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by forum_admin
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Warning symbol

This is classic symptoms for a slow / sticky iris. Over time the motor lubricant comes out and spreads across the leaves of the iris, combines with bits of dust and makes up a sort of glue. It is a fairly easy fix as described above to get it apart and clean up between the iris leaves, no new parts ...
by forum_admin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Warning symbol

Well done sir !

:D :D :D

regards
Bill
by forum_admin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Warning symbol

Picture below (forum now fixed) Blurry could simply be out of focus, and looking at a hot thing closes the iris and improved depth of field. Did the front elements housing go back OK, did you move the screw in the side at all ? The iris movement should run from one sensor 'gate' blocked (ie full ope...
by forum_admin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: serial port speed (baud rate)
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: serial port speed (baud rate)

The Fischer connectors are expensive, but the rest is easy with 3 wires and a 9 pin D.
You'd need a SE102A054 or similar (5 pin 102 series).

A link to the pinout for the serial cable

http://www.fire-tics.co.uk/forumimages/ ... acable.gif

Bill
by forum_admin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Warning symbol

Image of the top of the lens. You have to free these two screws to get the iris leaves out. What has usually happened is that the lubrication in the motor leaches out and flows between the leaves it also picks up some 'grot' and basically sticks them together. Clean them with IPA / white spirit etc ...
by forum_admin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Warning symbol

Hi Alex, This is easily repairable, as long as you get all the screws out OK. There's a lot to get out and they are your main difficulty as they are exposed to all the water etc. 4 at the sides if you have side straps. Big crossheads 8 front, 8 back to get the handles off 2mm Hex I think 14 around t...
by forum_admin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Warning symbol

Hi Alex, This is the lens iris getting stuck. The humidity readings are very good. The lens fail is cleared each time the camera turns on, until the next time it does not operate fast enough. The logic behind the '1' and the warning is that if the iris has been trying to close (or open) for 'too lon...
by forum_admin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Warning symbol
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Warning symbol

Hi Alex, Have you got a computer lead with it to get the 'status report' out ? The software is on the Argus 3 page here if you do not have the CD, might need an older PC though. If you can get it then post it and I'll decode it for you. Otherwise by far the most likely is the iris sticking. You can ...
by forum_admin
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: Replacement Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Replacement Batteries

As noted on the Argus3 page here, there is a problem in obtaining spare batteries. Despite using commercial camcorder rechargeable batteries, the fitment inside the camera makes it fussy over the exact type. On camcorders the battery is not in a tight pocket but clips to the rear in an exposed posit...
by forum_admin
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Argus3
Topic: serial port speed (baud rate)
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: serial port speed (baud rate)

There should not be a fundamental difference in the software, but you may have a Baud rate issue that fixed itself with the installation of v3.0

Pictures over serial were painfully slow at 9600 Baud.

regards
Bill