Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?

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Hoping someone might have run into this problem before. I've got a 5-
year old Ademco Vista-15 which refuses to arm.

The control pad -- a fixed-word display -- has a "check" status
indicator on, and the alphanumeric section where I would expect to see
zone data is counting from 49 to 63, then starting over again. (And
over and over and over.)

When tripping the sensors (total of 2 motion + 3 door) the control pad
is correctly identifying the zones that are being triggered. Inputing
the master code to turn the system off, place it in test mode, adjust
other codes, or anything else for that matter seems to have no effect.

Anybody run into something like this before? Could it be a simple
matter of replacing a battery or something? (I couldn't find any
descriptions via Google that matched my problem, so I'm not so sure.)

Many thanks in advance for the help...


Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
I've never seen a Vista 15 do any kind of "counting".

First I'd:
Remove the main system battery
Unplug the transformer and let it sit for a minute, then plug transformer
back in and reconnect the battery.



| Hoping someone might have run into this problem before. I've got a 5-
| year old Ademco Vista-15 which refuses to arm.
|
| The control pad -- a fixed-word display -- has a "check" status
| indicator on, and the alphanumeric section where I would expect to see
| zone data is counting from 49 to 63, then starting over again. (And
| over and over and over.)
|
| When tripping the sensors (total of 2 motion + 3 door) the control pad
| is correctly identifying the zones that are being triggered. Inputing
| the master code to turn the system off, place it in test mode, adjust
| other codes, or anything else for that matter seems to have no effect.
|
| Anybody run into something like this before? Could it be a simple
| matter of replacing a battery or something? (I couldn't find any
| descriptions via Google that matched my problem, so I'm not so sure.)
|
| Many thanks in advance for the help...
|



Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
Could be that zones 49-63 have been inadvertently programmed into the
system. Anyone have the section numbers handy for those zones so he can
check?




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Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
*56 but he's gonna need the installer code and a programming keypad to get
there.




| Could be that zones 49-63 have been inadvertently programmed into the
| system. Anyone have the section numbers handy for those zones so he can
| check?
|
|
|
|
| > Hoping someone might have run into this problem before. I've got a 5-
| > year old Ademco Vista-15 which refuses to arm.
| >
| > The control pad -- a fixed-word display -- has a "check" status
| > indicator on, and the alphanumeric section where I would expect to see
| > zone data is counting from 49 to 63, then starting over again. (And
| > over and over and over.)
| >
| > When tripping the sensors (total of 2 motion + 3 door) the control pad
| > is correctly identifying the zones that are being triggered. Inputing
| > the master code to turn the system off, place it in test mode, adjust
| > other codes, or anything else for that matter seems to have no effect.
| >
| > Anybody run into something like this before? Could it be a simple
| > matter of replacing a battery or something? (I couldn't find any
| > descriptions via Google that matched my problem, so I'm not so sure.)
| >
| > Many thanks in advance for the help...
| >
|
|



Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 19:32:23 -0700, "Crash Gordon"

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** TOP POSTING FIXED **

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And he will need a 6160 to see what's going on!  Maybe he can call
Sarasota or Brazil to find a workaround in 120 minutes or less
telephonically.


Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
West Alarm wrote:

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Unfortunately Sarasota Slime knows diddly about Ademco.  Come to think
of it, he doesn't know much about Napco either.  "Attention Burglar! Go
ahead make my day!"

Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
Frank Olson inspired greatness with:

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What good is he then?

Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
I dunno about others, but I usually set my keyfobs to those higher zones. If
you don't have any keyfobs, just disable those zones. And if you have
keyfobs, remember to enable all four (4) buttons, even if you have to set
the fourth one to null. Not enabling the fourth button may give you problem
like you've described.

Have you been messing around with your system lately ? Another thing to
check is if you don't have zone expander enabled by accident but I doubt a
Vista 15 can assign hardwire zones to those numbers.



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Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
Many thanks for all of the suggestions. Pretty easy to eliminate a lot
of the options... I don't have keyfobs, and am using a pretty
restricted set of zones with only a few trips hooked in. *grin*

It turned out that unplugging the system and removing the battery to
force the whole thing into a complete reset was enough to do the
trick. Everything is working again.

Again, thanks to all, and especially Crash Gordon who won the booby
prize!


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I have it on good authority that Crash enjoys boobies.




Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
I love boobies!



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| >Again, thanks to all, and especially Crash Gordon who won the booby
| >prize!
|
|
| I have it on good authority that Crash enjoys boobies.
|
|
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Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
Crash Gordon inspired greatness with:

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I knew it!


Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?

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Yeaaaa  Boobies!!!



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does that mean that he gets to see yours, or a new set for himself?



Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
dem boobies is mine...youse get yer own


"Tommy" <tommy at leesecurity.net> wrote in message
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| > Again, thanks to all, and especially Crash Gordon who won the booby
| > prize!
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|
| does that mean that he gets to see yours, or a new set for himself?
|
|



Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
Crash Gordon inspired greatness with:

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damn you Crash, I need a peek too.


Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
On Fri, 9 Feb 2007 21:01:05 -0700, "Crash Gordon"

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new header

Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
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Crash Gordon wrote:
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ROFLOL
good one



Re: Problems with an Ademco Vista-15... System won't arm, and it keeps counting?
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I think that if you really break this down to basics, all women really
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