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#1 Ed Moore

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:52 PM

Any ideas why my standard Archer monitor is suddenly refusing to see any signals? Have even tried plugging directly into the Video input on the back - just says NTSC - No Signal. There doesn't seem to be any way to toggle between "channels". The manual said something about "safety mode" which i tried toggling to no avail.

Big shoot tomorrow morning, your ideas appreciated!

Ed
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#2 Ed Moore

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:05 PM

Problem solved thanks to Robert Orf at Tiffen...

Had to jumper pins 3 and 4 to pins 5 and 6 on the connector board in the back of the monitor, effectively bypassing the frameline generator, which seems to have died and caused the problem.

Thank you Robert for your speedy diagnosis!

(Clearly now the monitor's a bit dodgy, I should probably upgrade the whole sled to an Ultra 2. It makes sense)
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#3 Ken Nguyen

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

Any ideas why my standard Archer monitor is suddenly refusing to see any signals? Have even tried plugging directly into the Video input on the back - just says NTSC - No Signal. There doesn't seem to be any way to toggle between "channels". The manual said something about "safety mode" which i tried toggling to no avail.

Big shoot tomorrow morning, your ideas appreciated!

Ed


Hi Ed,
Did you try to open the monitor and check at the back end of the connector?
If you are lucky, the connector has a cold or broken soldering.
Try to test it by using alligator clips to clamp directly to the cable connected to the connector.
Good luck!
Ken Nguyen.
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