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I bought a new esata hard drive for use with my DM500HD. ...

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    Default DM500HD Ferrari sim possibly bricked.

    I bought a new esata hard drive for use with my DM500HD. However it wasn't working at all with my Merlin 3 image. So I decided to flash a different image. I searched for 'DM500HD ferrari sim images' and downloaded one called Nemesis2-6-dm500-SVN-190r0-ramiMAHER

    So I flashed that using the browser method, however the box didn't boot, green light stays on, and it wont let me flash using the browser method again. So I came across a guide on how to recover over the network using Dreamup and a mini usb cable connected.

    So I followed this guide using Dreamup V1.3.3.7 as thats the only one that would get pass 'Waiting for acknowledgment'.

    I tried using the IP address of the dreambox the last time I flashed it which was the next ip up from my pc ip address. But it seems now that no matter what ip address I put in for the dreambox, dreamup runs 'uploading flashloader' and then 'initiating HTTP mode'. It then allows me to press flash and choose an image to flash but it then displays 'calculating checksum' and gets stuck there. I've also tried logging into the box via the browser once HTTP mode is initiated but the browser times out.

    I ran a command to check what devices were connected to my computer but I don't see the dreambox IP anywhere, and I've tried pinging various addresses to find the box with no luck. Picture attached of the command prompt.
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    How can I find the IP address of the box? Or does it even have one?

    Has anyone got any ideas or can help me out in any way, it would be very much appreciated as I'm really stuck and don't know what else to do

    If I can't fix it, I will have to send it away for repair, anybody know any repair services in Ireland/UK
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    with a clone dreambox you need a patched dreamup loader panel and you leave the box switched off at the rear switch until you click connect and the loader says turn the dreambox on,it will then upload from the dm500hd and then go into http mode now you can send a new image to the box using the panel. and the box should clear.
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    i have also just checked on the image you flashed
    and it looks like you have flashed a sim 2.10 image
    so you could need to loaded the 84 bootloader file
    before a new image
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    Thanks a lot for the reply benny/9.

    I have been using a special version of dreamup for ferrari sims that I found recommeded on another forum, so I believe that it must be a patched version, and I have been following all of the steps that you listed in the first half of your post above, but it always uploaded the flash loader and initialised the HTTP fine but then got stuck on 'calculating checksum' when I tried to flash.

    I used wireshark to capture traffic on my ethernet port as I plugged in the dreambox, and discovered that it was using the ip address 0.0.0.0, which I thought was very strange. To my surprise, when I tried using dreamup again using that ip, it began uploading the image file to the box. However after it flashed it, this error popped up: "error 010 INVALID IMAGE (OR OLD VERSION) box is now not Usable"

    How would I go about loading the 84 bootloader file, is that done with dreamup? Presuming that my dreambox is still fixable that is.

    Also could you recommend an image / bootloader combination that will definitely work, as I don't want to make the same mistake again. I know its a ferrari sim but I dont know if I need 2.0, 2.1 etc.

    Thanks a lot
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    Okay I flashed "sim2 500HD ssl84 0929" to the box using dreambox.

    I then rebooted it, and flashed "sim2-oozoon-3-2-4-dm500hd-84b.riyad66" to the box.

    However it was still the same when I rebooted it, green light remains on, blank screen, Red light on inside the box. (Saw it referred to as Green light of death)

    Is it savable, or is it bricked I wonder?

    Hopefully I'm just flashing the wrong image again. I went through about 20 images before I got one that would work about 6 months back when I flashed the Merlin image to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidom2513 View Post
    Okay I flashed "sim2 500HD ssl84 0929" to the box using dreambox.

    I then rebooted it, and flashed "sim2-oozoon-3-2-4-dm500hd-84b.riyad66" to the box.

    However it was still the same when I rebooted it, green light remains on, blank screen, Red light on inside the box. (Saw it referred to as Green light of death)

    Is it savable, or is it bricked I wonder?

    Hopefully I'm just flashing the wrong image again. I went through about 20 images before I got one that would work about 6 months back when I flashed the Merlin image to it.
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    before the box was re imaged you say
    it was a ferrari sim box are you sure of this?
    did it say ferrari on the box lcd screen when
    it booted up before you tried the nemesis image? this is the loader panel i used for both dm500hd and the dm800se models, also have
    you tried turning the box off at the back and then holding the front button and turning on
    to see if you get the box info and ip on the tv screen if does load the info you can try flashing
    the 84botloader file and a correct image for your sim with the firefox browser
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    Yeah, it says "sim ferrrari inside" on the bottom of the box, and I opened it up today, and seen the ferrari sim card.

    The box didn't display ferrari on the box lcd screen. This is what the box looks like, very small display on it:

    https://www.dream-multimedia-tv.de/s...jpg?1320660286

    Yeah, I've tried turning off at the back and holding the front button, that how I flashed the nemesis image, but it won't even boot to that screen now. Just blank screen, with green light constantly on.

    I've flashed a 84 bootloader (the one listed above) and then an image (also listed above). But that didn't work. either. Any image in particular you'd recommend?

    I tried sunray flasher before but it usually freezes on "waiting for acknowledgment". I'll try the version you've posted there now

    Thanks

    Edit: tried sunray flashup there again, upload the flashloader, and then says "waiting for acknowledgment"
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    your right mate i was thinking of the dm800
    the dm500 hasn't got a lcd screen,also
    just anouther thought you do have the ethernet cat5 cable as well as the a/b camera type cable connected from the box and you have put a tick in the box on the dreamup loader.
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    Yeah cat5 is connected, and the usb to mini usb is connected from the computer to the service slot on the dreambox, and the network box is ticked

    The images are being successfully flashed, but the box is just not booting after the flash.

    Do you know what the stock image would be for a DM500HD ferrari sim? I could try putting that image on

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidom2513 View Post
    Yeah cat5 is connected, and the usb to mini usb is connected from the computer to the service slot on the dreambox, and the network box is ticked

    The images are being successfully flashed, but the box is just not booting after the flash.

    Do you know what the stock image would be for a DM500HD ferrari sim? I could try putting that image on
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    it sounds like a bootloader problem
    you load the 84 bootloader and then
    close the dreamup panel and with the switch
    on the rear panel of the box turn off and then on again to reboot and lock the boot loader in then back to the dreamup and with it go though the upload from the box and then flasha ferrari image for your model on the box, then it should boot up
    and work.
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    Yes, thats exactly what I done. I flashed bootloader 84 and the this image: sim2-oozoon-3-2-4-dm500hd-84b.riyad66

    However I will keep trying it with different images, and hopefully it will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidom2513 View Post
    Yes, thats exactly what I done. I flashed bootloader 84 and the this image: sim2-oozoon-3-2-4-dm500hd-84b.riyad66

    However I will keep trying it with different images, and hopefully it will work
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    Oh ok, my bad. I thought it was supported for some reason. Thanks for the heads up.

    I've just downloaded an image called GP3 Ferrari SSL87F, so I will try this now. I presume I would need a 87 bootloader for this image, is that correct?

    Thanks for the help

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidom2513 View Post
    Oh ok, my bad. I thought it was supported for some reason. Thanks for the heads up.

    I've just downloaded an image called GP3 Ferrari SSL87F, so I will try this now. I presume I would need a 87 bootloader for this image, is that correct?

    Thanks for the help

    David
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    it's a long time since i had a dreambox
    but i would use the boot loader if it's there to download or
    try the 84 and the image first
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    Grand, I will try that now so

    should take about 10 mins. I'll try with 84 bootloader first

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidom2513 View Post
    Grand, I will try that now so

    should take about 10 mins. I'll try with 84 bootloader first

    Thanks
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    first dont forget all the best help etc is on this forum
    you will get there mate, and if your not a member on
    the ferrari forum you should join for images etc then
    you dont crash the box google this for a link 8a8f8.com
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