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12 Tips for Christmas – Week 7

Do regular maintenance on your rig

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At Jands we sometimes receive support requests from customers who believe their console isn’t working correctly. However, after some investigation, we often discover that the problem lies elsewhere in the rig. Most of the time, these problems can be prevented by performing regular maintenance on your lighting equipment.

Each rig is unique and for that reason all items within the rig should have routine maintenance schedules. We recommend consulting the product user manuals for the major items in your rig. However, we also have a few helpful tips, found below:

  • Tidy up cable runs to ensure that cables are easy to trace and access should you need to in a hurry.
  • Make sure cables are correctly labelled. Correct labelling ensures that they can be easily identified in an emergency.
  • Inspect and test cables. Make sure that there are no small nicks in the outer casings and connectors are not loose. Make sure that the sockets they connect with are clear of debris and are not loose.
  • Check lamp life hours where applicable and make any changes as necessary.
  • Check all nuts and bolts on any trusses and lighting bars are secure and not showing signs of wear.
  • Clean your consoles and external screens as per instructions in the user manual and check all connections.

Video Tip 7 – Editing the Home Preset

Video Tip 7
By editing the Home preset you can set new default position, colour, beam or other feature values for individual or groups of fixtures. Learn how in this video.

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One response to “12 Tips for Christmas – Week 7”

  1. Davide says:

    Hello everyone
    you can do a hardware test console
    buttons, faders. etc

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