Receiving error: "Connection to display appears to be in use", Corrupt messages.

Potential Symptoms

  • Getting error in Venus 1500 that states: "Connection to display appears to be in use", however able to ping display and communicate with M2Config.
  • Clearing display memory and defragging does not resolve the issue.
  • Still unable to publish content after messages have been resaved.


  • Product Family: Message Displays
  • Product: Galaxy Displays, AF-3150, AF-3160, AF-3165, AF-3180, AF-3190, AF-3197, AF-3200, AF-3220, AF-3400, AF-3500, AF-3700, M2 or M3 Controller based products
  • Component:
  • Control System: Venus 1500 V4.22.3


  • Message or playlist corruption in Venus 1500 v4.


  1. Recreate playlist/s, remove old, and publish.
  2. If the recreated playlist does not resolve issue, recreate messages, as well as playlist/s and publish. 

KB ID: DD4203363

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