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    • #114280
      Disgraceland
      Member

      Hi

      I can see that this is a known problem and I am posting here as i haven’t had any response from teh support email address (automated or otherwise).

      I have a Pitchfactor update failure.

      Initialy I tried to update to the latest version from a Mac (OS 10.12.05). It stopped at 75%, said that it had completed an dthe machine powered off.

      Now If I start the machine I get the single bar of lights, a pause for a few secpnds  then a full display of lights for a few seconds and then it powers down.

      I cannot perform system restore – same sequence of lights as above.

      I can only boot into update mode.

      I have tried updating to all versions of firmware availble in the updater.

      I also tried on a PC.

      To get it to work on a PC I have to run the H9 control software to get to the updater software. if I just try to run the updater as a standalone, it does not see the device.

      On a PC (Win 10 fully updated) the oldest update available (3.5 Ithink) gets the furthest  (100%), then said it was unpacking the software, said it had completed and then went off.

      I bought this unit second had and am conserned that the prices to fix seem more than the unit cost.

      Do you have a ‘special’ installer that will work on a Windows machine to force an update / system restore?

      Thanks in advance.

    • #146850
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      I'm afraid it looks as though you have a hardware problem. This may be the reason that the unit was sold.

      Things to try before returning it:

      1) Update (yet) again, by whatever means appears successful.

      2) Following this, do a "Restoring Factory Presets and System Settings" as described in the UM.

      3) Consider trying a different power supply.

      If these fail, you should return it to your vendor, or send it in for service.

       

      • #146854
        Disgraceland
        Member
        nickrose wrote:

        I’m afraid it looks as though you have a hardware problem. This may be the reason that the unit was sold.

        Things to try before returning it:

        1) Update (yet) again, by whatever means appears successful.

        2) Following this, do a “Restoring Factory Presets and System Settings” as described in the UM.

        3) Consider trying a different power supply.

        If these fail, you should return it to your vendor, or send it in for service.

         

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        Thanks for your reply.

        It’s worth pointing out that this was purchased from a friend and I know iit has worked well for him. It was working when I got it, I was just foolish to select the update option as I am not even sure it needed updating. The failure was directly caused by the update process – I’ve seen a lot of posts that all have the same type of issue, so I’m guessing that it’s not an uncommon fault?

         

        Anyway – I tried again. Slightly further this time:

        Attempted version 5.2.0[6] on a PC running Windows 10 fully updated. Note that I had to re-start PC before the H9 software would connect

         

        Started Pitchfactor in update mode. Screen says ‘Update…

         

        During process the following LEDs are lit:

         

        Diatonic

        Quadravox

        Harmodulator 

         

        H910/H949 blinks aproximately every 2 seconds

         

        Update completed.

         

        Software lost connection with device.

         

        On the main screen I have 1 led lit under depth key, 2 lit to teh left of spped, 5 lit to the right of speed and 5 lit under Xnob

         

        I removed power cable, held down the Flex button and Tempo encoderr, plugged in power supply. Single bar of lights appeared, paused then a full set of lights (seem slightly dim) and then finally turned off.

         

         

        Any ideas? 🙂

         

        Re: Power supply. Could this be a likely cause of the failure?

         

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      • #146857
        nickrose
        Moderator
        Eventide Staff
        Disgraceland wrote:

        Re: Power supply. Could this be a likely cause of the failure?

        The power supply could easily be the problem. A weak power supply is the most likely cause of startup issues.

        If you are not using an Eventide supply, I would suggest you get hold of one. If you are, it would be worth trying to borrow  another one.

         

         

      • #146858
        Disgraceland
        Member
        nickrose wrote:

        Disgraceland wrote:

        Re: Power supply. Could this be a likely cause of the failure?

        The power supply could easily be the problem. A weak power supply is the most likely cause of startup issues.

        If you are not using an Eventide supply, I would suggest you get hold of one. If you are, it would be worth trying to borrow  another one.

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        Thanks Nick. Will try that

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    • #146865
      Disgraceland
      Member

      Hi Nick

      I now get the ‘Bad’ error.

       

      Does this indicate Eprom failure?

    • #146866
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      This probably means that a preset did not load correctly. Try re-initializing. Otherwise this could be a failed update, a bad power supply, or some other hardware error.

       

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