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Ferguson Ariva 250

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


    Why don't you try the following....

    1.Go to your working Ariva 250, put in a USB key (preferably just formatted in FAT 32).
    2. Press MENU, >> TOOLS >> Upgrade by USB, press OK.
    3. Click < to find "Dump" Scroll down to start and wait till finished.

    Now take your USB to the dodgy box
    1. Put in the USB key which will now have a file called "backup.abs" on it.
    2. Press MENU, >> TOOLS >> Upgrade by USB, press OK.
    3. Click < or > to find "Allcode & bootloader" Scroll down to start and wait till finished.
    4. Reboot your box using the power switch at the back.

    If the upgrade has been successful, your "dodgy" box will now be a clone of your working box and all settings should be identical so should work in exactly the same way presuming it doesn't have hardware faults.


    Note.... I am working from memory on the above steps as not in front of the box at the min.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,923 ✭✭✭Citizenpain


    gerkildare wrote: »
    Thanks for the suggestions once again.

    Ok, I tried the hdmi cable that works with the 'working' box on the scart box AND checked the output settings, but this returned the box to being a 'faulty' box.
    Also I notice that after my reply above, I powered off the box at the wall socket; when I powered up and went back in just now the clock settings had been lost, it reset to an incorrect time.

    Hmmm, one step forward...!

    ;-) G

    Oh crap . Sorry


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭pudzy


    evening guys... im wondering.. as we can update software tru the menu via === ftp://ftp2.ferguson.pl/ferguson/
    but im think can i setup a web hosting site or something similiar.... i got 150 ferguson and 250 at home...
    if i was to load my channel lists and keep them updated on the website. people could log details in to there box and d/load channel list for either box... can this be done..


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    You can update that way but if you want to use the patched software you will need to flash it via usb

    you can host them via dropbox and share a link but these boxs can crash easily when channel lists are loaded


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Why do people bother updating their software? Has anything changed that much in the last couple of years?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭pudzy


    Nowso wrote: »
    You can update that way but if you want to use the patched software you will need to flash it via usb

    you can host them via dropbox and share a link but these boxs can crash easily when channel lists are loaded


    thanks for your reply m8... yes im using patch firmware... i find 1.27b is steady.
    so i need to input link into the network upgrade,, this is the part im getting wrong .. and could do with help ..
    so far this is link for 150 box.
    [url]http://???????/150.abs[/url] but when i put it in box i get connection failed yet if i pop it in google 150 channel list downloads...


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


    pudzy wrote: »
    thanks for your reply m8... yes im using patch firmware... i find 1.27b is steady.
    so i need to input link into the network upgrade,, this is the part im getting wrong .. and could do with help ..
    so far this is link for 150 box. but when i put it in box i get connection failed yet if i pop it in google 150 channel list downloads...

    You do realise that if you allow others to access and use your "backup.abs" file in this fashion that you are sharing ALL of the contents of your patched firmware?


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭pudzy


    ya sorry m8.. can you edit ur post and change please thanks for tip


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


    pudzy wrote: »
    ya sorry m8.. can you edit ur post and change please thanks for tip

    What part?

    Ahh, I see now!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    if your sending it out id be using the latest firmware version


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    Avns1s wrote: »
    You do realise that if you allow others to access and use your "backup.abs" file in this fashion that you are sharing ALL of the contents of your patched firmware?

    thats the one downside of the patch version if your on fixed ip, it may allow others to view and edit them details remotely


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭pudzy


    Nowso wrote: »
    thats the one downside of the patch version if your on fixed ip, it may allow others to view and edit them details remotely


    no im pretty sure its only channel list thats uploaded to box... i just factory reset box and it worked. but when i put the link into box it dont workconnection failed i get,, must be doing something wrong


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    if you want the patched software download it to usb and flash it , if you download on the box server you wont get the patched version


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Can someone point me to a portable hdd in the 320-750 gb range that they can confirm is working on the 250 please?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Also can you please tell me if you have managed to get enough power from the one usb port on the back or have you had to supply an external power source to the hdd? Thanks.


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


    I can't help with your query directly but I can confirm that I have an old 2.5" IDE laptop drive 250GB inserted into caddy (about €7 from ebay) and connected via a USB cable and it works perfectly. I presume a larger drive would work equally well.

    I have a similar SATA drive in a caddy also working perfectly but this got diverted to an alternative application!!

    Just format the drive to FAT or NTFS and it should work ok.

    Just saw your second post - no alternative power supply, just the USB!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Avns1s wrote: »
    I can't help with your query directly but I can confirm that I have an old 2.5" IDE laptop drive 250GB inserted into caddy (about €7 from ebay) and connected via a USB cable and it works perfectly. I presume a larger drive would work equally well.

    I have a similar SATA drive in a caddy also working perfectly but this got diverted to an alternative application!!

    Just format the drive to FAT or NTFS and it should work ok.

    Perfect, thanks a million for that.

    Interested to hear from anyone else aswell but I think Ill chance the caddy and SATA laptop drive.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    ive used seagate hdd drive formatted to ntfs on the 250 before and it worked fine


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Would a 2.5" 120gb ssd in a caddy be okay for use with the Ariva do you think? I assume it would draw less power than IDE?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    that worked for me

    http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/1427187/Trail/searchtext%3ESEAGATE.htm

    you could use use the 500mb version

    formated to ntfs you can defrag it in your laptop if u wish


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    No way is that a 1TB ssd for €50 though, that'll be IDE in there, is it spinning all the time the 250 box is on or does it power up and power down when not in use?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    the Light stays active when the box is on when using the different box i have it on now

    had mine a few years


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Thanks, sorry for all the questions:

    -Does it make a lot of noise? Can you hear it powering up and powering down all the time or is there a whine out of it?

    -Does it run off one USB port nothing else?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    no noise unless you had your ear up against it i suppose , just runs off the usb port alone


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Hmmm, this seems perfect then, is it slow to come on when you press record or any other disadvantage like that you can think of?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    nothing it works well , ifs it loaded up with files it will slow as will nay drive but a 250 wont push it that much anyway as its only doing 1 function at a time


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    all your recording of non encrypted channels can then easily be played on your laptop via vlc media player


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Great stuff so thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Nowso wrote: »
    that worked for me

    http://www.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/1427187/Trail/searchtext%3ESEAGATE.htm

    you could use use the 500mb version

    formated to ntfs you can defrag it in your laptop if u wish
    That couldnt have worked out better btw, thanks for that, about 20 full series like Sopranos and Fargo and loads of films and documentaries, moved a load of recordings from the existing memory and still 500GB free for recording, zero difference in speed or behavior to a USB stick either.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 5,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nowso


    thats good . there suites well to sat boxes


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