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October 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm #114425mesolimbicNAcMember
i’m new to the forum.
After years of wait,since i couldn’t afford a 7000, and sicne i liked it very mushc, I’ve bought an used GTR4000 in perfect working condition a couple of months ago.
The seller told me it worked fine and had the battery replaced recently.
I tested it and played with it for half an hour, it was completely fine.
Yesterday evening, after loading a factory preset, the unit freezed.Controls weren’t working.Seemed stuck on that preset..
I did turn it off. Waited a few minutes and turned it on again.The LCD screen went completely blank.I powered it off again.After 30 minutes,i turned it on again, now the screen was filled with somehting that looked like little fragments of letters.
So i shut it off again.
This morning i powered it on again, and the the display was working, but looked like it was broke in the middle,i.e. there was no alignment in the vertical dispostion of the letters.This problem affected both thecarachters belonging to the parameters of the programs and the ones of the intial self test.So i powered it offShow More...Show Less...
Again, after 20 mintues of pause, blank screen again.
I’ve tried the factory restore procedure( turning it on and pressing key #8) ,to no avail.Same with turning it on and pressing °5.
Last time i’ve tried, it is impossible to read anyhting on the screen, but the sounds seemed fine.Then ,after 5 minutes, the sound was freezed on the same preset again.That also led to no controls working, and also no soundlevel showing on the led indicators.
After shutting it down, and turn it on again, it worked fine.
I must add that the unit is encolsed in a 4 unit flight case, with just a small electrix repeater on the top of it.
Since it seems to be not only a display problem(maybe overheating?), do you have any suggestion?
Any help would be very appreciated.
October 23, 2017 at 7:45 pm #147483nickroseModeratorEventide Staff
Sorry, on a machine that old it could be almost anything. It sounds like either memory or power supply, but hard to narrow it down more than that.
You could try opening the top (with the power off) and wiggling any socketed chips or connectors.
October 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm #147486mesolimbicNAcMember
after a few attempts, i put the gtr4000 out of the 4 U flightcase it was sharin wit the Electrix Repeater,and it worked fine. I tried again,worked fine.Both the dispaly an the whol unit.Eve th initial check up procedure showed noting wrong
So i took the Repeater off the 4U flight case,and put only the Gtr4000 back in, just on the top, leavin the 2U rack space below it free.
Played for 40 minutes, loading different presests, no poblems whatsoever.
So either it was overheatin or the Repeater-that has a separate and not onboard power transformer- was affectin the Eventide some way, even when it was not turned on.
I’ll do few more tests during th week, thanks for your imput just the same.
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