Our team has competed this season with 3-V 5 systems, two of which have experienced what I would call the “Red Screen of Death” (much like the Windows “Blue Screen of Death”-everything just freezes up). The only way to reset is to unplug the battery and restart, very inconvenient during competition.
At first we thought it was a digital version of the Cortex thermal fuses that would cut out during a match due to overworking, to protect from burning out motors, and would restart after cooling down, but no.
It is most encountered right after the Autonomous period, which we tried to narrow down to a communication link issue with the arena’s communication system, but repeated itself on other arenas as well. We were not the only ones experiencing this issue, but the most frequent.
In the pits to trouble shoot the problem we: downloaded the latest version of Firmware, checked every wire/port connection for looseness, made sure batteries were fully charged to prevent a low battery cut-out, talked to other teams, etc.
Is there a Diagnostic or Cut-Out Controls Setting function that I am unaware of? Might an update in Firmware Version be needed to be written to address this issue? Anybody else run into this problem and how did you solve it? Thanks for any help you can give our team.