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ksmike

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I got a pansat 9500, but it won't remember stuff quite right like servo on, where it was turned off at etc..., I'm hoping I can fix it with an erom download, but I need one from a working box.

If you downloaded the eromupgrade tool from http://www.pansatservice.com/download/ERomUpgrade(3602).zip  you can make your own by changing the (edited)  operate mode to Data dump, and naming it something like erombackup, and it will download one to your pc from your pansat 9500.

This means of course that you need an rs232 cable to do it.

You might ask why didn't you just use the included erom upgrade, and the answer seems to be, because it's not included in the erom upgrade file for some reason. I am hoping if I can get a backup from someone who has a working pansat 9500, it will fix whatever is wrong with this one.

I can use it as is, but I have to leave it turned on all the time, or change the servo control to on for every satellite every time I turn it back on.

Thanks in advance, Mike
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Sorry no 9500 here. However a few years back I bought a "fleet" of used FTA receivers off E Bay. And of course I had to find the original factory programs for each and every unit. At that time it was still easy to do that. It seemed that back then the previous owners all "were doing something other" with their FTA receivers. So I saved all the names of those E Bay sellers in case a finders fee would ever be offered.

Because of the lawsuits many of the original websites were taken down. But there should not be an issue with one putting in the original factory software so a receiver can properly work in true FTA mode. Perhaps someone still knows of a place where original factory software is posted at on the web. Some where in my pile of old and loose hard drives is all that info. I should have burned dvds of all those files back when they were easy to find. Hind sight is always better than looking ahead 5 years.


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ksmike

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Thanks Bob, the firmware is still posted on the pansatservice website.

I'm not sure the erom upgrade method is the same as a firmware upgrade, although the same rules apply, as long as it doesn't unscramble anything it's ok, and pansat didn't make anything to unscramble any channels, that stuff is done by third party pirates.

I'm hoping someone will make a backup for their own use, in case they have problems, and share it with me so hopefully it will fix things here.

Thanks again, Mike
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After wasting a lot of time searching for the answer I finally tried using the serial loader, and loading the pansat 4.38 file that way and it worked. For some reason it loaded completely different than before, and now it remembers everything it's supposed to.

Looks like you had a good idea Bob. I didn't think it would load those files that way.

Thanks, Mike
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I have no idea what the total memory map is for a Pansat. I did once have two 3500 units here. Remember that some of the older with serial connector receivers could even transfer a load directly from one receiver to another of the same model. But any way when these units were first built there had to be a simple way at the factory to put in all the originally needed code in every box. Every thing through the one serial connector would be easy if possible.

And I will say on a side note here back when I bought some of those older with "altered" firmware receivers just one time only on one of the units (a Diamond 9000HD) I saw it flash the words blind scan on the tv screen. Diamond never had such a factory feature. Makes one think that the memory map "sections" may not be cleared out of old code when being reloaded but rather just written over and thus perhaps some parts of that section of memory may not be cleaned up from past loads.

But in your example who knows what or how that possible wrong code happened in your Pansat 9500. Sometimes a bit or two just gets lost. My old 67 year old memory looses a lot of bits almost every day. Like where did I leave my claw hammer after the last time using it. I just keep buying more hammers and then misplacing that next hammer also. Old memory but I refuse to eat jelly fish to fix that problem!

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One of the odd things was that when I loaded the firmware the first few times with the latest firmware the satellites were ordered in the list so all the ku sats were listed, then all the c band sats.

The last time I loaded it with the serial cable they came out so they were all ordered by their location in the sky, so it was ku/c for the first then ku/c for the next, and so on. I don't see how that could have happened just from using the serial port.
It kind of suggests that not all of the 4.38 firmware is the same even though I had used it on my last pansat 9500. I renamed the firmware that works so I can find it if I need it again.

I have no problem using the serial port, I have an xp pc that I use for media setting right next to the entertainment center, and it has a real serial port on it to use for the transfers. I'm sure the firmware would load fine from the usb port on the back of the box, I used the one on the front before. I just know this works so I'll do it this way from now on.

It's just a matter of finding a combination that works for your system it seems.

Mike
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