3 LEDS flashing. M15 unresponsive.

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  1. Tov Belling

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    Hi all.
    After behaving fine for several hours went to boot up after a short break and the 3 LEDS just flash and Movi is limp. Tablet connects and says IMU error. Movi was on the stand the whole time. Tried several batteries and checked that all cables were seated including under the switch cover. Any ideas....big TV series and the whole crew is watching!
     
  2. Leopoldo Tamargo

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    Did you switch out the cable that goes out from the bottom of the camera tray?
     
  3. Tov Belling

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    Going to try it right now...
     
  4. jim mundell

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    Sorry, what cable are you talking about?
     
  5. Tov Belling

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    Its the IMU cable I think. The one that goes through the loom to the power switch.
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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  7. Tov Belling

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    I have done exactly that Andy.
    I let you all know what it was when we find out.
    Thanks
     
  8. Tov Belling

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    Hi all.
    This issue is fixed for now, without a trip to freefly.
    Although support was great and prompt, living in Australia makes me want to check everything twice before shipping to USA for repairs.
    Had a local electronics guy look at the IMU and spare, no problems.
    I had decided to film the screen of the Tablet for Freely support to see, when I noticed that it was scrolling through all of the errors in the corner: GPS bad, compass bad, accelerometer bad, etc. Then I remembered that ‘Motion Booting’ bypasses all of these self tests on start up. So I enabled ‘Motion Booting' and tried booting it up again. It worked!! Started up just fine and performed flawlessly. I couldn’t believe it. I then reverted back and turned off ‘Motion Booting’. it booted up fine! As of today it has been shut down and started at least 20 times, no problem.
    Yes there was a bit of happy dancing...
    What now though. Will it keep working...
    Thanks, and I hope that this helps someone else at 3am with the whole crew staring over their shoulders.
    T
     
  9. Phil Macdonald

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    oh god I totally hate it when that happens.....you have a 1st asking how long and you're like erm, yup, give me a couple of mins!! glad you got it sorted in the end!!
     

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