Problems with old Moose Z950 Alarm System

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Old 11-30-19, 10:23 AM
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Problems with old Moose Z950 Alarm System

The Trouble light was lit and the diagnostics indicated it wasn't communicating with central station. After resetting, the alert sound stopped, but the Trouble light remained lit, even after the system communicated with central station. So, I tried replacing the battery. The Trouble light stayed on, but the next time it called out to central station. it got through just fine, but the alert squeal sounded. Now, after shutting it down for a few days, when we power it up the Trouble light is on and it cycles through all zones (one light after the next, left to right) and squeals. Reset has had no effect. Can't set the alarm or bypass anything. I'd appreciate any input and advice. Thanks in advance!
 
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Old 11-30-19, 01:59 PM
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Installer Manual: https://static.interlogix.com/librar...anual_1995.pdf

The bad news is that the programming in the eeprom is most likely corrupted; and the only possible fix is to go into programming and check all of the programming locations for correct configuration (it's actually easier to default, and set things from scratch).

Given the age of the system, in my opinion, your time and resources would be better spent on upgrading to a current production system; since it sounds like the firmware on this one is becoming unstable.
 
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How old your system is ? The firmware does not get unstable so quickly though. check for the system corruption though. Security companies also provide diagnostics.
 
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The Z950 has been out of production for well over 20 years. Those older eeprom aren't as solidly stable as current generation devices.
 
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Just want to thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts and advice about our ancient Moose system. We've decided the universe was telling us it was time to upgrade and move into the 21st century, so we're having a new system installed using the existing wiring. Merry Christmas … thanks again!.
 
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