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Leatherneck

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For awhile I have attempted to restore to factory firmware.  I believe the receiver may have become corrupt.  I have attempted to restore to factory.  When it reboots after returning to the screen and getting out of PAL it shows that the updated firmware is still there.  Should I first return to the factory firmware?  And, if so, how do I get it to return to the factory setting.  Will I need to Format application area?

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it is best to reinstall firmware.


Edited: removed link.  

Please do not provide a link to AZBox firmware on that Canadian site.  They are no way affiliated or have any ties to the original AZBox brand besides being a re-seller before Opensat went out of business.   They have modified firmware from the official original versions that have been known to cause issues.

http://az.evg33.ru/fw/  is the recommended link for Official AZBox firmware.  The 5400 series firmware listed is not official and is not recommended.  The last official firmware from Opensat is 5311.

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Thanks!

With the factory reset should it not state the factory firmware? 

After installing an update, is it not best to return it to factory firmware. 

And, if so what are the instructions?

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For awhile I have attempted to restore to factory firmware.  I believe the receiver may have become corrupt.  I have attempted to restore to factory.  When it reboots after returning to the screen and getting out of PAL it shows that the updated firmware is still there.  Should I first return to the factory firmware?  And, if so, how do I get it to return to the factory setting.  Will I need to Format application area?

Thanks!

From everything I've learned here, there is no factory firmware stored in ROM on the Azbox, so the only reliable way to return to factory firmware is to have a patch.bin file for what you consider to be the factory firmware on a USB thumbdrive, and reboot the Azbox via the power switch. 
   There is a factory settings command, but I think that this only removes your personal settings and replaces them with whatever was default on the last firmware you've upgraded to. I've never used that option.
   When you do an upgrade to a newer firmware, or back to an older firmware, it is best to format the application area, because some personal settings will not be replaced, and often that data will not be compatable with the data in the new firmware you're trying to load.  Some people do this more than one time.  This is particularly necessary if you are trying to revert to a much older firmware, because sometimes that can be difficult.  
   But anyway, if you are trying to use that factory "settings" command, and expecting it to put in the firmware that your receiver had at the factory, then no, that isn't going to happen, because the only firmware in the machine is whatever the receiver was last upgraded to.

EDIT: Also, off topic a bit....  while I understand the warnings about the non-original firmware at the Canadian web page, I have been using the 5400 series firmware for several years with no major problems, or at least no worse than any older original firmware.  And since you can revert to older firmware, I don't see any harm in trying it.  On the other hand those firmware versions that require altering the boot partitions on the DOM are something that i would avoid, as people here have had a difficult time returning to the original firmware once those are installed.


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Thanks,

Most likely from reviewing the recent responses to my inquiry, I have everything as good as possible!  The receiver still has a grid that is very light!  This firmware has always had that undesirable feature.  Perhaps, I will do a format!  Previously, I had read to do a update several times.  I did do that a couple of times.  Everybody here has been very helpful, and I wanted to respond with my gratitude.

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The receiver was not real stable.  Specifically, it had the quality popping on and off.  I thought it was the wind.  Approximately wind gust up to 32mph.  So, I did go ahead, and format the drive.  I believe it may may have helped.  It was on 103.0W, and I did a blind scan, and received almost all of the channels. 

Then, I moved it to 97.0W, and after doing a blind scan, the channels were those from 103.0W  I must have not had all of my settings correct?

This evening, I put a frequency in that has channels for 97.0W, and it loaded those, Ebru, etc. 

The dish is moving all right! 

The best thing about free

The firmware I amusing is 9.5309.  It has worked good for several years.  I never did like the fact that the menu is a little light.

I appreciate all of the members here.

The Azbox is a challenge!  Oh, well. it it wasn't I would be looking for something else to challenge me.  I could not do it with all you members!

Thanks!

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Leatherneck, what do you mean by "a grid that is very light"?
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jdcpa,  the menu that lists the channels.  Some have referred to it as being gray.  It is hardly visible.
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First screen in setup permits changing the font. Maybe that would help? I often have trouble with too small fonts or low contrast, but not with my HD+ channel selection screen.
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jdcpa,  the menu that lists the channels.  Some have referred to it as being gray.  It is hardly visible.


Have you tried:
Settings
Display
Menu Transparency
     Then select "No Transparency"   ?????
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wejones, thanks!  After I reinstalled the firmware it was better than it had been!  And, through Settings, I noticed it was on No Transparency.  It has good color!  So, I moved the settings around some to get an understanding of the difference in Transparency.  After I went to 50, I could see it was very undesirable.  Through changing firmware probably two different times, I had always believed this firmware was less than desirable.  Now, I know where I can determine if the settings need to be changed.

Today was a beautiful day to fine tune my dish.  The wind was 1 mph.  The wife said when she went out it was windy!  I can see the trees are blowing some.

On 103.0W I am receiving good quality.  Likewise, on 97.0W.  My true south is 89.0W  I am not able to get any quality on that satellite.  I would like to put the dish on that satellite before I fine tune the satellite.  I have a Invacom and don't believe there is anything on any satellite that the advantage of that LNB would benefit.  Most ku band in my foot print is perhaps, 97.0w, and 103.0w? ? ?

Previously, I thought the best channels were on 125.0w?  The PBS channels are mostly already gone? ? ?

If my dish was fine tuned I believe I could get MSNBC on 103.0w.. It has probably been about three weeks since it came in? ? ?

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jdcpa,

I missed your post in number 9.  I just saw in my email you had responded!  Thank you!  I do not know how I missed it!  Most likely with the flood of email I have been unable to keep up with, with all the hundreds of political email that I am totally unable to keep up with!   l o l

I would never want to offend anyone by neglecting to show my appreciation.

Thanks!

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I can add a different twist to the FW loading debacle..
Mine has started missing recording timers , not tuning to the correct timer channel and so forth. Being that it has sat in stand by but on a UPS for awhile I thought the possibility of a slightly corrupted FW load might be the case. It has 5308 in it now and I want to load the last "Official" version 5311. For some reason it doesn't retain the upgrade. I've tried it with loading the firmware and renaming to patch.bin, inserting in the front ( and rear) usb ports and powering on with the main switch. After it loads I select USB as the upgrade method. It goes through the motions of extracting and loading but when all is said and done it remains at 5308. Same things happens if I tune to a working TP and insert the uSB stick and press Home then settings ,FW upgrade and select USB.  I have tried that as a renamed to patch.bin and also exactly as it downloads but it makes no difference.  This may not even correct the symptoms which is OK in the long run providing CBS is available since OTA is not an option it's the only method available to me for less than $50-100 a month for a shabby picture from DTV or Dish! Which I admit I despise!

Can anyone think of anything I have missed or overlooked?  Maybe it'll come to me maybe not nowadays LOL!

Thanks !!

Wayne






It did come to me  to look at my notes anyway.. 5309,5310 and 5311 are nothing but Youtube fixes and do not increment up the shown firmware version number !   The Tin Man is not the only one who wishes he had a brain sometimes LOL

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With the new firmware on the thumbdrive, when you boot up, before it boots, it should have come up with a menu with about 5 selections, at which point you should select the reformat application area or something to that effect, then after that you go through the menu again and tell it to load the new software. 
   If the Azbox actually booted up normally, then you probably have the firmware file named wrong, probably due to your computer not showing the extensions.  To avoid that, make 2 copies of the file, one named patch.bin, and one named patch    
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   If the Azbox actually booted up normally, then you probably have the firmware file named wrong, probably due to your computer not showing the extensions.  To avoid that, make 2 copies of the file, one named patch.bin, and one named patch    

Or reconfigure Windows to not lie about filenames by hiding what it considers "extensions". It's one of the very first things I do on first boot of a new Windows installation. There's also the option to use a file manager that always shows complete filenames regardless of the Windows setting. One such is File Commander.

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