I may just be the new guy buuuut…

Why? Why does a burned out Evertz VIP multi-viewer card smell like sightly burnt pancake syrup?! The card won’t show any signs of life upon receiving +12vdc power from the Evertz Multiframe. It’s gonna go back for some tender loving care at the factory.

We’ve had a rash of failures on these boards as of late and that makes life interesting when there are a LOT of them in service throughout the facility.

The soundtrack for pondering this nonsense is below.

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One horribly expensive short stack.
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Audio input section. The card can take audio from all the incoming sources.
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Something down in this area smells like pancakes. This is between two of the three cards.
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Strangest. Flapjack. Ever.

Thanks to Shane Toven for revealing the likely underlying cause of all the failsauce: cooling!

Evertz 7700 frame: cooling is via two small fans on the back.
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Newer 7800FR-QT frame: this is apparently the low noise version. The 7800FR has the same design as above but the -QT gives you this wonderful front panel:

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It's like a gust front in your rack.

Guess which one I like better? 😉

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