- Are there multiple scoreboards involved that are not turning on and
are not radio operated? If so:
Possible Cause #1
- A wrong Control Console Code has been entered and as a result, data is
being sent that is designed to run a different scoreboard. This problem
is especially possible if you own a Daktronics Allsport 5000 Control
Console and an LED scoreboard. Solution - Turn Control Console off and
back on and enter correct code.
Possible Cause #2
- Control Console malfunction. As a result, the console is not
outputting data or the data being sent is corrupted. Verify by checking
the output voltage (Daktronics 9-12 DC volts & Fairplay 1.5-5 DC
volts). Verify: Do you have a second control console stashed away?
Use the second console to verify. Solution: Order an exchange console
from ScoreboardDepot.com or send your console to ScoreboardDepot.com for
repair (please call 585-739-4651 to arrange for repair).
Possible Cause #3
- Signal Cable with quarter inch phono plugs on both ends is damaged and
not allowing data to flow from your control console to the scoreboard.
Verify by taking a continuity test on the cable (tip to tip & 2nd level
to 2nd level). Verify by plugging cable into control console and
checking for correct voltage on the other end tip & 2nd level
(Daktronics 9-12 DC volts & Fairplay 1.5-5 DC volts). Solution: Order
new signal cable from Scoreboard Depot.com.
Possible Cause #4
- Quarter inch female phono plug on wall plate is damaged or shorted.
Verify by removing wall plate and examining the backside. Is the female
phono plug contacts making good contact with the male phono plug
contacts? Look for bent contacts, shorted wires, broken solder, etc.
Solution: Repair 1/4 " female phono plug contacts, bend them to make
good contact with male plug, resolder contacts, repair shorted wiring,
Possible Cause #5
- Breakers or Disconnects have been coincidentally turned off to both
scoreboards. Solution: Turn Breakers or Disconnects back on.
There are other causes of this problem. We've attempted to list some of
the most obvious. Please feel free to call Scoreboard Depot for further