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Help! It may be dead

Post by mrmikewhite2010 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:49 pm

Hi all, I hope you can help. Fired up our system one day and we could not talk with our bcs controller. Sorry for the long winded but this is what we have tried.

Our 3 year old setup all of a sudden would no longer connect to the BCS controller. Checked the network IP and saw no issues. After multiple attempts at connecting we decided to restart initial setup as an attempt to get everything back up and running. Started by resetting up the router in client mode and with using the BCS finder could never get that IP address to pull anything up. Again after multiple attempts doing that still no success. So then tried setting up the router in AP mode to use as a stand alone router. Seemed successful as it immediately saw the computer and set it as 192.168.0.100 in the client list, so then moved to finding the BCS. Restarted the router with the BCS unplugged. Plugged BCS back in but it never showed up on the client list. Again tried this multiple times with no success. Tried going to 192.168.0.101 as that should be the next assigned IP and still nothing. PLEASE HELP. With this beautiful piece of equipment hanging on our wall staring at up we have been reduced to analog brewing.

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by oakbarn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:46 pm

What model? What firmware? Do you have a backup? Have you tried a power cycle? Simply remove power. If that does not work、try a reset to defaults. (You will lose your programming)

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by oakbarn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:48 pm

If it is a 482, and you do a power cycle , ALL outs may turn ON when you do a power cycle!

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by mrmikewhite2010 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:50 pm

Its a 460

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by mrmikewhite2010 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:52 pm

But Power cycle and reset had no change

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by JonW » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:16 pm

Hard to follow what all you've done. Just do a full reset plugged into a router to get a DHCP address. So many things are network dependent. Just do DHCP on a router and it takes many other variables out of the equation.

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by mrmikewhite2010 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:54 am

Removed the BSC controller, found a reset button, no change. The top link router in the unit is still working properly.

Any ideas?

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by JonW » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:26 am

You need to press and hold the reset for over 10 seconds. What does this mean: "The top link router in the unit is still working properly."?

Does the network light on the BCS flash?

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by mrmikewhite2010 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Top link router is what is in the brew panel to let us talk to the BCS. We port forward the ip from that router over the home network then we can log into it from anywhere in the world

Ill try holding the reset longer and look for the light, thanks!

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Re: Help! It may be dead

Post by mrmikewhite2010 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:15 pm

As far as the network light, Orange light comes on steady and green light flashes sporadically every 10 sec or so

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