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Hi everybodyI just bought the PMDG 737 NG ver 1.3 on the official PMDG website by download.My system is win 7 32 bits- my FS is FS2004 ACOF ver 9.1 with FSUIPC 3.98 installed & registered.My install of 737 NG, is a TRUE INSTALL! no crack or copy!So after install & reboot, i launch FS2004 & try to fly 737 NG...Engines works but all the avionics , instruments & the FMC are totally BLANK!I try many things: start with cold & dark & follow all the right procédures: still blank!I wrote to PMDG to ask help: NO ANSWER!!!So i'm really disappointed: spend 44.95 $ and lost my money for nothing!!Please can anyone HELP ME!!

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You have to sign a full name in this forum, especially to solve a problem of your nature. Assuming the installation validation was good, and you are loading a new flight from create a flight with engines running and all electrical turned on, try uninstalling and remove and PMDG folders and reinstall.You can't "write" to pmdg, direct support is available at their web site at the support portal where you open a trouble ticket. They will respond to that.

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Have unisntalled the PMDG 737NG.Reinstall with XP SP2 compatibility mode ans administrator rights : STILL BLANK !!I don't know what to do..Maybe it's a parameter with FSUIPC...

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Hi Richard, I see the statements of "TRUE INSTALL!" etc... but as Dan said you need to contact support via the web portal and open a support ticket, they will not answer to emails without it. It is not a parameter of FSUIPC, it is a Validation issue seen is cracked copies (ok, unsuccesfully cracked copies).So as long as you open that ticket and are supply correct name here (The name that you placed your actual order with), then you will certainly get support here.

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Hi everybodyI just bought the PMDG 737 NG ver 1.3 on the official PMDG website by download.My system is win 7 32 bits- my FS is FS2004 ACOF ver 9.1 with FSUIPC 3.98 installed & registered.My install of 737 NG, is a TRUE INSTALL! no crack or copy!So after install & reboot, i launch FS2004 & try to fly 737 NG...Engines works but all the avionics , instruments & the FMC are totally BLANK!I try many things: start with cold & dark & follow all the right procédures: still blank!I wrote to PMDG to ask help: NO ANSWER!!!So i'm really disappointed: spend 44.95 $ and lost my money for nothing!!Please can anyone HELP ME!!
Hi Richard,Do you have other add-ons (mainly planes) in your system? Also, I am confused when you say you "follow all the right procedures". Could you post a view of your overhead panel?Here are a few ideas/things to check - sorry if they look obvious but sometimes it's the simple things that do you in.- Start from the default cessa, cold and dark. If you do that, DO NOT SHUT DOWN THE AVIONICS MASTER SWITCH. Then load the NG;- Sometimes, the NG will load with engines running and nothing else. Try to shut down the engines (using the fuel cuttofs below the throttles) and then try the complete start procedure from cold and dark.Finally you could try to remove (or save under a different name) the FS9.cfg file and let fs9 buid a new one. But frankly, if you have no problem with the other aircraft in FS9, I don't know if this is useful.Hope this helps,Brunops 1 : I haven't got Win7 so if there are specific problems with it, I am not aware of them but I believe many simmers are using it with the NG without trouble. See however the post below recommending to run in administrator mode.ps 2 : I don't remember by hart but isn't the latest version 1.4 (with the latest patch from PMDG)?

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Thank you for these ideas...But i've already tried these ones and many others: still blank!
Could you post a view of your overhead panel?Bruno

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Without any system specs or driver details (for the GPU) it is difficult to figure out what is wrong. The possibility of not having the proper GPU could be part of the problem. Posting at least a DxDiag.txt file would help.

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What resolution are you running at? Are the panels black when running full screen instead of windowed? Have you tried resizing the window?

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What resolution are you running at? Are the panels black when running full screen instead of windowed? Have you tried resizing the window?
Yes already tried changing resolution and also switch full screen to windowed & vice - versa...My native resolution is 1920 X 1200, tried 1024x768 - 1600x1200.==> STILL BLANK

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Have you turned on the generators? It appears that you have not done so.
Good question...In the view you (Richard) posted, they seem to be in the OFF position. And one cannot see if the battery switch is on of off. Also, there are other swiches that, according to standard operating procedure, should be on but aren't. Bruno

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Good question...In the view you (Richard) posted, they seem to be in the OFF position. And one cannot see if the battery switch is on of off. Also, there are other swiches that, according to standard operating procedure, should be on but aren't. Bruno
I think the better solution is that you post a capture of YOUR overhead panel with all switch in the right position.Maybe my tutorials are wrong.

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Here are some pics of my 2d panel and overhead. Note, I start with a running C172 at FS startup. Did you save a cold and dark 737 set up as the default flight? Not having the C172 load up as a default flight can cause problems for add-on aircraft.pmdg737ngthumb.jpgpmdg737ngothumb.jpg

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My switchs positions are the same of yours.My flight default is 172 engine running & all avionics activate.I don't know what to try next :still blank

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I think the better solution is that you post a capture of YOUR overhead panel with all switch in the right position.Maybe my tutorials are wrong.
Richard,edit : on the overhead you posted, the generator switches look like they are off. Can you confirm they are on?Now if you are interested in tutorials, there are several excellent NG tutorials on the net - including the MABILLE tutorials in French. I am sure it is still online somewhere. Bruno

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The jean michel mabille tutorial is exactly the one that i followed from the beginning!My generators switch remove to central position afetr turned on. I expect we talk about the same switch.To ensure this, can you post me a capture with these switch enlighted.By the way the precedent overhead send by WhiteKnight77 is in the same config as mine.

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OK,Since you haven't replied to other questions (other add-on installed, including other PMDG planes etc...), I assume you have a standard fs9.1 installation. Some add-ons from other manufacturers can screw things up (rarely but it does happen). Also, some time ago, you couldn't install the NG after PMDG's 747. I think PMDG fixed that later on, but if you have an old install, there might be a problem there (not really sure, just thinking out loud) But back to the NG, if the engines are ON when you load it, I would suggest you stop them (using the fuel shutoff switches below the throttles) in order to power up the plane correctly . Maybe you can even save this cold and dark configuration and try to play with it later on (as an alternative to loading the default Cessna first). One other thing : go to the PMDG menu and check if there are no failures programmed into the system. In the same menu, check all PMDG-specific settings having to do with displays.Just to be on the safe side, also go to the aircraft\failures menu in FS9 and reset all failures.Then there are 3 ways you can obtain electrical power for the displaysFor the firsts two, you don't even need to engines to be ON1- Park brake ON and ground power switch ON (with STANDBY POWER on AUTO) : this should be enough.2- Start APU, let APU stabilize and then turn on APU generators (on your screen, the APU is OFF), this should also be enough3- After engine start, turn ON, GEN 1 and GEN 2 (you should hear the relays)If none of the above works, assuming you have checked the other items mentionned in my previous posts, I would suggest (unless you hear otherwise from PMDG support or someone else on this forum) to COMPLETELY uninstall the NG (using the utility available on the PMDG site) and do a complete reinstall.BrunoPS : Did you try to let FS9 buid a new FS9.cfg file? It doesn't hurt to try...

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Hi,First i want to thank you to help me try to solve my problem.I don't have any other PMDG products installed.Have already checked failures on pmdg and cleared all., also checked failures in FS9 menu.I didn't modify the FS9.CFG and let the pmdg install did his routine install defaults. I open my fs9.cfg and didn't saw PMDG entries.Maybe you could send me your fonctionnal fs9.cfg with pmdg entries enlighted for compare to mine.Have already tried to uninstall & reintall the pmdg 737, with admin rights.The tutorial i followed from the beginning is the jean-michel mabille tutorial procedures pmdg 737.Started from the cold & dark flight default delivered by PMDG.Follow all procedures but unable to start the engines , checking fire procedures impossible because of unfontionnal panel.The only way for me to have engines ON, is to start from 172 with all engine & instruments on , then choose the 737 PMDG.Have tried your 3 procedures:Light Ground power is present; my brakes are on, started the APU, & start generators, the switch generators return to central position after i press them, then unable to start engines, i hear the sound but they don't start.By the way, we couldn't check all the procedures from cold & dark here on this forum.I think the better way is to give me a website or adress where i can get your exhaustive procedures from cold & dark , with screenshots explanations if possible.Thank you.

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Hi Richard,If you can't even get the displays to work with the battery on (in fact you don't even need ground power or the APU, unless the battery is discharged), something is wrong and I am not sure it is worth going further with procedures etc..I noticed from the screenshot you posted that you have the 600/700 only (which is fine). Make sure that you have dowloaded from the PMDG site only the updates that apply to the 600/700.Maybe you could list what you downloaded and installed ?Also make sure you download from their site the PMDG 737NG removal tool and use it to do a complete uninstall. Then check that the PMDG-related directories are really gone. Then do a complete re-install, after checking that you FS9.1 is "nominal" (ie no patch for running without cd, etc). I am not sure if this matters, but you want to eliminate as many potential causes for problems as possible.I am afraid I have no better ideas at this time (and the FS9.cfg file idea was probably not a good one).If you cut/paste a summary of all that you have tried and send it to pmdg support (or just a link to this post), I hope they'll be able to help you.Bon courage !Bruno

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Hi,OK STOP!Have uninstalled ALL: PMDG 737 + FS2004Reinstall ALL...IT WORKS!Probably conflict with another addon.So stop search and thank you for try to help me.My regret is to not know what was the conflict.

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Reinstalled FS9.1 and it worked? Wish we had deleted the fs9.cfg file to see if that would have fixed it first.

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