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    Classboard problem

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    One of our Classboards is acting strangely. When you touch anywhere in the top left hand section of the board the pointer goes to the centre. The rest of the board is fine. Recalibrating doesn't help!
    Any ideas?

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    Re: Classboard problem

    How long is your USB cable? The longer it is the weaker the signal gets. Remember USB cables can be 5 meters max.

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    Re: Classboard problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bastet
    Hi,

    One of our Classboards is acting strangely. When you touch anywhere in the top left hand section of the board the pointer goes to the centre. The rest of the board is fine. Recalibrating doesn't help!
    Any ideas?
    Have you checked the board for damage? If the matrix is broken (copper net i belive) this can make the mouse pointer either skip eratically around the pen or shoot of in seperate direction. Main week points is the corners.

    Have you also tried the following

    1. try a diffrent pen
    2. remove power for 10 seconds
    3. upated both the drivers and software

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    Re: Classboard problem

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    How long is your USB cable? The longer it is the weaker the signal gets. Remember USB cables can be 5 meters max.
    The reason that USB is limited to 5M is not voltage or current - it's timing issues

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    Re: Classboard problem

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    How long is your USB cable? The longer it is the weaker the signal gets. Remember USB cables can be 5 meters max.
    The USB cable is only about 2 metres long, so I think it should be Ok.

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    Re: Classboard problem

    Quote Originally Posted by bishopsgarthstockton
    Quote Originally Posted by bastet
    Hi,

    One of our Classboards is acting strangely. When you touch anywhere in the top left hand section of the board the pointer goes to the centre. The rest of the board is fine. Recalibrating doesn't help!
    Any ideas?
    Have you checked the board for damage? If the matrix is broken (copper net i belive) this can make the mouse pointer either skip eratically around the pen or shoot of in seperate direction. Main week points is the corners.

    Have you also tried the following

    1. try a diffrent pen
    2. remove power for 10 seconds
    3. upated both the drivers and software
    The only damage I could see was scatches on the black plastic surround. It sounds like the matrix is broken as your description is spot on. I have tried different pens and turning power off. I will try updating the drivers and software on Monday and keep my fingers crossed. My budget is zero, so I can't buy a new one!

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    Re: Classboard problem

    Is it under warranty?

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    Re: Classboard problem

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Is it under warranty?
    Unfortunately, no as they are 18 months old. The school went with cheapest tender, despite my advising against it as the technical help is non existent and the projector bulbs were only covered for 1 year. So far we have had to pay for 2 replacements and they are expensive. I tried to explain that you get what you pay for! We don't have a real technician, so I end up with all the problems!



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