DSC 1555 system light will not go off!!

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Old 04-27-09, 05:27 PM
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DSC 1555 system light will not go off!!

Ok, so I have checked all the posts and I am unable to come up with a solution. My system started to go off last night about midnight (how convenient) and would beep at random times throughout the night. Eventually I had to disconnect to actual panel from the wall to get it to shut off.. When I used the *2 function it was showing zone 8..which is low battery. I had my backup battery checked and it was dead, so I replaced it. Even after replacing it the system light will not turn off. The new battery has been installed for almost 4 hours and no luck...Im at my whits end and dont want to pay someone $75 an hour to fix it!! PLEASE HELP!!!!
 
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Old 04-27-09, 06:59 PM
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It can take up to 24 hours for a replacement battery to reach full charge, and for the system to run another auto-test.

Optionally, you can full power the system down; then reconnect the battery, first, _then_ restore AC power. You will have to reset the system time, but that will clear the battery trouble.

Or you can wait overnight.
 
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System Light & Fast Ticking Sound

I have the same problem - system light came on and alot of beeping. The previous owners did keep an owners manual, but left no code info, so I pushed the "*" key and tried every 4 digit set of numbers. The control panel where the battery connects is now making a rapid ticking sound and it sounds like it's coming from the circuit board area?? Any ideas?
 
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Old 05-30-09, 08:58 AM
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More than likely it's trying to dial out. Press *2 and compare the results to the intaller manual trouble table:

http://www.mainelectronics.com/pdf/PC1555Install.pdf

It's likely to be failure to communicate and/or low battery.
 
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the number 8 trouble on a 1555 is system time. set your time on the keypad and the trouble will go away.
 
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Old 06-16-09, 02:54 PM
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isnt the 1555 a 6 zone panel?


if so, there isnt an "8"
 
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Old 06-16-09, 06:56 PM
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Even the earliest version using the PC1555RKZ keypad had LEDs for 8 zones. It was always a 6-32 zone panel.
 
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Old 06-17-09, 01:21 PM
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wow- was looking at it as the 1550, not 1555

should have read it twice
 
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One of the most maddening decisions DSC made was to begin the "power series" line with 1555 as a model number.

An lot of people over the years have gotten into trouble from not realizing that the 1550 and 1555 are _radically_ different designs.
 
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