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VicWind
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H8000FW - Factory Only testing duration

VicWind
May 05, 2021 - 07:19 am

Hi - I’ve been trying to resurrect this 8000 and keep getting the “Faulty Preset installed - Contact Factory” message.

Steps I’ve tried so far:

1. re-seated the U106 and U205 chips and cleaned things up a bit on the pads.

2. Tried to clear all using the 8 key on startup.

3. Tried sending “Mute” by holding Program on startup.

4. Tried installing 5.61 on a new Sandisk CF with a Sandisk PCMCIA sled. This was encouraging, as it got to 100% installed, then said Failed.

5. Re-started and am going through the Factory tests. Last I checked (and it’s been over 2 hours now), it was at T=1125 (not sure if that’s a test count number?).

I’m hoping that it’s reading and re-writing over all the memory blocks and that I’ll then be able to install this OS update so I can clear that error message about the Presets being newer than the OS.

My question is: how long are these tests supposed to take normally? 

Thanks very much for any help anyone can enlighten me with. I gotta get this guy working again!!
CHeers

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nickrose
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nickrose
May 05, 2021 - 07:25 am

The tests run continuously until you stop them. T= gives the number of tests performed. If E= is greater then 0, that is a failure.

Don't run any flash or CF card tests more than a few hundred times, as these parts can only accept a finite number of write cycles.

Does sound like you may have a flash memory fault.

 

VicWind
Joined: May 4 2021
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VicWind
May 05, 2021 - 09:11 am

Thanks, Nickrose!

I let it run for the last 12 hours so I will stop the test.

Can an NOS flash memory be purchased still?

Cheers

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nickrose
May 06, 2021 - 07:24 am

VicWind wrote:

Can an NOS flash memory be purchased still?

With difficulty. They're pretty obsolete.

 

 

VicWind
Joined: May 4 2021
Posts: 3
VicWind
May 06, 2021 - 08:20 pm

Thanks again, Nick. I’ve received an RA from Jerome, and am sending the unit in for repair. Glad it’s an option, given the rarity of those chips!
Cheers