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Olli Vainio

Blank FMS after switching it on?

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HiI'm trying to follow the tutorial flight on the J41 and all works ok until I should set up the FMS. When I try to press the ON key on the FMS, the screen just remains blank. This is the case for the both VC and popup 2d versions. Any ideas why the FMS isn't turning on?//Olli

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An ealier post on the same problem resolved the issue by putting the j41 fonts in the default windows fonts location from the D: drive location they were installed to. I wanted to point to that thread for you but the forum is missing the pages link.

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I'm having the same iossue. Where are the J41 fonts located so I can copy them? I've searched through the PMDG and J41 folders to no avail.EDIT - never mind I found them - FSX\Fonts folder.Regards,Bob

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You'll find the fonts under the Flight Simulator X\Fonts folder. The file names start with J41. Copy them into C:\Windows\FontRestart FSX, and it should work fine (it did for me anyway! :) )RegardsWerner Rafteseth

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Werner,Try this..Go to your windows font folder, click on the folder to open its contents. Once you have done that, click on "file" at the top of the window, select "Install Font" and navigate to where the FSX font folder is, select those missing fonts. Windows will run a mini-installer that installs your fonts. You won't need to restart your computer but you will need to restart FSX.I've had some problems with installing certain fonts in the past and when I do the method outlined above, the fonts get installed and all is fine.Let me know if this worked for ya?Cheers,

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You guys have found a font problem that seems to have not appeared during a lot of testing on different systems. There's no doubt that the problem exists, but I don't know how to reproduce it.I think windows needs to be restarted to recognize fonts that you move into its fonts directory, at least it used to behave that way sometimes. Try the reboot of the OS.

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I've now:-Copied the J41 fonts from FSX's font folder to the Windows font folder-restarted FSX -> still blank FMS-rebooted the computer -> still blank FMSI'm kinda out of ideas...//Olli

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Olli-Are you getting all the other screens just fine? So the only problem is that the FMS does not appear to power up?Is there any indication that the FMS is powered but just not showing text?Take a look at your overhead panel- ANY amber captions showing up there?

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The other thread we had on FMS fonts had a screen shot of the FMS; no fonts but the screen had a yellow blank field.If Olli is not seeing anything, perhaps the ON/OFF button is not getting toggled and this could be confirmed with the tool tips turned on.

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Did you install the Navdata? I didn't because I didn't wont to overwrite my AIRAC. And got the same thing. Then I remembered all my other PMDGs are FS9. So I installed the latest AIRAC and the FMC works better than the operator!Kevin Manley

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I'm having the same issue.When I turn on the FMC all I see is a solid yellow block in the middle of the display, not text at all in the 3D or 2D FMC views. The Yellow block is right where KHPN appears surrounded by yellow in the tutorial. If I hit another button the block disappears and I see nothing.I've installed the fonts directly to the windows fonts folder three times now with full FSX and Windows restarts. The one thing I notice that is different in it than the other fonts is the "Font embeddability: Restricted license". I can see the text on the engine instruments and everything else fine. What are the specific fonts the FMC uses?In my FSX Fonts folder I see...j41efisj41digital_ij41digital_bij41digital_bj41digitalIn Windows it seems to group all the J41digital fonts together in a stack or something, I can preview both fonts just fine so windows seems to see them and use them ok.I'm running Windows 7 RC Build 7100 64bit.

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i have also the blank fms screen and install the fonts manually in the windows font folderstill black :(running Win7 RTM build 7600 64bit

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Olli-Are you getting all the other screens just fine? So the only problem is that the FMS does not appear to power up?Is there any indication that the FMS is powered but just not showing text?Take a look at your overhead panel- ANY amber captions showing up there?
All other screens work just fine. There nothing on the FMS when I hit the on switch, just as blank screen as before. No amber lights on the overhead.

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Could it be that unchecking the "install navdata" during install causes this problem? I did choose to install it actually, but in the end it did not replace my previous PMDG navdata. All is working fine for me though.

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I do have the same blank screen when I push the "on" button on FMS.I installed J41 lastnight and did the tutorial flight and FMS was working just fine then. But this morning I could never manage to turn the FMS on :(

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I do have the same blank screen when I push the "on" button on FMS.I installed J41 lastnight and did the tutorial flight and FMS was working just fine then. But this morning I could never manage to turn the FMS on :(
Copying the fonts to Windows\fonts folder made it work for me now!

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Can someone please post a list of all the fonts that should be there? My FMC is still just showing the yellow block and that's it.

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I'm having the same problem with the FMS not turning on. Last night I was able to get it working by installing the correct fonts into the windows fonts folder but when I try again this morning the FMS wont turn on. It stays just blank. I checked the windows fonts folder and all 5 J41 fonts are there. I deleted and reinstalled them but still getting the blank FMS. Did a computer restart but FMS still wont turn on. I'm following tutorial procedures exactly as written. Im running Windows XP 32bit 2Gig Ram. I don't know what to do. Anyone have any ideas?Dean Prieto

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I tried a full reinstall of the JS-41 - same bloody problem still, all I see is the yellow block. This is a bit of a show stopper so any help would be much appreciated. Otherwise the plane is fantastic though.

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Verify that you have navdata and sidstars in the respective folders (PMDG/SIDSTARS and PMDG/NAVDATA).This has got to be a tricky one because it affects a tiny percentage of the users so far.

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I verified that the navdata and sidstars are in the appropriate folders. I did managed to get the FMS working the first time I manually installed the 5 j41 fonts. It was working fine. But the next day back to the same problem. Pressing the "on" button on the FMS only produces an audible "click" nothing else. Reinstalling the fonts again doesn't help. Still stumped. Gonna try a complete uninstall and reinstall of the JS4100.

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