RP91 - Broken & Firmware

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  1. keith fox

    keith fox Agent

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    I bought a RP91 yesterday. I'm returning it today. It only made it through 1 disc in 10 without hanging.
    Also, I checked the firmware. I think I did it correctly. The display read:
    H088 50G155
    Does that mean this was Firmware 155?
    (much older than the current 236/250)
    Do you think the firmware release was the problem or is the drive / laser shot?
    Thanks
    Keith
     
  2. keith fox

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    Manufacted date on back is April 2001 so I suspect the 155 is the firmware number.

    Keith
     
  3. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    I doubt that the firmware version would cause the problem you described. It sounds like you received a defective machine that had been sitting in a warehouse for a long time.
     
  4. PatrickM

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    Keith, that sure is an old unit you have. I think Scott's right. Its just a defective unit which has probably been bashed around.

    I have the same model and manufacture date of RP91 and it only ever had one glitch that I couldn't ever reproduce. I've updated the firmward and it hasn't done anything since.

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  5. keith fox

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    Thanks I exchanged the unit and it seems to work just fine.
    The new one was built in June 01 (on the unit) and shipped in Dec 01 (on the box) which I bought May 02 - sure took a long time to sell that one!
    Anyway the firmware seems to be 188.
    Another question about the firmware update. I downloaded the latest patch which is a single .iso file in a .zip file. I don't have a CD burner so I need to get someone else to do this for me. Do you burn the .zip file to the CD or extract the .iso file and burn it to the CD? I am assuming the latter as it seems unlikely the DVDplayer contains Winzip ! [​IMG]
    Thanks for the responses.
    Keith
     
  6. Jeremy Little

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    The ISO file is a disc image. Burn the image to a disc, not the iso file itself.
     

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