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Old 29th October 2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default DCX2496 locked up

I have an almost brand new DCX2496 crossover.
I had used it a few times, using AES/EBU input from a DEQ2496(with a Toslink input for DEQ).
It was hard to use as the signal levels were high and there is really no way to control volume.
So I have ordered an 8 channel volume control.MSB DACs (wish it was balanced)
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I was going through the setup, getting ready for use with the Volume control and the DCX suddenly locked up.
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The main screen is totally white (or blue, all pixels are full bright) and the left channel input display and channel 1 output display blinks all their led's dimly on and off at about 1 Hz.
I can not get the unit to do anything else.
There was no connectors plugged into the DEQ except the power cord at the time.
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I have heard that plugs on flat cables can be a problem.
Is there anything else that i should look for. A reset procedure?
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I tried letting it sit, unplugged for 24 hours but it has not changed.
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I have been using the DEQ since May 2012 (Toslink from Sat. Rcvr or S/PDIF from CD/DVD for input, Analog out through an ART CleanBox Pro) to a mixing board with an active crossover and I am pleased with how well it works.
I am not totally sure of the accuracy of the ECM microphone, but the DEQ is good.
It has not experienced even a slight hiccup, it works great every time I turn it on.
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Any ideas, that does not involve my Redhawk 44?

Thanks in advance,

Dave
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Old 29th October 2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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I haven't purchased a DCX2496 in years, and then always brand new for warranty. I've gotten back to back units that needed replacement. I got all too good, and tired of being a Behringer QC bunny. Good news seems that if a unit makes it past a week, it will keep on keeping on.

If your unit isn't that kind of new, best of luck. Slap it before you shoot it.

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Old 29th October 2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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Default DCX2496 Freezes

I just found this, on this forum.
I could not find anything useful with the search function, but I Googled "DCX2496 Freezes" and was directed to a thread with a post by "Sabbelbacke" on 13th May, 2011 where he says (I did a reset when restarting, to be safe... (press both page buttons simultaniously while switching on)).
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I will try this tonight when I get home.
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If not, Parts Express told me to "not open it up" as this will void the warranty.
They gave me an RMA number to return it if I can not get it working.

Dave

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