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#274449 - 2018-03-22 06:22 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Laserblues2]
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It is most likely the power supply as already discussed, have a read of this wiki document on G68 PSU replacement if it scares you then you need to find a friend or a repair shop to do it for you.


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#274450 - 2018-03-22 07:40 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Ratbert]
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May also be worth getting connectors and cards checked that they are still seated properly. Wont be the first time that something previously working didn't after being transported.


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#274452 - 2018-03-22 13:02 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Ian]
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Happy to get a friend to help - just wanted to show the guy I bought it from the issue so he doesn't think I'm just trying it on. Will try again tomorrow and just video whatever it does.

Will open it up and take a look smile

Thanks for the advice and help, sorry for lots of questions.


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#274794 - 2018-04-05 04:25 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Laserblues2]
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Massive thank you to SteveM! Managed to get the G68 up & running again last night!! Relieved to discover nothing else is damaged, thank you so much for your time & advice!


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#274795 - 2018-04-05 07:40 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Laserblues2]
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And the problem was? PSU?


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#274830 - 2018-04-06 06:41 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Laserblues2]
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Curious too, did you replace the ps or tweak it?


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#274879 - 2018-04-07 10:01 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Struttmaster]
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Yes, replaced the PSU & all has been so far!

Just been trying to get the comms ports to work to use the configuration software. The RS232 never worked so ended up using a USB cable which has worked but can’t access the HD621. Wondering if there’s really any value in connecting to it as the G68 seems capable of doing everything?!

So grateful for all the replies & advice on here, and Steve’s help has been amazing!


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#274880 - 2018-04-07 11:16 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Laserblues2]
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Are you sure the serial cable you were using was a null modem cable? Did you allocate a comms port to it?


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#274906 - 2018-04-07 21:59 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: dpstjp]
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Not sure, it’s a Unitek Y-105 USB to serial cable. I’ll check and see, as that would make most sense that the cable had a problem


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#274916 - 2018-04-08 08:32 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Laserblues2]
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No mention in the spec that it has (rare feature) integrated null modem (crossover) capabilities so suspect that you need an additional 'null modem' cable to internally crossover tx/rx.


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#274969 - 2018-04-09 14:58 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Ian]
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Cool - thanks!

Do I just need a null modem cable, or do I need another USB to RS232 cable? (Sorry newbie with all this stuff.)

Would one of these be ok?

Maybe this VIDEK ONE?


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#274987 - 2018-04-09 22:45 Re: G68 switching on & off? [Re: Laserblues2]
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Just adding a NULL modem cable into the chain should be fine.

Can never be 100% certain but that VIDEK one should do the job.

Regards,
Carl


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