Ghostly green flashing...?

VGA / HDMI over Cat5/6 - PS/2 / FireWire / USB Extenders
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piran
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by piran » Fri May 10, 2013 4:27 pm
Lindy Wireless Extender for HDMI #38122

There is a ghostly green flashing faintly visible through
the ventilation slots of the upper half of the transmitter unit
during standby. The receiver does not exhibit this behaviour.
This indicator does not seem to be documented.
What is its function?

 

LINDY Shippers
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by LINDY Shippers » Tue May 14, 2013 9:56 am
Hi,

Both transmitter and receiver have surface mount LEDs on the board for development / testing purposes. These are normally sync or data transmission LEDs.

I will look in to your standby IR problem shortly, as I've not seen this behavior before.

Chris

 

piran
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by piran » Wed May 15, 2013 2:17 am
>>Both transmitter and receiver have surface mount LEDs on the board for development / testing purposes.
My point being that such detail is undocumented... giving
unnecessary rise to undue concern - particularly in strange
circumstances. (see other post)

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>>I will look in to your standby IR problem shortly, as I've not seen this behavior before.
The equipment, to which the IR passthrough's failure-to-launch
alludes, is being delivered and installed elsewhere on Friday.
I will take all the remote controllers that halfway work with your
bugged equipment. The destination uses re-programmable
remote controllers for simplicity & due to rabid technophobia.
At that location both attributes are fortunate and helpful!

I purchased a second unit at the same time. I presume it has
the same bug and can therefore continue with any proper fixes
you offer after I return from Friday's expedition.

And thank you for NOT responding with the usual 'send it back'...
which is probably (?) not going to be all that fruitful.

 

LINDY Shippers
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by LINDY Shippers » Wed May 15, 2013 9:14 am
My point being that such detail is undocumented... giving
unnecessary rise to undue concern - particularly in strange
circumstances. (see other post)
It is common for units to have undocumented LEDs that are internal to the unit and are not helpful to the average user. We would not include anything like this in the user manual, especially since its internal and has no external indicator.
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The IP at the moment is 178.18.116.202, but it is on shared / remote hosting so could change at any time. You can change this behavior in your profile settings if you wish to remove notifications.
I purchased a second unit at the same time. I presume it has
the same bug and can therefore continue with any proper fixes
you offer after I return from Friday's expedition.
Unless the first is faulty (which it doesn't sound like it is) then this should behave exactly the same way.
And thank you for NOT responding with the usual 'send it back'...
which is probably (?) not going to be all that fruitful.
Even if we do find the incompatibility, we would have to wait until the factory also identifies the problem and provides a fix, which could takes weeks / months. So a return might still be on the cards.

 

piran
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by piran » Wed May 15, 2013 4:47 pm
>> especially since its internal and has no external indicator.
Well, it has external indication ...I can see it but the manual/PDF
contains no explanation. That omission should be addressed.

>>The IP at the moment is 178.18.116.202, but it is on shared / remote hosting
Yes, there are about 110 others on that IP. I already had the
covering /20 IP range whitelisted but haven't received those
forum notifications. Must be some other block somewhere.

>>Even if we do find the incompatibility
They may not have all the ingredients whereas I'm here
on the spot, is there some diagnostic back door that I
can use to help isolate your kit's failure-to-launch
using its IR passthrough?
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