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Beogram 6500 master control panel reset using a beo 4 controller?

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Nick293 posted on Tue, Feb 26 2013 10:15 AM

Hello

i have inherited a beogram 6500 system, with Penta speakers. Tape, cd and amp.

I also have the master control panel.

its worked in the past but following the power being disconnected its not working, remote says "no contact"

In the past I used my in-laws beo 4 controller and successfully reset it, so that I could use the master control panel again. I can't remember how I did It!!!

Tried googling this but never quite get the right info.

Any help would be most appreciated. The systems a lovely big ornament at the moment...

 

nick.

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Simple things first... the Beomaster has possibly forgot its option setting.

To reprogram it to the correct option setting (A.OPT 1) with a Beo4:

  1. Ensure the Beomaster is on standby
  2. On the Beo4, press standby (the red dot) and LIST at the same time -> display shows OPTION?
  3. Press GO
  4. Press LIST until display shows A.OPT
  5. Press 1
  6. Confirm that the Beomaster displays briefly °1

Now the remotes will hopefully work again.

Of course, the Beomaster should keep this setting over a power interruption. The backup battery is probably dead, but replacing it will be a lot more difficult than the steps above.

* * *

(This is going the be the last time EVER I will rewrite these instructions on this forum... Big Smile )

--mika

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That worked!!!!

thanks a bunch!

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chartz replied on Tue, Feb 26 2013 4:18 PM

Hi,

It could be several things, or their combination.

There could be a bad capacitor inside the Beomaster, on the IR PCB.

Same thing inside the MCP.

Also, the MCP and Beomaster IR windows can become dirty inside!

 

Jacques

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Simple things first... the Beomaster has possibly forgot its option setting.

To reprogram it to the correct option setting (A.OPT 1) with a Beo4:

  1. Ensure the Beomaster is on standby
  2. On the Beo4, press standby (the red dot) and LIST at the same time -> display shows OPTION?
  3. Press GO
  4. Press LIST until display shows A.OPT
  5. Press 1
  6. Confirm that the Beomaster displays briefly °1

Now the remotes will hopefully work again.

Of course, the Beomaster should keep this setting over a power interruption. The backup battery is probably dead, but replacing it will be a lot more difficult than the steps above.

* * *

(This is going the be the last time EVER I will rewrite these instructions on this forum... Big Smile )

--mika

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That worked!!!!

thanks a bunch!

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Very good, enjoy Smile

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tournedos:

Simple things first... the Beomaster has possibly forgot its option setting.

To reprogram it to the correct option setting (A.OPT 1) with a Beo4:

Ensure the Beomaster is on standby On the Beo4, press standby (the red dot) and LIST at the same time -> display shows OPTION? Press GO Press LIST until display shows A.OPT Press 1 Confirm that the Beomaster displays briefly °1 Now the remotes will hopefully work again.

Of course, the Beomaster should keep this setting over a power interruption. The backup battery is probably dead, but replacing it will be a lot more difficult than the steps above.

* * *

(This is going the be the last time EVER I will rewrite these instructions on this forum... )

--mika

Hi Mika,

does that neat trick with a Beo4 also work for the 5500 BM as well ?

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Peter replied on Tue, Mar 26 2013 2:40 PM

Yes - or do what most B&O engineers do and keep a Beolink 1000 spare - Sound 1 Store. Much easier!!

Peter

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yes, I sort of remember now, and if the audio (5500) was in one room, and the video in another, then use on the BL1000 remote Sound 2 Store

simples - thanks Peter for jogging my brain cells :-)
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For completeness, another tip:

if you don't have a B&O TV in the same setup, you might consider using option 2 instead of 1. Then you can conveniently switch the Beomaster to AUX with the TV button on the remote (MCPs have a direct AUX button, but most of the other remotes don't). Very logical to use if you happen to have a 3rd party TV set connected to the AUX for better sound through the B&O audio.

--mika

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Thanks You so much! This worked for me too! I was going to send all 4 components back for service, but this fixed the problem.

Best ever!

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lausvi replied on Thu, Dec 21 2017 2:36 PM

tournedos:

For completeness, another tip:

if you don't have a B&O TV in the same setup, you might consider using option 2 instead of 1. Then you can conveniently switch the Beomaster to AUX with the TV button on the remote

Nice, thanks for this Yes - thumbs up

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Hi

I followed your instruction with Beomaster confirmed and displayed °1, however, MCP 6500 still show "No Contact".  Could this be some parts are broken?  Is there an alternative to your instruction stated here?

Thank you,

KC

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Once the Beomaster has acknowledged the setting update just as you saw, the configuration is OK and things should just work.

If it still doesn't, it could be a problem either in the MCP or the Beomaster. I believe it is safe to say that all BM6500s will be ripe for capacitor overhaul by now, and the MCPs can fail similarly as well.

--mika

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