Ardustation lites and buttons

I have assembled my GCS Ardustation, added the Xbees to it and plane and they worked for a short time until building a nice fancy box for the GCS. Upon installing to the box the GCS no longer worked. The unit booted and the display works. The three center row buttons function although the left and right buttons seem to have the same function. I am not finding any info in the assembly site for an explanation of all the buttons or lites. I get a blue signal lock lite a green power lite and a flashing (now)ASC red lite but no telemetry. Does anyone have knowledge of the meaning of the red or ASC which on the board trace goes directly to the Xbee? Although I show signal lock no telemetry anymore. ASC lite did not previously flash. What do you think all? I have reconfigured the Xbees. As an aside the Xbees are marked as DP units but when interrigated by the config tool it sees them as DM units, strange. I am providing as much info as I can so as to make some sense. Just knowing what ASC is an accronym for might help. Thanks guys.

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  • I would remove it from the box and give it a good visual inspection. Could something have been shorted or disconected. A solder joint could have cracked from mechanical stress. One of the lights is on all the time. It just means the Xbee is on and not in sleep mode. The other is the RSSI and it indicates a data reception. I am not sure about the colors because mine is custimized. I have the blue as the RSSI and could be different from the stock setup. I have my unit in a custom box with all the switches an leds on a separate board mounted flush with the display.

    Keep in mind these general safety tips. Never power up the Xbee without the antenna attached. Its easy to forget even when you know this. Never put in a lipo pack directly under the PCB where it could get punctured by a lead poking through. If you are using RPSMA connector you should tighten its' nut down before screwing down the board. If the holes don't line up then you must fix them(widen the holes). If the board is not aligned and the nut tightened you could put a lot of stress on the Xbee and damage something.



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    The red light comes on when my ardustation receives data.
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