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Can't Update Software On H24-700

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by pjschwartz, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. pjschwartz

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    I recently purchased (leased) a H24-700 from Solid Signal and had it activated on 12/25. It is part of a SWM5 LNB configuration along with a HR22 and HR34.

    The receiver functions fine except that I cannot get it to update it's software. It is currently at version 0x5a1 which is timestamped at 3/16 5:14pm.

    In addition to keeping the receiver on overnight, I have also attempted multiple times to do a forced upgrade (hitting the red reset button and then entering the 02468 command upon getting the blue screen). When I do the forced upgrade, it take me to the software update status screen, which never goes above 0%. After it searches for the software for ~15 minutes, it takes me to the last channel I was watching.

    I have attempted to do forced upgrades with the access card installed and not, as well as after performing a Reset Everything from the Setting's screen.

    My signal strength is excellent (99 = 94-97, 101 = 95-100, 103 = 92-96, 110 = 95-96 and 119 = 92-100) and the unit has passed all the tests that can be run in Diagnostics mode.

    All my other two receivers have never had an issue getting a software update.

    I believe DirectTV continually runs the software update streams.

    Any thoughts on what could be wrong?
     
  2. larry55

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    do a reboot when it come up on your click on the remote 24680.when it say starting do it then.
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    According to redh.com/dtv 0x062C is in the stream right now for the H24-700.

    What do the numbers in the upper right hand corner of the download screen do?
     
  4. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    It's 02468 and if you read his post he already tried that.
     
  5. larry55

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    correct 02468
     
  6. pjschwartz

    pjschwartz AllStar

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    I'll need to check on the upper right hand, but the numbers (hex?) on the upper left keep incrementing up . . . and after 15 minutes the % complete remains at 0 (and flips to the last channel viewed).
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    check if the web site has "+" sign, that means FW is spooling and announcement sending to participants. Practically, the 02468 sequence just force to pick the announcement fist, then after parsing it, turn to right tp/PID/etc for download the code.
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Are you able to use the version you're on now?
    If so, try the menu reset- it's a touch safer than a RBR.

    If you're able to use the current version, you will get updated eventually automatically, fwiw.
     
  9. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    The firmware for the receivers is not always in the stream anymore, you would probably be best to let it get the update on it's own. I won't take that long.
     
  10. pjschwartz

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    So guys, as of this date, my receiver has not yet received a software update . . .

    Since last weekend, I have set my front panel lights to be fully dimmed (DirectTV logo at minimal brightness and the Res indicator light not on). Every few mornings, I am finding the panel lights are at full brightness. This is indicating to me that the receiver has attempted to do an automated software update over night and has rebooted itself. When I subsequently check my system info, I am still at version 0x5a1 which is timestamped at 3/16 5:14pm.

    All my signal strengths continue to be in the high 90s and have again run all the advanced diagnostic tests (including the coax test). All pass. This morning, and even went through the steps of reauthorizing my receiver . . . and a forced update of the software did not work.

    Everything thing else functions perfectly with the receiver (including my whole home DVR) . . .

    Any thoughts on next steps?
     
  11. P Smith

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    try use 02468 trick
     
  12. dpeters11

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    He had tried that.
     
  13. jimmie57

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    Have you tried unplugging it for several hours and then plug it back in ?
    I have read a couple of posts that said this worked for them.
     
  14. pjschwartz

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    I have gone as far as unplugging the PI to SWM for 10 minutes, but will try unplugging the receiver for few hours . . . this one has me stumped !
     
  15. RunnerFL

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    Another thing to try is a "reset everything". Other than that it seems like you have a bad unit. It definitely should have updated on its own by now.
     
  16. pjschwartz

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    Already did the reset everything to bring it back to the factory setting . . . didn't work.
     
  17. dpeters11

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    Would they authorize a swap if its not getting updates? There's no error code or outward issues. Or will he have to use the "it won't turn on" line?
     
  18. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    They should, it's not functioning as it should.
     
  19. dpeters11

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    Yeah, but then if the HDMI port goes out, I wold also say its not operating as it should, and we know they disagree on that.
     
  20. jimmie57

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    It is currently at version 0x5a1 which is timestamped at 3/16 5:14pm

    That is a very old date. It has missed many updates.
     

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