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The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook by Brad Schiller

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Troubleshooting

As the programmer of the show, you are generally not responsible for the working order of the fixtures. However, there are many times when it is necessary for you to troubleshoot the problem to help the technicians determine the exact nature of the problem. In addition, since you are the one “driving the car,” all data-related problems always point back to you and the console. For example, if a light is acting sporadically and randomly blacking out, this could be related to data lines, the console, the fixture itself, or even the programming. What follows are some common problems and troubleshooting procedures that you will ...

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