i think its time to have a post of working usb sticks ...
i think its time to have a post of working usb sticks and non working ones.
just started a post of working usb for solo only,please add working ones and picture and size to help,cheers.
If this fixes the issue, with whatever image, I'll warmly shake ur hand and buy you a beer (albeit it might have to be a virtual one if travel is a problem for you ;-) )
As of yesterday I would have warmly shaken the throat of anyone connected with the selling company and then poured a beer over them.
Any help to get me up and working with this kit is totally appreciated. Will have a look at this after the footie this evening
One thing to note is that the initial failure I had on this unit was after loading the first overnight EPG which was setup to save to external rear USB pendrive. The files appeared to have saved OK, but might that operation somehow corrupt the image, causing this 'red dot of death'??
TBH I can't see how it would, but it is a coincidence.
update (dont ask)
unplug the hdmi and internet when trying to flash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
good luck pal
I feel for you, let's hope you manage to revive the box, if you do then let us know the process that worked for you.
EDIT: FAT32 will be fine.
Last edited by IAmATeaf; 11th June, 2012 at 05:20 PM.
If you are going to try reflash :format usb fat 32 > download image > unzip file > put file on usb > Maybe better trying an older image to see if it comes back first. Presuming it will flash.
Do you have to create the \vuplus\duo folder structure on the USB?
Don't have a box myself but reading a few threads it seems to suggest creating the folder and then putting the file in the duo folder.
You download file unzip it open usb and drag file in hey presto. All done on desktop.
You will see folder and files when you look in usb
Last edited by DOUGALMCD; 11th June, 2012 at 06:15 PM.
I have tried rebooting with three diff usb drives in the front usb port. rebooted numerous times, also in the back
In end connected the serial port and tried reloading the secret file - success. Then reflashed with updateallflash (both as per instructions on the Ferrari site "HOW TO BRING A LIVE YOUR BRICK VU+ DUO"). These both seemed to complete.
But I still just get single red dot and can't seem to get the USB pendrive to be seen no matter how many times I reboot
What am I missing here??
Can I reload image via serial not usb? or at least see what, if anything its doing on boot??? (hyperterm or "putty" is shown in ferrari vids for this, but a bit lost here)
did you unplug the hmdi/internet ?
just keeped on doing it , non stop . till it flashed image
i only use the image on a usb , never flashed the chip ect
what os is your pc.laptop
how are you unzipping the image
what do you have on the usb stick?
Last edited by the man; 11th June, 2012 at 08:43 PM.