bythomas08-25-201410:05 AM - edited 09-25-201701:30 PM
There are many possible causes for this error, a few of these reasons are browser related as shown below.
Please try these steps when experiencing an "unable to connnect to server" message.
2. Cache - In some cases, browser vendors attempt to make everything faster, saving some cache that later on interferes with the functionality of a site. To rule this one out, please clear your entire cache. Example: For Chrome users, go to chrome://settings/clearBrowserData, making sure you have enabled "Hosted app data", Cached images and files, Cookies, other site and plug-in data, the rest is up to you, and select (The Beginning Of Time) in the select box. Also, Incognito (Chrome) may work.
3. Corrupt Flash Version - Backlot for web is based in flash, it is possible for some reason that Flash was somehow corrupted, Backlot's functionality may be affected. Just reinstall Flash and give it a go. You can get the latest version here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/