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Darien

Hey Look At My P5S!

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Not sure If I've seen anyone else do this but I ordered some 1/16 scan 5mm LEDs instead of 2.5mm.  like the "Giant Dots" displays that are available.

As you can see there's some problems with the panels and I was going to refrain from sharing until I got new panels and a new speaker panel done but since I'm having replacement problems I figured I'd share.

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Coke can for scale

 

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They're HUGE

 

As you can see I have a dead pixel, a constantly on red column, and two lines that are being duplicated from elsewhere I'm trying to get them exchanged so I'm not stuck like this but I don't think the seller understands I don't want to pay twice as much return shipping as I paid for the panels.
 

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May be the cablelength.

Try to make the cable to the display as short as possible.

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I will say one thing for having them that large. I finally like "Video Mode" in games... I always thought it was kind of dumb, distracting, and dull. I set off video mode on IJ earlier and actually felt like I was playing something cool.
 

Those are ginormous, they'd be great as a topper!

That was my original idea. The board I got from Sacha has two hub75s. I was going with Standard 2.5mm where they belong and 5mm on top but that's where my flasher bar currently is. So I thought i'd see how blinding it was as a regular DMD.

 

 

May be the cablelength.
Try to make the cable to the display as short as possible.

I think the panel is just busted. As soon as I apply any power to it that redline comes on.  I tried pretty much anything I could think of bigger power supply, Multiple cables... Swapping the panel order.  That's on a long cable but I tried a short one (like the panel to panel kind) and I had the same result.   I'm not really a solder-level tech but it seems to me like some kind of logic fault is happening "after" that line.

this is blank.ppm:
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This was the result when I swapped them

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If anyone has any ideas I'd be dying to try because I'm having a hell of a time getting a replacement/refund on them.

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I will say one thing for having them that large. I finally like "Video Mode" in games... I always thought it was kind of dumb, distracting, and dull. I set off video mode on IJ earlier and actually felt like I was playing something cool.

 

That was my original idea. The board I got from Sacha has two hub75s. I was going with Standard 2.5mm where they belong and 5mm on top but that's where my flasher bar currently is. So I thought i'd see how blinding it was as a regular DMD.

 

 

I think the panel is just busted. As soon as I apply any power to it that redline comes on.  I tried pretty much anything I could think of bigger power supply, Multiple cables... Swapping the panel order.  That's on a long cable but I tried a short one (like the panel to panel kind) and I had the same result.   I'm not really a solder-level tech but it seems to me like some kind of logic fault is happening "after" that line.

this is blank.ppm:

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This was the result when I swapped them

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If anyone has any ideas I'd be dying to try because I'm having a hell of a time getting a replacement/refund on them.

There is a short somewhere on the RED drive in that column. The very bright LED in that lit colomn either has a short turning the red on hard or there is a drive short in the feed circuit for red..  Either way there is a short on the board.. Id say that this would be causing the lit extra lines also..

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Not sure If I've seen anyone else do this but I ordered some 1/16 scan 5mm LEDs instead of 2.5mm.  like the "Giant Dots" displays that are available.

As you can see there's some problems with the panels and I was going to refrain from sharing until I got new panels and a new speaker panel done but since I'm having replacement problems I figured I'd share.

attachicon.gif20160312_003728.jpg

 

Coke can for scale

 

attachicon.gif10311287_1677528305860108_1308789395_n.jpg

They're HUGE

 

As you can see I have a dead pixel, a constantly on red column, and two lines that are being duplicated from elsewhere I'm trying to get them exchanged so I'm not stuck like this but I don't think the seller understands I don't want to pay twice as much return shipping as I paid for the panels.

 

 

Ooh - Need a link for those please Darien ;):)

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