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  1. I can't really feel sorry for you as you had since 2012 to replace it. There comes a time when every one of us needs to retire and give our jobs to the next generation. And the Series 6 is at lest three generations old.

  2. My tip is that you forget about trying to 'convert' as most Ladder Logic is poorly writen and mostly diagnostics which is better put into a separate piece of the FBD. Build the Function Block Diagram from the begginning starting with a good sequence of operations for each part or section of the machine or process you are working with and for the 'control' only. Once the control is done then add the diagnostics using parallel FBDs whenever possible, this will greatly increase all troubleshooting in the future.

  3. There is considerable differenc in the physical specs between the 787 and 789. The 789 uses 4 AA batteries instead of 1 9VDC battery. The 789 is nearly 50% heavyier and considerably larger too. IMHO, the the 789 is a better value but the 787 simpler to use and easyier to store.
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  4. If the new unit is a QuickPanel View IC754VSI06MTD as well as the old one you are replacing a broken unit with an obsolete unit. The latest replacement for this is a 6" Color unit IC755CxS06RDx, see this for more information, (under $1k) less money too. Uses the same Proficy ME View Software, but you may need the latest version. The bad news is that if the original was done by an OEM there is about a 33% chance that either the program cannot be uploaded out of the unit or it is password protected. Do you know who originally did it and the status of that?

  5. 1. VirtualBox is not an OS it is a virtual environment to run your needed OS, if that is XP, you will still need XP. 2. Do not use Active Directory. 3. Yes 4. Yes separate for each manufacturer and for major program versions. 5. No, just make sure that the VM's are large enough, drive space and RAM is cheap enough, do not skimp on it. 6. Probably. These

  6. For the QuickPanel you will need either QuickDesigner software, which is VERY old and will not run on Windows 7 or Proficy ME View. Either can be purchased from GE-IP. The cable you will need is GE-IP part number HMI-CAB-C49. Contact your local dealer for more information.

  7. Verify: ~ that all modules are securely plugged into their proper place ~ add good DIN end stops ~ check all power sources for good solid voltage and connections ~ make sure that you are using a power supply with "Expanded 3.3 VDC" ~ look at the 'faults' going into the CPU, they may give you a hint ~ use the "PACsAnalyzer" software tool in Proficy, it too may pick up a hint for you