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Old 12-31-2004, 09:52 PM #1
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Basic Proto Guide

Proto Guide
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Quick Reference:

§ Air Supply- The MATRIX should be operated using air/nitrogen gas only. This air needs to be supplied to the Hyper2 in-line regulator at a regulated pressure of no more than 850 psi. The Hyper2 in-line regulator comes factory preset at 230psi.
§ Turning On Your MATRIX- The MATRIX’s power is controlled by two buttons. The top button turns the marker on and off, while the bottom button turns the eye on and off. Hold the power button for 3 seconds to turn the marker on. The LED in the grip will illuminate during the boot sequence.

Note: If the eye is not working properly, try replacing the battery.
Orange-Boot Sequence
Red -Breech is clear, no ball (eye on)
Green -Ball in breech, ready to fire (eye on)
Blinking Orange-Indicates a low battery, battery should be changed as soon as possible
Blinking Red-Eye is off
Blinking Green-Eye failure


§ LPR- the LPR is preset from the factory at approximately 75-80 psi and should need no adjustment out of the box. If fine tuning adjustment is desired or needed, you must be sure that you are adjusting the LPR correctly. If the LPR is improperly adjusted, you could dramatically hinder the MATRIX’s performance, or prevent the marker from functioning at all.

Note: Turning the adjustment screw clockwise, or in, will lower the LPR’s output pressure. Turning the adjustment screw counterclockwise, or out, will raise the LPR’s output pressure.

§ Adjusting Velocity-The velocity is adjusted through the Hyper2 in-line regulator. The Hyper2 in-line is preset from the factory at approximately 230 psi. This pressure setting should have the marker shooting at about 285 fps. Your paint-to-barrel fit will also have a noticeable affect on your velocity. Make sure that the paintball fits into the barrel loosely but does not drop through.

Note: for the Hyper2, turning the adjustment screw clockwise, or in, will lower the output pressure, decreasing the velocity. Turning the adjustment screw counterclockwise, or out, will raise the output pressure, increasing the velocity.
Note: If the battery is too low, it may not be able to power the solenoid correctly. This will affect your Matrix’s velocity, causing it to become inconsistent and/or low.

Board Settings and Configuration Mode

§ There are four setting you can alter on the MATRIX board with the DIP switches inside the grip frame

ABS – Anti Bolt Stick.
Trigger Sensitivity – This setting adjusts the delay between two trigger pulls.
Dwell – This is the time the solenoid is activated for.
ROF – Rate of Fire when the eye is deactivated.

Anti Bolt Stick – When ABS is activated, the dwell is increased after 15 seconds of non-use for the next shot fired. This helps to prevent bolt-stick, but may result in higher velocity for the first shot. (To turn ABS on, you move the #1 dip switch up.)

Configuration Mode- The following settings can only be modified in configuration mode. To activate the configuration mode, turn your marker off and set DIP switch 2 to the on position. Next turn your marker on. The 3-color LED cycles through all colors for one second to indicate that you have entered the configuration mode. To cycle through different settings, pull and release the trigger. Configuration mode has 2 settings that can be changed.
§ Green- Trigger Sensitivity

Values 1-20 (factory default 5)
Trigger sensitivity is the amount of time that the trigger has to be released before the next trigger pull is allowed. In some situations with too low of a value, the marker may begin to shoot full-auto.

§ Red- Dwell

Values 5-30 (factory default at 18)
Dwell is the amount of time that the solenoid will be activated. Follow these steps for the best way to set your dwell:
1. Remove loader and any paintballs from the MATRIX marker.
2. With the dwell at 12, start increasing the value until the marker begins to fire.
3. When your reach the setting where the marker begins to fire, get some paint and a loader and go to the chronograph.
4. Increase the dwell until you see no increase in the velocity. This is the optimal dwell setting to be used.

§ Orange- Rate Of Fire (ROF)
[When Anti Chop Eye (ACE) is deactivated]

Values 5-24 (factory default 24bps)
The ROF is unlimited by software when the eye is on. The only limiting factor is the loader feed rate. The marker pneumatic cycle rate is far faster than any loader on the market. You should set this setting to the constant feed rate of your loader. Setting this higher than your loader is capable of feeding risks chopping a ball.

To Change The Value Of A Setting

1. While in configuration mode, pull the trigger and hold it for more than one second. The LED will flash to indicate the previous setting. After that, you can set the new value with the trigger. For example, if you want to change the trigger sensitivity to 7 units:
2. Cycle through menus by pulling and releasing the trigger until the LED lights GREEN(trigger sensitivity).
3. Pull and hold the trigger until the LED starts to flash (factory default for trigger sensitivity setting is 5 units, so the LED will flash 5 times).
4. When the LED stops flashing, pull and release the trigger seven times in a fast pace. The mnew value is set after you haven’t touched the trigger for one second. The LED will cycle through all colors to indicate that the new value is saved. All other configurations are changed the same way.
5. To exit configuration mode, set DIP 2 to the off position.

Note: You cannot turn your marker off with the power button when the marker is in configuration mode. You must first set DIP switch 2 to the off position.

Note: When you set the values, remember that only trigger sensitivity starts from 1. The “dwell” and “rate of fire” start from 5. Therefore, to set the dwell at 20, you need to pull the trigger sixteen times, because the first trigger pull will start at 5.

Checking Configurations

You can check your DIP switch configuration by pulling and holding the trigger when you turn the marker on. Hold the trigger until the LED starts flashing. Orange indicates the anti bolt stick (ABS) setting (1 flash = off and 2 flashes = on). For example, if your ABS is ON then the LED will flash orange twice.

Battery

The 9V battery will last for about 40,000 shots. Please be aware that there are substantial differences in performance between different brands of batteries. Use of high quality alkaline or lithium ion batteries is recommended for maximum battery life. If you plan not to use your marker for a long period of time (a month), it is recommended that you remove the battery from the marker. When the battery voltage starts to go too low, you will notice your velocity starts to decrease and the board can turn off. For tournament use, it is recommended to change the battery for each tournament. When changing your battery, take special care to ensure the wiring harness is not pinched under the battery.

Changing The Battery

The battery is housed on the left side of the grip frame. To access the battery, remove the three screws holding the left side grip panel down. Use a 3/32” Allen wrench. Carefully lift the battery out of the frame, taking care not to damage the battery lead wires.

When inserting a new battery, make sure the solenoid and eye wires are pushed into the wire passage at the rear of the frame. This will ensure that the wires are not pinched or cut.

Note: If the marker will not function with the eye on, there is a good change the battery needs to be changed.

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Anti Chop Eyes

The Anti Chop Eye (ACE) system will prevent the MATRIX from chopping paint by not allowing the marker to fire until a ball is fully seated in front of the bolt. The eyes use a beam across the breech. On one side there is a transmitter, and on the opposite side a receiver. In order for the marker to fire with the eyes turned on, the signal between the two eyes must be broken. After every shot, before the next ball drops in the breech, the eye transmitter must see each other. If the eyes are dirty and cannot see each other between shots, the LED on the board will start blinking green. This means that the eyes are dirty. This is an extremely reliable system as long as the eyes are kept clean. The most common reason for dirty eyes is broken paint. If the eyes become dirty the marker will default to a reduced rate of fire to prevent chopping. If this happens during game play, you can bypass this by turning the eyes off. Clean the eyes as soon as possible.

Note: If the battery is low, the marker may act as if the eyes are dirty or not fire at all. In this case, replace the battery.

Cleaning The Anti Chop Eyes

Quite often, just cleaning the breech out with a swab will clean the eyes well enough for them to read one another. For a thorough cleaning, the best method is to use air. Using an air hose or canned air (typically used for dusting keyboards) works best.

Blow the eyes clean from inside the breech. If you feel the eyes still need a more detailed cleaning, remove the eye cover to gain full access to the eyes.

To remove the eye cover, you will need a 1/16” Allen wrench.

Note: Regular eye cleaning is recommended even if no paint is broken. Clean the eyes every two months or 10,000 shots to eliminate any built up dirt. Excess grease from the front bolt o-ring can build up in front of the eyes. Remember to check for this after greasing the bolt and cycling the marker a few times.

Changing Ball Detents

The ball detents are also located under the eye cover. If you are experiencing double feeding or chopping, check the condition of the ball detents. They should come to a soft point. If they are flat or heavily rounded, they should be replaced. Ball detents should be replaced about every 40,000 shots.

Note: Take care when replacing the eye cover. Over-tightening the retaining screw could result in stripping the threads.

Adjusting Your Trigger

The trigger’s forward travel and over travel are fully adjustable so that the user can fine-tune the trigger to his or her exact liking.

(My note: unplug the eye ribbon, and solenoid wire from the board before removing the grip frame.)

§ Remove the grip frame from the body of the matrix
§ As you pull the frame away from the body, take care so as not to damage the wires running between the two parts. Be careful not to lose the trigger spring.
§ The two adjustment screws are located at the top of the trigger in the grip frame.
§ Use a 5/64” Allen wrench to make the desired adjustments.
§ The screw toward the front of the trigger controls the forward travel. Screwing it in will shorten the trigger’s length of pull.
Note: If this screw is adjusted too far, the switch will be held down at all times and the marker will not fire.
§ The screw toward the rear of the trigger controls the over travel. By turning this screw you can adjust how far the trigger will travel after it reaches the firing point.
Note: If this screw is adjusted too far, the switch will be held down at all times and the marker will not fire.
§ When the desired trigger pull has been achieved, reattach the frame to the body.
§ Take care that the spring is seated properly. Using the trigger without a spring is not recommended and will cause the microswitch to fail much sooner than when a spring is used.
§ Be sure that all wires are laid properly in their appropriate cavities.


Trouble Shooting Guide
Air Leak Between the Frame and Body
§ First remove the frame and try to pinpoint the source of the leak:
§ If it comes from the small hole under the LPR, you need to remove your LPR. The cause of the leak is either one of the #015 o-rings on the outside of the LPR or the #006 o-ring found insde the LPR.
§ If it comes from somewhere around the solenoid, there are three likely causes:
1. #015 on the bolt sail
2. #020 on the cylinder (the one on the middle of the cylinder)
3. Seat under the solenoid

Air Leak From the LPR Cap
§ Remove the LPR and change the forward-most #015 o-ring on the LPR body. If that does not help, change the seal retainer inside the LPR body.

Inconsistent Velocity Over the Chrono
§ In-line regulator not giving consistent pressure: refer to the Hyper2 section below, or if using an after-market regulator, refer to it’s manufacturer.
§ Low batter: change the battery.
§ Bad seals in the bolt: take out the bolt, clean it, lube it with Dye Slick Lube. Replace any o-rings that seem damaged, swollen or in otherwise bad shape. Most likely the o-ring at fault is the #017 front wall o-ring. Also check that the #014 o-ring on the bolt tip is in place
§ LPR pressure set incorrectly or LPR pressure fluctuating: if pressure is too low, the bolt will not cycle correctly. Try turning the LPR pressure a bit higher. If the pressure seems inconsistent, you can have an authorized Matrix center check the LPR pressure. List of tech centers can be found at www.protopaintball.com
§ Dwell set too low: if you set the dwell too low, the dump chamber will not empty completely and will cause erratic velocities.

Trigger Bounce
§ If you are having excessive trigger bounce when firing the gun, make sure you have an uncut spring behind the trigger. Adjust the trigger so that the firing point of the trigger pull is located about halfway through the travel of the pull. Raise the trigger sensitivity value.

Hyper2 Trouble Shooting

No Or Poor Air Flow

§ Check for blocked air passage in hose line or regulator. Adjustment screw may be screwed in too far.
§ Seat may have excessively deep piston groove cut into it. Replace if needed.

Erratic Velocity or Shoot Down
§ Piston or spring stack may be binding due to excessive dirt or lack of lubricant.
§ Seat may be dirty or damaged. Clean and grease reg. Inspect and replace damaged parts as needed.

Output Pressure Creeps Up
§ Dirty seat or damaged piston face.
§ Clean and inspect; if either is damaged, replace.

Air Leak From Side Vent Hole
§ Piston o-rings may be damaged. Inspect o-rings.
§ Replace if any visible nicks or cuts are found.

Air Leak From Bottom of Adjustment Screw
§ This is a safety bleed-off to help prevent over-pressurizing. De-gas the Hyper2; be sure all air is vented out of the reg. Supply air back to the regulator. The leak should stop. If the leak persists, replace the reg seat. Make sure there are no nicks or scratches on the raised ring at the bottom of the seat-retaining cavity.

Air Leak Between the Body and Rear Cap
§ Replace the #020 o-ring on the bolt rear cap.

Marker Will Not Fire
§ A low battery may cause malfunctions to the marker. In this case, the battery should be changed as soon as possible.
§ If the LED light is red, the marker will not fire because there is no ball in the breech. Hold the trigger for 1 second and the marker should fire. If it does not fire after holding the trigger, or if the LED light is green and will not fire:
§ Make sure the dwell setting is at stock value.
§ Make sure the trigger is adjusted properly and it’s actuating the microswitch.
§ Make sure there are no broken solenoid wires.
§ Sticking bolt: pull out bolt and re-grease o-rings.

Marker Shooting Slow When Eye Is On And Blinking Green
§ The eyes are not working correctly. Clean the eyes. You’ll know that they are clean if the LED turns red when there is nothing inside the breech of the MATRIX.
§ Make sure the eye wires are not broken or pinched.
§ The battery may be low. In this case, the battery should be changed as soon as possible.

Marker Isn’t Working Though Eyes Are Clean And All Wires Are Connected; Marker Does Work If Eyes Are Turned Off
§ Change the battery. The voltage in the battery is too low for the eye to function properly.

Air Leak Through The Barrel
§ There are three possible o-rings that cause this leak:
§ If the leak comes through the inside of the bolt, replace the #013 on the bolt top hat. If the cause is this #013 o-ring, the input pressure to the gun is likely to high.
§ If it’s leaking from the outside of the bolt shaft, the bad o-ring is either the #017 on the inside of the bolt cylinder or the #020 on the outside of the bolt can.

Air Leak From The Back Hole Of The Bolt
§ Take out the bolt, unscrew the back part of the bolt and change the #009 o-ring on the back of the bolt shaft.
§ (Make sure the bolt is all the way back)


EDIT: if yall wanna delete yalls post in the middle and re-post them so that the 2 pieces are together that would be nice, if not then no worries since it's not that big of a space anyway...

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thanks but does the lower number for trigger sensitivity mean its more sensitive or does a higher number mean that its more sensitive
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lower is more sensitive...or that's how i understand it.
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so how often do u have to maintenance (completely strip down regs and bolt assembly and regrease) the proto?
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well theres probably a recomended time but most people give there gun a good cleaning before every toruney
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