(Loud buzzer sound) Wrong. Red lights exist inside the reader paper path even if the unit is running perfectly well. The red light to look at is CR2 on the drive side board which is only viewable if you open the AccuVote enclosure. But you won't be able to do that on election day at the precinct. When that light is on solid after cycling power, then the VL reader unit has failed it Power On Self Test (POST).
Now to segue into the another bit of info that everybody out there performing field support should read (if you haven't read it before):
To determine if a VL reader is hung up:
The following is only valid for AccuVote firmware versions PC 1.94r (1.94f greater than) and higher.
This indicates that the AccuVote CPU board is still functioning as usual and the VL reader is hung (regardless of red lights inside the reader paper path)
To determine if an AccuVote CPU board is hung up:
If the AccuVote LCD doesn't display the message "READ ABORTED BY USER" after pressing and holding the "NO" button for at least three (3) seconds, then the AccuVote CPU board is hung.
Whatever you discover in the field, please make a note of the
Any information you can gather when the event happens, write it down if you can, and report the details to Global Election Central as soon as time permits.
I thank you all for your support in finding solutions to our problems.