Found the Intermittent Torn Screen Bug

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The history of this bug can be found here.

Finding an intermittent bug can be a slow process which ends in a certain degree of confidence that the bug has actually been resolved. I am 90% sure the source of the 'Torn Screen Bug' has been found and resolved.

To make a long story short, the video cable from the distribution amplifier to the pan/tilt monitor was acting as an antenna and feeding some of the rampant electro-magnetic energy backwards to the distribution amplifier causing it to fail.

The solution was to swap out cables until one was found which failed to act as an antenna.