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Reged: 05/27/08

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Press Press
      #5954719 - 07/04/13 12:52 PM

After I turn on the scope the autostar says "PRESS PRESS". Took it apart looking at the key switches. Any ideas?

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VAvW
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Reged: 05/07/07

Loc: the Netherlands
Re: Press Press new [Re: ones]
      #5954812 - 07/04/13 01:57 PM

Kev,

The controller's software controls the display, so a software glitch is more likely than a hardware issue... unless a hardware issue is causing interference somewhere.

If you can get past the PRESS PRESS message and into the menus, try a reset. If you can't, try starting up in safe mode by holding the Enter and scroll down button (not to be confused with the slew down button) while starting up. Then attempt a reset.

Good luck,


Victor


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Re: Press Press new [Re: VAvW]
      #5954947 - 07/04/13 03:45 PM

Victor, I did and it gave me:
FLASH LOAD 3.0
READY
Could not get past this stage.


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OzAndrewJ
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Re: Press Press new [Re: ones]
      #5955027 - 07/04/13 05:15 PM

Gday Kev

What you are seeing is the scope going into its handbox key test routine. The screen should really show "Press" "Enter", but due to a bug it repeats Press Press for each key.
That said, the way this gets triggered is via hardware, and requires that the rs232 Tx and Rx lines are connected by a loopback plug when the scope is booted up, ie they are shorted to each other.
In your case, ( if nothing is pluggged into the rs232 socket at boot ), it sounds like the Tx and Rx lines may be shorting inside the Hbx socket. Have a look inside the socket for crossed pins or something shorting out. Also, if you have an rs232 plug, maybe try inserting and removing that a few times ( unpowered ) to see if it resets the springloaded pins in the socket.

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia


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VAvW
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Re: Press Press new [Re: OzAndrewJ]
      #5959228 - 07/07/13 04:34 PM

What luck Kev?

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