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SD 633 frozen?


kevcarlson
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Hi,

I put in a CF card in my 633 mixer, it was a Transcend 32G (older) card that has never been used on the mixer.  And before I could even navigate to format, it froze the mixer, the screen is on, but won't react to buttons etc.  I removed power and took out AAs and turned off, and the screen is still on!  

Any recommendations on what to do?  I'm surprised how long the screen has been lit up with no batteries...

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Just now, Michael Manzke said:

Have you tried to do a forced power down? If not: hold the menu button for 5 seconds until the TC LED stops flashing and power it back up.

That seemed to work!  Thank you.  Now we'll see how she acts on the power up...

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My CF reader on my 633 that I bought used is compromised. Sucks because I got it from someone on this forum without any notice of this obvious issue. It will need a trip back to the factory. I tried firmware, new cf cards and hard reset. It works fine with just an SD card, but after a little while, a CF card locks it up. It will work in short spurts but locks up sooner or later. 

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23 hours ago, Dalton Patterson said:

My CF reader on my 633 that I bought used is compromised. Sucks because I got it from someone on this forum without any notice of this obvious issue. It will need a trip back to the factory. I tried firmware, new cf cards and hard reset. It works fine with just an SD card, but after a little while, a CF card locks it up. It will work in short spurts but locks up sooner or later. 

Shoot, @Dalton Patterson, I hope that's not what mine is dealing with.  Once I got a card that I was able to format in the machine it seems to work as  normal.  Also, when I tried it with a card formatted for a camera and it froze, I think it was on original firmware.  I hope updating that will also help.

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I had my 633 freeze on me while I was on a shoot in Panama. Unfortunately it was right before our hero interview for the piece. In a mad scramble, I resorted to plugging the SR receiver directly into the camera, setting the camera to Auto and hoped for the best.🤞🏻 Luckily, it worked out.
 

I had paid for cellular service in Central America and during the interview I researched the issue and by the end of the end of it I had diagnosed the 633 malfunction and was able to do a hard restart and continue the rest of the shoot without issue.

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I've seen a handful of 633's with issues, lately, including the unit freezing up with the screen going screwy(requiring a hard reset) and sections/ends of recordings disappearing.  A little on the disconcerting side, especially as how this is still such a widespread, workhorse unit.

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