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kartman01

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I have an AZ Box issue I am hopeful someone can help with... I was attempting to tune in the Daytona feeds this evening and discovered all of the pre-programmed AZ Box satellites have disappeared... there is one called Eurobird 4, but everything else is gone. 

Is there any way I can recover the pre-programmed satellites?

I have owned this receiver for four years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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I have an AZ Box issue I am hopeful someone can help with... I was attempting to tune in the Daytona feeds this evening and discovered all of the pre-programmed AZ Box satellites have disappeared... there is one called Eurobird 4, but everything else is gone. 

Is there any way I can recover the pre-programmed satellites?

I have owned this receiver for four years and this is the first time anything like this has happened.

Thanks in advance for any help!


It depends upon what you have done to your Azbox.  Ie have you been using the original sat list that came with the receiver, or have you loaded up a new North Americanized list, and if so, have you been using that ACC program (or whatever it's called)?  Also, do you have FTP or telnet access to the receiver?

The first thing to try, however is to do a hard reboot by flipping the switch on the back.  If you still have the problem, and if you haven't ever changed the sat list, and haven't used that ACC program, then you might use a generic FTP program and go to the /DISK1/DISK2_backup directory and pull the DVBS.dat file back to your computer.  Then go to the \DISK2 directory, and copy that DVBS.dat file to that directory.  You might first pull the existing DVBS.dat file back to a different directory on your computer (so as not to replace the one you just pulled from the backup directory), just so you'll have a copy in case things go wrong.    Anyway, after replacing the dat file, reboot, and you should have the original sat list that came with the computer. 

  This probably won't work though, if you used that ACC program that everyone but me seems to use, because that program goes into the backup directory, and replaces that backup .dat file with the one you're using in DISK1, so if the file in DISK1 gets corrupted, you can be replacing the backup file with a corrupted file.   But it's still worth a try. 

  Before replacing that .dat file, you might look at the file size of the file in the DISK2 directory to the file size of the one in the DISK1/DISK2_backup directory.  If the file sizes are similar, all the info is probably there, but it's corrupted.  If the file size in DISK1 is very small, then somehow all the info got deleted. 

   My guess, however, is that particularly if you've added sats, or made any significant changes, that your best bet is to just re-load the firmware, unless you have made some recent copies of the 3 data files {DVBS.dat, all_hannel.dat, and antenna_list.dat}, or have backed up the satellite data using the menu.



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Follow the good advice given by wejones, but if all fails, then a factory re-set will probably bring the box back, but the programming will be lost.  I have had to do several factory re-set's on my AZ before I learned what not to ask it to do.  I have the Canadian F/W in it now, and use it mostly for CBS and some of the sig's that my Pansat 9500 won't play.  I have the prem hd that doesn't have blind scan, so putting everything back into the box took some time.  I wish you luck!  Jess out in California
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