Thanks for the
input. Do you think this could be a problem with 24 units out of 149 that I had
fail today? The units were stored in an unheated warehouse, but were inside for
24 hrs before testing. All would not take or reject ballots.
Living in a cold climate makes one conscious
of condensation. That poor frozen little Accu-Vote brought from 20F to
probably 70+F would create all kinds of condensation on the circuit
boards. That's why they put little packages of silica gel into some
electronic devices for shipping and storage. Covered with moisture the
circuit boards would either short out or cause erratic behavior. A
cold Accu-Vote should be warmed up for 2 hours before being turned on.
Twenty degrees F would not do good things for the life of the
It sounds like the read head is
suspect. I bet if you swapped the read head (for a proven one) it
would work like a charm.
My two cents worth