• grandMA2 User Manual
  • grandMA3 Mode2
  • grandMA2 Quick Start Guide
  • grandMA2 Quick Manual onPC solutions
  • MA 3D
  • MA VPU
    • Introduction
      • Help from MA technical support
      • System requirements
    • For your Safety
    • Functions and Features
      • Transition from grandMA video to MA VPU
      • Teaser Mode
      • Comparison VPU plus / VPU basic / VPU light
    • Main Features
      • Installation and Maintenance
        • Startup
        • Software update
          • Service Packs
        • Update of Fixture Types
        • Backup
          • Handling backups with the VPU
          • Start Acronis on VPUs with serial Numbers up to # 86 on
          • Start Acronis on VPUs with serial Numbers from # 87
          • Restoring an image with Acronis
          • Storing an image with Acronis
          • Backup the VPU content after shipment
        • Access VPU via Network
        • Version of grandMA desk or grandMA onPC (off-line)
        • IP Addresses
          • IP Address of the PC
          • Art-Net IP Address
        • EDID Manager
        • CITP / MSEX Protocol
    • Communication with the grandMA Desk Series
      • Connection with the grandMA desk
      • Connection with the grandMA onPC (off-line) software
      • Connection States
    • Data Management
      • Master slave
      • Principle function diagram
      • Layer Properties
      • Layer Reference
      • Virtual Outputs
        • Virtual Output: Configuration of a TripleHead2Go Digital Port
      • Predefined Constellation
    • Several MA VPU applications in one grandMA show
    • Quickstart with grandMA2
    • Program surface
      • Internal Touch-Screen VPU plus
      • Internal Screen VPU light
      • Menu Bar
        • File...
        • View...
        • Render...
        • Help...
      • Toolbar
      • Status Bar
      • Preview
      • Multi Preview
      • Content Editor
        • Content: Image Pool (I-Pool)
        • Content: Text Ticker
        • Content: Eff1 Type...Eff4 Type
        • Content: 3D Objects
        • Content: Mask
      • Warper
        • Warper Fullscreen View
        • Warper Basic Operation
        • Warping
      • File Browser
    • Features Attributes and Functions
    • Order of Effect Execution
    • Softedging
    • Keystoning
    • Pixel Mapper
      • VPU - Pixel Mapper Graphical View
        • Pixel Mapper Toolbar
        • Pixel Mapper Editor
      • VPU - Pixel Mapper Grid View
      • Console - VPU Pixel Mapper View
    • Creation of customized 3D Objects
    • Content Specifications
      • Rovi Total CodeStudio for converting your content into MPEG2
      • Hap Content Converter
    • Warnings
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • FAQ and Troubleshooting
    • Supplement MA Lighting
      • Intended use
      • Data
      • Symbols and warning labels
      • Transport
      • General Safety Instructions
      • Electric shock warning on the rear of the grandMA
      • Safety and Environment
      • Quickstart Connect VPU plus
      • Quickstart Connect VPU light
      • Switching the apparatus On/Off
      • Maintenance
      • Conformity
  • Release Notes
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Version 3.9

Switching the apparatus On/Off


Caution: Do not power down during booting.
Such a switch-off may lead to corruption of the solid state disk files.
Power connector
AC power switch on the rear panel (1)  
Position I = ON  
In the I position, the instrument is in standby mode
or in operation, depending on the position of the
ON/STANDBY key at the front panel.
The AC power switch may remain ON continuously.  
Switching to OFF is only required when the instrument
must be completely removed from the AC power source.
Position O = OFF  
The 0 position implies an all-pole disconnection
of the instrument from the AC power source.
Standby switch
button on the front panel (2)
switch activates two different operating Modes:
Operation ON -  
First push on ON/STANDBY - button  
The apparatus starts booting.  
Second push on ON/STANDBY - button  
The apparatus switch to standby - mode  
In standby mode, the AC power voltage
is present within the apparatus


Switching On the Instrument

In order to switch on the apparatus, set the power switch on the rear panel to position I. Set the apparatus to operating mode by pressing the ON/STANDBY button on the front panel.

Switching Off the Instrument

In order to switch off the apparatus, tap Shutdown at the interal display of a MA VPU Plus or go to File  Exit  at the GUI of the MA VPU. In this standby mode, the AC power voltage is present within the instrument. For longer non use switch the power switch to “0”


The VPU demands only minor attention. Clean the surface only with dry soft cloth and look for proper condition of ventilation. Do not use any liquid cleaner or compressed air.

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