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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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 - posted 12-08-2015 03:57 PM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This has been discussed a bit in other threads but probably deserves its own.

Barco has just issued an Info-T and is joining the ranks with NEC (and I'll wager Christie is soon to follow if they don't have a bulletin out already) to change the ICP battery every 5-years.

Since we are at 5-years on the first series 2 projectors with ICPs, I bet the problems are just now starting to show up.

You might as well start stocking up on the BR2330 coin type batteries if you have a bunch of DLP series 2 machines.

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Marco Giustini
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 - posted 12-08-2015 05:10 PM      Profile for Marco Giustini   Email Marco Giustini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
yeah, interesting that it came up just now!
So in the end there's no issues with soldering?

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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 - posted 12-08-2015 05:52 PM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That is the "other" device. The battery the Info-T deals with is just the normal Clock battery...they also don't mention that it has anything to do with the certificate...just that the clock will reset.

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Carsten Kurz
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I assume there is no warning mechanism other than your own schedule for changing that battery?

- Carsten

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Dave Macaulay
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Barco could revise the Series II 4-year maintenance tasks to include replacing the battery. They could revise the projector software and Communicator to add a 5-year reminder for the battery. Or, do nothing?

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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 - posted 12-09-2015 05:58 AM      Profile for Steve Guttag   Email Steve Guttag   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah...I'd like to see it part of the "D" maintenance...I'm sure that the cost of the battery wouldn't tip the scales as compared to the water pump!

Then again, I wish there was a means to set the intervals of A and B since some booths run cleaner/dirtier than others. While I'm at it...have thermal thresholds that immediately put up a YELLOW tail light that filters need to be cleaned.

Note, I've put in a request to have a configuration where one could specify the subnet that the projectors should be on so that Communicator always "finds" them. I hear it is under review. As such, it will probably be given more credibility that it is desired if MORE people make such a request.

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Danial Simmonds
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 - posted 12-14-2015 06:16 AM      Profile for Danial Simmonds   Author's Homepage   Email Danial Simmonds   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Christie does have it stated to be replaced every 5 years in a document somewhere, i seen it ages ago.

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