211k and software L559

Discussion in 'ViP211(411)/211K/222 Support Forum' started by John79605, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. John79605

    John79605 Legend

    Feb 9, 2007
    This morning my 211k took L559. I couldn't get past Error 349 Smart Card Not Compatible. A CSR looked it up and found this known issue. The receiver would have to be exchanged. Luckily, I had a spare 211k and I switched them out. When I got the replacement updated with my favorites and locals I switched it off. It immediately updated to L559, dammit, and the Error 349 popped up. This time I noticed it said to remove the Smart Card and reset. I had been doing the reset with card inserted. This time the reset completed and the receiver was back to normal WITH NO SMART CARD. Who would ever have expected that?
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Did you transfer the Smart Card between the boxes? Moving Smart Cards between boxes is NOT recommended (and probably won't achieve the desired goal anyway).

    Most of the newer ViP211 models (many K and all Z models IIRC) don't require a physical Smart Card until DISH issues a new one.
  3. John79605

    John79605 Legend

    Feb 9, 2007
    I didn't transfer any cards. The 211k which has had a purple card for the three years I've been using it now has no card inserted.
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    practically speaking, the card is requred all the time, regardless if it is a plastic card or a chip embedded to main pcb or mini card installed into connector on same main pcb (like your SIM card)
    If we would speak from theory,then it's possible to run custom applet on same cpu inside of ird, that would eliminate the kind of card completely.

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