ICIMACS for the Wise Observatory 2Kx2K Camera: Troubleshooting

11/20/97 : JAM

(ICIMACS = Instrument Control and Image Acquisition System


Check the status lights on the monochrome monitors. They should be exactly
as shown on the ICIMACS Startup procedure. If not, follow the procedure
below that corresponds to the problem:

+DISK
Not an error. Don't sweat it.

-SEQUENCER
First attempt: Type "+seq" at the IC keyboard. Try to take an exposure. If
it reverts to -SEQ...

Second attempt: Check the fiber cables on the back of the IC and on the head
electronics box. Repeat first attempt.

Third attempt: Turn off power to IC. Remove IC cover. The sequencer is the
third card from the bottom. Make sure it is firmly seated in
its slot. GENTLY make sure the small connectors off the top
of the board are firmly seated. Leave the cover off the IC.
Follow the system restart procedure.

IE BUSY
Don't attempt anything. This seems to be OK.

-BURST
Type "+BURST" at the IC keyboard

FROZEN
Type "THAW" at the IC keyboard

CONCISE
This is not an error; it indicates that communications through the serial port will not be echoed to the screen. During debugging VERBOSE mode can be useful. If desired, type "VERBOSE" at the IC keyboard

+DEBUG
First attempt: Type "-DEBUG" at the IC keyboard

Second Attempt: Type "DEBUG 0" at the IC keyboard


Imaging Sciences Laboratory
Revised: November 20, 1997 [jam]