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I have a PC 1550 with a PC1500RK keypad. I had to do some work in the garag
e with the sheet rock, and had to disconnect the keypad wiring. When I fini
shed, I routed the wire back thru the wall and connected it up to the keypa
d. Now the system is dead. A local installer gave me the procedure for rese
tting the system, which I did, but the system is still dead. Do I need to b
uy a new keypad?

Re: Dead system
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:27:56 PM UTC-4, Donald Haff wrote:
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age with the sheet rock, and had to disconnect the keypad wiring. When I fi
nished, I routed the wire back thru the wall and connected it up to the key
pad. Now the system is dead. A local installer gave me the procedure for re
setting the system, which I did, but the system is still dead. Do I need to
 buy a new keypad?

Far more likely that the keypad is either not correctly connected (ie: wire
s not in the correct places) or you have damaged the wire.

Re: Dead system
On 3/22/2017 8:19 AM, Robert Campbell wrote:
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a quickie check  would be to connect the keypad directly to the panel..
If it works there    then you could figure that the wiring is bad  
somehow or you had it wired wrong in the first place..
If it doesn't work when on the panel  you can figure that keypad or  
panel has got the way of the doodoo bird...
;-)

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from the desk of:
*Richard Phillips, FAR-601
T.P.E.Security
Kentucky Security
Providence - Madisonville - Nortonville
* (age before beauty, that means I go first)

Re: Dead system

I have a PC 1550 with a PC1500RK keypad. I had to do some work in the garage  
with the sheet rock, and had to disconnect the keypad wiring. When I  
finished, I routed the wire back thru the wall and connected it up to the  
keypad. Now the system is dead. A local installer gave me the procedure for  
resetting the system, which I did, but the system is still dead. Do I need  
to buy a new keypad?

I think the 1550 had replaceable fuses in the top left hand corner of the  
circuit board, if so its possible that a fuse is blown  



Re: Dead system
On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:05:30 PM UTC-5, doug wrote:
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And good luck finding replacements

Re: Dead system
On 4/1/2017 5:27 PM, mleuck wrote:
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do DCS panels do like some Honeywell panels,  where you have to plug the  
transformer in first then the battery or else  the system will not start?


--  
from the desk of:
*Richard Phillips, FAR-601
T.P.E.Security
Kentucky Security
Providence - Madisonville - Nortonville
* (age before beauty, that means I go first)

Re: Dead system
I do hope that you powered down the system or at least disconnected the key
pad red positive wire at the mainboard before you re-routed the keypad wire
.

If you powered down, you do need to plug in the transformer in first, it wi
ll not start up just on the battery.

You can start it up from just the battery, if you know what you are doing.  
While the battery is connected, you can  take a slim screwdriver simultaneo
usly to the positive battery lead and momentarily touch the transformer pow
er terminal on the mainboard, and it will come to life with just the batter
y. This also works for Honeywell/Ademco panels also.

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