No Power Up after Initial Assemby - Video Link


#1

Hello Friends,

I am desperate for help and I hope someone can assist me. Last weekend I assembled my OpenROV but I cannot get it to power up.

I tried the following suggested trouble shooting suggestions:

  1. Check your batteries make sure they are charged and having good contact with one another.
    [10.17 VDC on each tube, check on batteries and on the DB-25]

  2. Disassemble and reassemble your controller board (taking off beagle bone and homeplug and ethernet jumper) making sure they are plugged in.
    [I disassembled and reassembled as suggested]

  3. Make sure tether wires are in the topside box securely.[confirmed topside tether connections as suggested]

I also did the following as described in the link: http://youtu.be/f_9NFZDDp88

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I AM MISSING SOMETHING!! I am under a deadline for my underwater racing event.

ROV Serial Number: 1762
Type of Issue: Power Up Problem
Issue Description: I have everything assembled, when I plug the DB25 cable
in I see the lasers flash briefly then nothing else happens. I did try
plugging a USB cable into the Beagle board and I was able to get the Pilot
website to open but I could only see the camera, not other functions were
working. I have an event underwater racing event on March 13 - . http://vimeo.com/75658143
Was your ROV pre-assembled?: No


#2

Dave:

In the video you linked, I see that you don’t have a USB cable hooked to your topside box. This is necessary both to power the topside box and to turn the ROV on. See Dozuki guide #6 for OROV 2.7, step 17.

-W


#3

That was it, I feel pretty dumb. Thanks for your help, powered up immediately. Going back to READ the instructions and move onto the next step. Thanks!!


#4

After getting excited about seeing lights and ESC’s activating I don’t have any keyboard controls in OpenPilot. The lasers are on but the LEDS seem to be indicating a problem?? Also the camera is now up side down?? Here is a link http://youtu.be/x8s6j93gKdk

Thanks a million for your quick help,