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AMIKO Mini HD Combo - firmware upgrade problem .bin vs .abs files?

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by RatMan123, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. RatMan123

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    Hi All,

    I wonder if anyone can help? I have an AMIKO Mini HD Combo box that is about 2 years old and needs an upgrade. I have downloaded the firmware which has a .abs file extension however the USB upgrade option on the menu is looking for a .bin file.

    Am i missing something?

    Thanks,
    Darren.
     
  2. bees

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    I have always used files ending in ".emu"

    I will send you a PM to link you to some firmware.

    Tried but your inbox is full :willy nilly:
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016
  3. RatMan123

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    Hi Bees,

    Thanks for you thread reply and sorry my inbox was full - I've just cleared it up.

    Thanks,
    Darren.
     
  4. bees

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    No problem, re sent it :thumbsup:
     
  5. RatMan123

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    Hi Bees,

    Thank you for the link. I have downloaded the software and unzipped it and notice the file has a .ABS extension. This is my problem. When I select the USB upgrade option on my box, it is expecting a file with a .BIN extension and won't even list the .ABS file as an option.

    Any ideas what's going on?

    Thanks,
    Darren.
     
  6. alan36

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    Hi I just bought an amiko can u give that link for firmware putting VM on it tanks
     
  7. gravehead

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    Ratman i'd send you my lavatronics firmware but it ends in .abs, i've sent it to a few people and its always worked for them
    have you had a look at bees tutorial for amiko mini combo HD it might help - amiko-mini-hd-combo-tutorial
     
  8. alan36

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    Tanks for reply img I can't find the firmware and vm skin it says I need at start of tutorial can u point me in right direction please
     
  9. gravehead

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    If you PM me your email address I will send you the firmware tonight and I don't think you can put VM skin on an Amiko, but not 100% sure
     
  10. RatMan123

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    Ha! A word of warning... don't for one moment consider renaming the firmware extension from .ABS to .BIN just because your box is looking for a bin file - whilst it appears to flash the box, it also bricks the box :no no:
     
  11. alan36

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    Hi setting up amiko but when I go to upgrade by usb it says client receiver in different mode anyone know how to fix
     
  12. alan36

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    Does anyone know what client receiver in different mode means on amiko please
     
  13. alan36

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    I bought an amiko mini combo but when I go to upgrade by sub it says client receiver in wrong mode so Iv had enough an am dumping in th bin
     
  14. alan36

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    Have decided to cut my losses an dump this heap of kick cause it keeps saying client receiver in different mode an no one seems to have any info absolute nightmare
     
  15. bees

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    Follow the guide linked in post #7

    I will PM you a link to the firmware.
     
  16. alan36

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    Hi pal can u tell where I would find symbol rate and net I'd tanks
     
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    Last edited: Dec 21, 2016
  18. RatMan123

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    OK - here's an update.

    From ebay I purchased a programming RS232 cable to 3.5mm jack and also a USB to RS232 cable (as my PC doesn't have a native RS232 port). These allowed me to dump a firmware upgrade onto the bricked Amiko which in turn allowed an USB upgrade HOWEVER this time it allowed me to use an ABS file. Finally I have a working Amiko Mini HD Combo with firmware revision EMU 1.6.03. I have been impressed that the AMIKO box withstood my abuse of multiple firmware attempts and survived.

    It took a few days but eventually ended up with the latest firmware working!
     
  19. alan36

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    Got firmware but can't get any channels now
     
  20. RatMan123

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    Hi Gravehead,

    Thanks for your message and kind offer to help.

    My issue was very strange and no end of Google searches found anyone with a similar issue i.e., that my USB upgrade menu wanted a .BIN file. It has taken a few days but I eventually fixed it by flashing the firmware with a RS232 cable and the box now works fine. The new firmware also has a USB upgrade menu that is looking for a .ABS file, so my issue must have been an oddity in the firmware that was supplied when I bought the box. Very odd but it seems all sorted now.

    Again thanks - Darren.

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    Hi Alan,

    These are pretty easy to set-up and perhaps I can help. Can you describe to me what set-up you're trying (Sat or Cable or both) and how far you're getting? I'll do my best to help?

    Thanks,
    Darren.





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    Hi Alan,

    These are pretty easy to set-up and perhaps I can help. Can you describe to me what set-up you're trying (Sat or Cable or both) and how far you're getting? I'll do my best to help?

    Thanks,
    Darren.