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  1. NilsCA

    NilsCA Guest

    Hi

    I'm trying to setup my dsc 1616 system - did the wires, etc.

    Now ... if I turn on power the keypad (PK5501) shows the little keypad/
    finger symbol on the left and a unset clock to the right (with
    blinking colon)
    - - : - -

    Pressing any key on the keypad makes the clock go away ... it returns
    to - - : - - a couple of seconds later.

    If I press hash (#) for 2 seconds or so the keypad beeps 3 times and
    the little warning symbol lights up on the right (none of the 4
    symbols was one before), the little keypad/finger on the left
    disappears.

    Not typing anything the keypad returns to the state above.

    If I type star (*) or hash (#) I get another beep - the latter seems
    to return the keypad back into the state above ... it's weird and not
    at all what's expected.

    I've reset the the console via the bridge between PGM1+Z1 ... no
    change.

    Anyone know how to unwedge this?

    Thanks
    Nils
     
  2. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    All DSC products need to have the clock set when you first power them
    up. Enter *6, then your four digit master code, then 1, then the time
    (in 24 hour format) hh/mm then the date mm/dd/yy then "#" twice. Read
    the freakin' manual. :)
     
  3. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Maybe it IS rocket science after all.
     
  4. NilsCA

    NilsCA Guest

    Hi Frank
    thanks for the reply - yeah, I should have mentioned that I tried that
    already.

    I press

    * 6 1234 1 1212 121207 # #

    there's no beeps, no change in display, no acknowledgement at all, no
    change to the keypad showing the little program symbol on the left

    If I go

    hold # (3 short beeps, light goes on, programming symbol goes away)
    * 6 1234 1 1212 121207 # #

    then it beeps once somewhere during that sequence - light goes off,
    programming symbol appears again.

    I still get nothing - the keypad keeps on only showing the little prog
    system left

    [ ] - - : - -

    I fear there's something not right with the keypad. Any way to hard-
    reset it (tried the console as mentioned already)?

    Cheers and Thanks for trying
    Nils
     
  5. NilsCA

    NilsCA Guest

    Hmm, have to reply to myself - got some more info

    I've managed to unwedge the keypad by

    press # (beep) hold (3 beeps)
    press 1 (beep) hold (3 beeps)

    the programming symbol goes away and the keypad is as I'd expect. Set
    the clock, program a zone, test the system (*6 MMMM 4), door chime,
    etc. all works

    After 10 secs inactivity the panel switches back to showing the clock
    and keypad symbol on the left, doesn't take input, no door chime, no
    ready symbol.

    I've done all factory default resets [993-999] ... anyone have another
    good RTFM pointer I'm missing?

    Thanks a lot
    Nils
     
  6. NilsCA

    NilsCA Guest

  7. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon Guest

    another boat anchor



    --
    Crash Gordon
    -------ouch------

    <I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe>
    | Mark Leuck wrote:
    | > | >> Hi
    | >>
    | >> I'm trying to setup my dsc 1616 system - did the wires, etc.
    | >>
    | >> Now ... if I turn on power the keypad (PK5501) shows the little
    | >> keypad/ finger symbol on the left and a unset clock to the right
    | >> (with blinking colon)
    | >> - - : - -
    | >>
    | >> Pressing any key on the keypad makes the clock go away ... it returns
    | >> to - - : - - a couple of seconds later.
    | >>
    | >> If I press hash (#) for 2 seconds or so the keypad beeps 3 times and
    | >> the little warning symbol lights up on the right (none of the 4
    | >> symbols was one before), the little keypad/finger on the left
    | >> disappears.
    | >>
    | >> Not typing anything the keypad returns to the state above.
    | >>
    | >> If I type star (*) or hash (#) I get another beep - the latter seems
    | >> to return the keypad back into the state above ... it's weird and not
    | >> at all what's expected.
    | >>
    | >> I've reset the the console via the bridge between PGM1+Z1 ... no
    | >> change.
    | >>
    | >> Anyone know how to unwedge this?
    | >
    | > Yea get someone who knows what they are doing and can read
    | > instructions to work on it
    |
    | Maybe it IS rocket science after all.
    |
    | --
    | js
    |
    | - The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
    | ( Also, the harder they bite, punch, and kick.)
    |
    |
     
  8. alarman

    alarman Guest

    We need to read up because you programmed the keypad with an invalid
    partition assignment?


    js
     
  9. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Fat-fingering: <slang>
    1. Tinkering with electrical/mechanical devices without the slightest
    inkling of what one is doing.
    2. Rendering said equipment inoperative through direct action in spite of
    gross ignorance.
     
  10. motley me

    motley me Guest

    Sounds like you have the keypad set as a global keypad.
    Set the address to 11.

    It's in the manual
     
  11. NilsCA

    NilsCA Guest

    After 10 secs inactivity the panel switches back to showing the clock
    yes, that's the trick - thanks for your helpful post motley me

    Cheers
    Nils
     
  12. NilsCA

    NilsCA Guest

    Hey alarmman
    I'm in a good mood so I'll spell it out for you:

    yes, I'm a newbie who had a question - I got friendly help to try to
    diagnose it (in the end I found the solution myself actually)

    you on the other hand don't like to help newbies, as a matter of fact
    you don't keep it for yourself but make that perfectly clear with your
    snotty answer; apparently you think you're an "expert of some sorts"
    while your diagnosis ends up being wrong ... wow

    That leaves me as a newbie and you as a pretty unfriendly person who
    doesn't know it all even though you're full of yourself ... maybe you
    can still lighten up a bit, help some old lady across the street, make
    some friends, sharpen your skills - good luck

    Cheers
    Nils
     
  13. NilsCA

    NilsCA Guest

    sorry, another follow up :)

    I mixed you up - you didn't provide any solution at all actually. So
    please scratch
    you can keep your expert hat and don't read up. Only your unhelpful,
    snotty attitude to work on ;)

    Cheers
    Nils
     
  14. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Hey, dumbass
    The fact remains you don't know what the **** you're doing, didn't RTFM, and
    misprogrammed the system. You gonna deny that now?
    Then, you told me that I needed to read up. What a laugh.

    I'm willing to help anyone who isn't so lazy that they can't read the
    instructions. You are typical of a lot of the losers who blow in here and
    want your hand held, then get mad when you're taken to task for being a
    complete idiot. Software/network/computer guy...right.
     
  15. alarman

    alarman Guest

    Still not reading before you act I see. Maybe you need to work on that.
     
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