Originally Posted by tinkerb so in this case, is the connector or ...
hello guys!. can any of you link me to the latest best image for a dm500c? i'm flashing that for a friend of mine! for use with star*hu*? prefer to have teh same numbering as the current channel
I got an extra brand new set of 800HD to let go as my friend does not want it anymore. He is moving to a rented property. Not convenient to use it.
Those interested can pm me
1) Open up your PC, check if the Mother Board has a Com Port slot to be plucked in. If have, then go to (2)
2) Buy a
Serial 9 pin DB9 RS232 Motherboard Com Port Ribbon Cable Connector Bracket
Sample source at Ebay, sg:
Then, you will have a Com Port for just SG$2.50.
Next Step, go to SL to buy a Com Port Null (Crossed / Twisted) Modem cable - $5. So all in less than SG$8 solved the case, cheap-cheap
The good points with this solution are:
a) Because it is a hardware attached to Mother Board, it should work with whatever OS your are using, be it Win 7 64bit or 32Bit
b) You do not need to buy a USB-Com Serial 9Pin adapter, which can be very expensive - >$20++
c) You DO NOT have compatiblity issue for item (b), as most market adapters do not work with Win7. Only few good brands work, like ATEN UC-232A, etc. Again, it is not cheap, i warn you first. Interested see, http://www.aten.com/USB-Converter.htm
Hope it does help, my frenz
Last edited by heatonbk; 19th April, 2012 at 11:37 AM.
I was wondering how to back up your setting & keys before installing a new image. What program to use? Once the new image is loaded which are the files that need to be reloaded via FTP to enjoy previously installed keys and settings? thanks!
Since I have a SAMBA server with lots of TB of disk space, I decided to remove the harddisk from the DM800 and NFS mount the server harddisk to both the DM800 and send my recordings to the server. Never had problem since then. Also removed the heat problem due to internal harddisk in the DM800.
If you have a NAS at home, you can do that as well. Find the sticky thread for the HowTo.
BTW, someone mentioned that running the laptop harddisks 24x7 is bad. I agree. But I know that the DM800 spins down the harddisk when it's not in use after sometimes.