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wireless mics question (no, not when are they coming to US LOL)

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I have the wireless mics from HMV, but recently when I went to use them, I kept getting static and they dropped out connection-wise (the green light on the receiver kept going off at random times & the mic showed red to show loss of connection).  Has anyone else had this problem & if so, how did you rectify it?  If the problem is with an internal connection, I am pretty electronics savvy so if you have a solution there please do pass it on. (FYI I did not open the mics yet since I'd need the correct bit to do so & wanted to check here first) 

Thanks in advance for any help anyone has to offer! 

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Dec 9, 2009

It's an offchance, but have you tried fresh batteries?

 

Otherwise I'm not entirely sure.

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Dec 9, 2009

thanks Tnt; I did try new batteries & checked the voltage on the batteries that were in there; both were good.  The only other thing I can think of would be my wireless G interfering, but it didn't give any trouble until now, so I'd bet it was unlikely. 

Weird, isn't it? 

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Dec 9, 2009
Have you tried re-syncing the microphones?
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Dec 10, 2009
you know Teddy, I thought of that but don't recall the instruction set to do so--do you know of any link to one?  (and thank you!)
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Dec 11, 2009

#1 Power off both microphones

#2 push the power/lock switch on one of the microphones in the power position and hold it for 4 seconds. LED will glow GREEN and turn off. When LED turns off, release power/lock switch. LED will flash GREEN to indicate pairing mode.

#3. Press and hold BIND button on USB receiver for 4 seconds. When LED indicator glows green, release BIND button and the LED will flash GREEN.

#4 if they both (microphone and receiver) pair successfully, then both LEDs will glow GREEN.

#5 repeat steps 2-5 for the second microphone. 

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Dec 11, 2009
thanks for taking the time to type that out Teddy; I'll give that a try & post the results! Cheers!
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Jan 18, 2010

sorry it took so long to reply on this one but basically life has finally slowed down enough after the holidays to check things.  So far the following are what I've found:

-- mics cut out altogether or transmit static repeatedly at intermittent times

-- the green LED on the receiver intermittently flashes red or goes out altogether

-- I've tried disabling everything else and use a wired connection to my PS3 

-- I've gone through the re-pairing of the mics multiple times with no success

-- also tried multiple USB ports on front of 60G launch unit along with a different (longer) USB cable and different placement of USB receiver

-- tried mics / receiver at my brother's house with same results

-- tried looking on UK forums but couldn't find anything

It is also strange that the mics worked flawlessly when I received them butall of the suddenstopped working properly.  Since they were imported I doubt SECA would give any assistance.  The only possible thing I can think of would be my wireless router is active, but there was no wireless router activity when using the mics.  

 

If anyone has something else (heck, I'm even open to physically checking solder joints inside the mics/receiver) please do let me know.  Thank you!

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Jan 18, 2010

Wow, that has me stumped now.

I do believe the microphone LED's are flashing because they lose connectivity.

Try a few experiments to find the culprit:

#1. Try shutting down the wireless. 

#2. Turn off any 2.4 GHz devices (cordless phones)

#3. Use your microphones in close proximity to the receiver (and if this works, slowly increase distance)

If #1 or #2 of the above is NOT the culprit, then most likely it might be a faulty receiver. 

 

Good luck!

-T 

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Jan 18, 2010

Thanks for the ideas Teddy!  I have tried using the mics one at a time very close to the receiver and they still cut out / lost connection.  I'm thinking more & more that something is awry in the receiver.  Let me try your suggestions just the same and I'll let you know what I am able to see. 

FYI I also looked on the UK forums but didn't see anything on this one!  

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