam and pluged it again = Still Black

Now I've returned the camera to the client already.

You're telling me it's something from the Canon 5d?
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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:37 PM

Well, I don't know what it was, I gave you an option to try out. Sounds like I was too late for you to try it. The thing to do now would be to try another camera on your Flyer. If the monitor works then you are good to go.
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#5 Edmond Fetue

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:44 PM

I've tried it with the exit from the cable tv and It's still all black. Although I can see the forms of the images behind all the black screen. It's like the lights were off.

Any clues?
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#6 Brian Freesh

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:34 PM

Sounds like the backlight died, bummer! Pretty sure a replacement monitor is the way to go, but you can talk to tiffen about what it would take to replace the backlight.

Good luck!
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#7 Edmond Fetue

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:17 PM

Sounds like the backlight died, bummer! Pretty sure a replacement monitor is the way to go, but you can talk to tiffen about what it would take to replace the backlight.

Good luck!



Any chance it was caused by an overpower from the 88w Swit Battery?
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#8 Andrew Stone

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:45 AM

If you have an original Flyer make sure you have the battery on the plate that faces to the rear. That is the plate that is wired to power the sled.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:34 PM

I think i remember having a problem like this and if i recall it was a power issue. where you getting power to the top stage? i remember a solder connection breaking under the AB plate. just a thought
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#10 Brian Freesh

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:35 PM

He says the light on the monitor is on and he can see the image on the screen, so it sounds like he is getting power just fine.

Edmond, I don't know if the backlight dying could be caused by being overpowered, but so long as those batteries aren't more than 14v there should be no power issues.
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#11 Edmond Fetue

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 08:56 PM

The batteries are 14V. And the power gets to it because the green power light it's on.
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