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By: Anonymous: Curlrup () on Thursday, September 01 2011 @ 04:09 PM PDT (Read 1930 times)  
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My Bulbdial is running backwards after unplugging it and moving it. I even did a default reset...nothing. What is going on here?





       
   
By: Windell (offline) on Thursday, September 01 2011 @ 04:50 PM PDT  
Windell

Well, I've never heard of that happening before. Eek!

Apparently your clock has slipped into "Rear projection" mode-- where the clock moves counterclockwise. (Must have "browned out" while being plugged in or unplugged, and had the settings screwed up.) We put that mode into the firmware so that people using the Bulbdial rear-projection plate (where the LEDs need to "move" the other way) can still use the same clock kit, by just turning on this option.

Page 64 of the instructions shows how to get back to normal:

* Hold down + and Z buttons (the outer two, not the middle one) for 3 seconds to enter option mode.

* There are five sub-modes within alignment mode.
You can cycle between them by hitting the Z button:

1. White balance: Red Ring (upper ring)
2. White balance: Green Ring (middle ring)
3. White balance: Blue Ring (lower ring)
4. Time Direction: CW/CCW
5. Fading: On or Off

- Click through the five modes to make sure that you can tell which of the modes is the direction indicating one:

* The three “white balance” modes can be used for literal white balancing or for otherwise adjusting the relative brightness of the shadows. When entering one of these modes, the ring in question will circulate for a moment to indicate which ring is going to be adjustable. After that, the time is displayed. Each of the three components can be adjusted to 32 different levels (including off) by using the + or – buttons. This can be used to turn off the second hand if desired.

- You may want to adjust the white balance (for example, to turn down the red, on the RGB clock), since these settings have likely been affected as well.

* Time direction allows the clock to be set to run counterclockwise, for rear-projection use.

* The fading option (default: on) specifies whether or not the clock fades between subsequent times displayed.

* To exit option mode and save changes, hold the Z button for three seconds.


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By: Anonymous: Curlrup () on Friday, September 02 2011 @ 04:26 AM PDT  
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Hey thanks I will try that when I get home today!





       
   



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