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    i have Quibica's OVR program (rather old i know) and for some reason the program is stating that there is an error on four of my lanes after i have replaced the equipment that caused the errors. My VDB box, F-box, and Camera board have been replaced. The initial boot up is fine and the program loads up well but when i go to open the lanes for bowling they are shaded and say error. i can manually bypass this and turn on the lanes but i then have to manually keep score. any help would be much appreciated.

    things i have tried to remedy the problem:

    check and replace all com lines for shortages
    replaced a VDB box
    replaces T-vision camera board
    rebooted main computer
    scanned and cleaned main computer (checking for virus')
    unplugged all wiring to main computer and reconnected as to check for loose connections.

  • #2
    Can I ask what "OVR program" is? Never heard the term.

    Marty - Pro Bowl West
    56 Jap A-2's Qubica VDB's
    2 Kustodian Walkers


    • #3
      I would call it the grandfather of Conqueror. Circa early to mid 90's. I am trying to find out what OVR stands for. Here's a screenshot from the manual.
      Attached Files

      Billy T
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      • #4
        Something you could try: Unplug VDB, unplug com line connecting VDB to other VDBs and front desk. Boot VDB with com line unplugged. If VDB boots with no errors, go to bowlers keypad and type O for open to start one lane or L for league to start the pair in pair game. This works in Conqueror and is called standalone mode. It's used for installations without a front desk computer. If this lane pair works okay in standalone you can check the network cables.


        • #5
          If standalone works you might have a VDB address issue. If two VDBs are assigned to the same lane pair or if a lane pair has no VDB addressed to it, you will see the pair or pairs in error as you describe. You can check the VDB address when you boot a VDB by watching the monitor screens. Lanes 1 and 2 will show 1L and 1R after the VDB serial number at the top of the screen during boot. Lanes 3 and 4 will show 2L and 2R, lanes 15 and 16 will show 8L and 8R, etc.


          • #6
            I absolutely agree with badwrench. Wrong VDB address can cause this issue. It's like the camera in the open lane is trying to send info to the old VDB address which is not there anymore and instead located at a different lane. It's like improperly addressed mail causing a return to sender(error).


            • #7
              how many network lines are you using? also check the resistor on the end of the line


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