Hi guys. Newbie question here - Trying to locate service a manual including circuits for a Ross Video RVS216A.
I used to work at the local TV station, who used this switcher in a video video editing and story preparation suite. From 2001 to 2020 staff were eventually reduced from approx 55 to 5!
Yes that was at least 10-15 years ago now for me. I was made redundant in 2012, I moved into capital city broadcast television as a transmitter maintenance technician now I have returned to the country again and joined the local radio club, who have a Ross RVS216A that they use in and for supporting community events. (its one incredible circle of life eh!) Unit has the TV station test and tag electrical sticker fixed with dates and name, that how I know its the same one. With the staff cuts and dismantling of everything including workshop + building sale and move, cant locate any of the documentation/manual library
Strangely I am then nominated to look at repairs to the unit to resolve an intermittent heat related fault. Camera switching works fine but operating affects with fading from one source to another can cause a black screen or lockup requiring reboot and cooldown. Of course I am armed with the old hair dryer and freezer spray (40+ years of TV/audio/video servicing under the belt) But prefer to have documentation at hand for parts/cct etc.
Wonder if anyone can help?
Maxwell Osmond, Maxwell Electronics.
You can download the operation and install manuals for the RVS-216A here: https://transfer.rossvideo.com/f/6e319f545e59b170
I believe the wiring diagrams are found at the end of the install manual.
If you have questions about parts or repair, I would suggest opening a ticket with Ross Tech Support: https://support.rossvideo.com/hc/en-us
We still have support staff with knowledge of the the old RVS lineup, but they do not typically read or post to these forums. The best way to contact them is with a support ticket.
A good collection of information for me there. Yes also a good block diagram and the installation manual has adjustments and checks,
This is an excellent start for me to get familiar and go forward. Still hopeful a local might have the proper service manual but time will tell there.
I say many thanks for your help.
PS noone keeps freezer spray anymore in this large town! Having to freight some in. Sign of the times I suppose.
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