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Ferguson Ariva 250

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    mine went the same the port is important and ticking including bootloader


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Ph3arTh35k1llz


    Just A heads up but Ive been trying to upgrade from verson1.27B3 to 1.27B6 with no luck.

    First i got one box ASH'd when i tried to upgrade bringing over my channel list. I was able to restore (thanks to Tony) using a good box running 1.27B3, and though oh must be my channel list that caused it....

    when i tried upgrading again with the file from the ftp site(Network upgrade) it just says burning failed?

    Anyway im going to wait for the next release and try again.
    if anyone had success going from 1.27B3 to B6 let me know.

    cheers


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    yes i loaded it from usb and from eprom

    loading channel lists will cause crashing dont do it


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    It shouldn't cause crashing . I load every box we sell with a channel list and don't experience this.

    Nowso wrote: »
    loading channel lists will cause crashing

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    Tony wrote: »
    It shouldn't cause crashing . I load every box we sell with a channel list and don't experience this.

    unless its done perfectly it will cause ash on reboot here

    better off organise a few channels yourself


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    can you get a faulty null cable been trying to sort my box with cable and eeprom software followed all instructions but it says reset target any ideas cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭Avns1s


    You should start running the software with your box turned off and when it says "reset target", that your cue to turn the box on. You may then have to wait a couple of mins before it appears to do anything.

    Is this what you're doing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    yeah i might be a small bit impatient and not giving it time to do anything try again


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    no nothing happening very annoying


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    no nothing happening very annoying still saying reset tatget


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    two computers i have tried must be null cable


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭Avns1s


    blueco wrote: »
    no nothing happening very annoying still saying reset tatget

    Is it a USB to null modem cable? These are very hit and miss, which is why I keep an old win xp computer with serial port in working order, just for this job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    no female to female cable and using xp grrrr


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    anyone in limerick area with a tested null cable


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭Avns1s


    blueco wrote: »
    no female to female cable and using xp grrrr

    ok, should work so. Does the box do anything when you boot it without the cable attached?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    yeah displays ash


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    your port number needs to be the right one and you may need to update your drivers that run it


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,380 ✭✭✭STB.


    blueco wrote: »
    no nothing happening very annoying still saying reset tatget

    Lets assume you have a null modem cable (there a lot of Serial Cables out there passing themselves off as Null modems:)).

    Go into Device Manager (open windows explorer, right click on Computer and click Manage) Then go to Port and under Com and LPT was is the Com Port set to ? Is it 1 or 3 ?

    The software for reflashing the box must have the corresponding Com Port which you can change in the sofware. Follow the rest of the instructions from there.

    Let me know how you get on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 Llamedos


    When is a null cable not a null cable? Any one got any tests or way of identifying them from a serial cable?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    You could use a cable tester or a multimeter and map the pins but hardly worth the bother if you can get hold of a another cable and retry.

    Llamedos wrote: »
    When is a null cable not a null cable? Any one got any tests or way of identifying them from a serial cable?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Mayo2001


    Hi Avns1s I noticed that you are based in Mayo and I was wondering if you can help I have a Ferguson ariva 202E which I somehow seem to have bricked and do not have the hardware or the technical knowledge to unbrick it, do you do repairs and if so do you have a shop or workshop that I could bring it to as I am from Mayo myself
    thanks in advance


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 blueco


    quick line to say null cable changed and now updated and working


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso




  • Registered Users Posts: 35 Doodie123


    (can't post urls directly - i'm a new user)

    Hi there

    Here's my setup

    I've an older dish fitted with a single lnb cable running down to an ancient SD Panasonic sky-decoder box getting FreesatFromSky - using a N.I. card.
    I've also got a Ferguson 252 box hooked up solely to a Saorview aerial.
    Both boxes are hooked up to a single TV

    I've tested the Ferguson with the UK Freesat and Nowsos firmware above. The 252 works quite well, but this involves switching the cables back and forth at the rear when i want to return to the Panasonic.

    I'd like to keep both boxes hooked to the single LNB.(don't ask why!)
    I've been informed my best option is to replace the LNB on the dish with a quad-LNB and run an additional cable down thru the attic, through the walls and into the living room to hook up to the second box
    Something like quad-LNB adapator kit TVTradeDave sells

    Due to age and restricted access to the roofspace, this isn't really an option for me.

    Doing a bit of googling, i've come across this:
    A satellite priority switch - basically i hook it up behind the TV - and connect both boxes. When the primary box is off, the signal goes to the secondary box.


    (can't post links - it's a goobay® SAT Priority Switch distributed switches 1 LNB to 2 Satellite Receiver on ebay)



    Has anybody experience with these - they seem the ideal solution for my situation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,422 ✭✭✭Avns1s


    I don't think there anything you can get on the Freesat NI box that you wouldn't be able to get on the 252. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    It might be that with a bit of tweaking your channel list, you might be able to make the old Panasonic box redundant and use the connection to the 252 exclusively.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,627 ✭✭✭iba


    Doodie123 wrote: »
    (can't post urls directly - i'm a new user)

    Hi there

    Here's my setup

    I've an older dish fitted with a single lnb cable running down to an ancient SD Panasonic sky-decoder box getting FreesatFromSky - using a N.I. card.
    I've also got a Ferguson 252 box hooked up solely to a Saorview aerial.
    Both boxes are hooked up to a single TV

    I've tested the Ferguson with the UK Freesat and Nowsos firmware above. The 252 works quite well, but this involves switching the cables back and forth at the rear when i want to return to the Panasonic.

    I'd like to keep both boxes hooked to the single LNB.(don't ask why!)
    I've been informed my best option is to replace the LNB on the dish with a quad-LNB and run an additional cable down thru the attic, through the walls and into the living room to hook up to the second box
    Something like quad-LNB adapator kit TVTradeDave sells

    Due to age and restricted access to the roofspace, this isn't really an option for me.

    Doing a bit of googling, i've come across this:
    A satellite priority switch - basically i hook it up behind the TV - and connect both boxes. When the primary box is off, the signal goes to the secondary box.


    (can't post links - it's a goobay® SAT Priority Switch distributed switches 1 LNB to 2 Satellite Receiver on ebay)



    Has anybody experience with these - they seem the ideal solution for my situation.

    Basically you want a feed from one LNB to feed two receivers so an LNB splitter.

    I can't find the item you mentioned on ebay but found this. Probably the same thing.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/electronics/dp/B0051C2BWC

    But I have to ask, why or why keep the Panasonic - why two boxes when one will do? :)

    This one is a lot cheaper:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-FC-2SPLT-ST-KN-Satellite-F-Splitter/dp/B000NHBNII/ref=pd_cp_23_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0X0HEGE46YXV4SNMH4N8


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    Perhaps you could start a new thread on this as this one is specifically for the Ariva 250 model only


    Doodie123 wrote: »
    (can't post urls directly - i'm a new user)

    Hi there

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    you can get a lot more on the 252 with the new patched software Just use that


  • Registered Users Posts: 35 Doodie123


    iba wrote: »
    Basically you want a feed from one LNB to feed two receivers so an LNB splitter.

    But I have to ask, why or why keep the Panasonic - why two boxes when one will do? :)

    The main user will be someone absolutely stuck in their ways - they HATE change. This way i can gradually transition them over to the new Ferguson 252 box. The only feature missing seems to be the digital text - the 252 doesn't support it very well - they *must* have their football news and scores


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭Thurston?


    iba wrote: »
    Basically you want a feed from one LNB to feed two receivers so an LNB splitter.

    I can't find the item you mentioned on ebay but found this. Probably the same thing.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/electronics/dp/B0051C2BWC

    This one is a lot cheaper:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-FC-2SPLT-ST-KN-Satellite-F-Splitter/dp/B000NHBNII/ref=pd_cp_23_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0X0HEGE46YXV4SNMH4N8

    The 'item mentioned on ebay' is a priority switch, not simply a splitter like the 'a lot cheaper' one you linked to.
    Doodie123 wrote: »
    The main user will be someone absolutely stuck in their ways - they HATE change. This way i can gradually transition them over to the new Ferguson 252 box. The only feature missing seems to be the digital text - the 252 doesn't support it very well - they *must* have their football news and scores

    The priority switch should do what you need, not that I've personal experience of them.

    Just make sure the Sky box is connected to the 'slave' port, as it will continue to send power to the LNB unless it's completely powered off at the wall.


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