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PRO I Lemo... A quick shoutout and heads up


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#1 David George Ellis

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 01:21 PM

Just wanna go on record...

Thank you Afton (you know, the SteadiShots guy), for taking the time to look over and repair busted solderings on my lower junction box. I had a fit on Saturday night shooting a live event. Having your rig go down on a Saturday night is probably the worst time of day to have failures. I sucked it up, called to cry to a buddy of mine and finished the night.

The next day, took the rig apart, and found the problem. Two wires had separated from the Lemo and I couldn't power my upper box. I was suggested to call someone who may be able to help. That was Afton Grant. He graciously let me come over on a Sunday evening and properly diagnosed the situation and went right to work. Even offered me a Spaten brew. In a matter of minutes, the red light on my Bartech was firing up. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

So once again, thank you, Afton. And PRO I owners, if you have an issue striking your peripherals, you may want to look at the bottom-side of your lemo connector on the battery base if you've tried everything else. Now I've got to try to put this thing back together after getting attacked by a feral kitten I was trying to save in my building. And yes, they are strong enough to bite through your fingernail. Mystery solved! Little bastard...
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 03:53 PM

David,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you mentioned that this problem was caused from rotating your battery hanger one too many times on the post. I bring this up because it has happened to others. If you must rotate your post to place it in the sled case, be sure to always do it in the same direction, then rotate it back in the reverse direction. Avoid it if you can though.

Cheers,
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#3 David George Ellis

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:23 PM

David,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you mentioned that this problem was caused from rotating your battery hanger one too many times on the post.



Oh yeah, the matter behind the art. I was trying to retrain the cable to keep the centerpost compact. That consequently caused me to turn the battery hanger and torque the wires out from underneath. I'll never do that again. Thanks for the painful reminder. All in the hopes of learning.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for the thanks, bro. It was not a problem at all. I'm glad we could get you back up and running, and enjoy some friendly conversation while doing so. It was great of you to open up and tell of your newfound relationship with Mr. George Takei. May you, your sled and Mr. Sulu live long and prosper.
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