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Duo / DuoLE Vu-duo is Dead

Discussion in 'Hardware: All Vu+ models' started by snellie1972, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. makbar

    makbar Vu+ Newbie

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    i also have the box with same problem
    hope some one will come up with answer.
    VUPLUS people not replting to email sent them 2 no reply.
    official distributor can not fix it.
    help please
     
  2. >>Artorius<<

    >>Artorius<< >>English Admin<<

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    All we can say is that VU are aware that many people have made this mistake, they may or may not be able to assist but I can assure that if they can we will inform you here.
     
  3. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Vu+ Newbie

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    Add another one to the list. Bought the box back in August 2010 and now it's dead :(
     
  4. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

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    Via serial output there is any text displayed? Please report here full description of your problem.
     
  5. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Vu+ Newbie

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    None angel. I tried the Universal Dreamup app also but nothing. Tried also with Putty and Hyperterminal.
     
  6. DonaldDuck

    DonaldDuck Vu+ User

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    Sorry maybe I missed something ... what mistake are we talking about?

    tnx

    DD
     
  7. >>Artorius<<

    >>Artorius<< >>English Admin<<

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    There are many members who have updated the CFE for the DUO and Solo and have got the wrong file, a simple mix up that kills the box.
     
  8. DonaldDuck

    DonaldDuck Vu+ User

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    oh... that's too bad ...

    If it hasn't been done already...maybe this deserves a sticky watch-out message on all BH images forums .... You know, sometimes when you have a new toy you get distracted and getting a brick is a moment ...
     
  9. fumbduck

    fumbduck Vu+ User

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    Found this posted on another forum for those that can't fix their 'red led only problem'
    just replace C807 220uF 16v with a new one or with 330uF 16v on the motherboard
    Haven't tried this myself yet but will tomorrow.
     
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  10. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

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    Thanks for the info and I hope you can solve the problem :)
     
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  11. fumbduck

    fumbduck Vu+ User

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    Having replaced C807 today I can confirm that this did indeed fix my problem.
    After replacing the capacitor, the box booted at least but was however stuck on 'Starting'.
    Flashing an image via usb brought everything back to normal.
     
  12. angelofsky1980

    angelofsky1980 BlackHole Driver Specialist

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    Could you please post some detailed photos about this fix?
    Can be useful for other people who had this issue :)
     
  13. Don Andres

    Don Andres BH Lover

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    Yes, can you please make å photo of C807 location ?
     
  14. fumbduck

    fumbduck Vu+ User

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    Sorry guys, just put the box together and wired it all back up in it's spot. (missus fumbduck is in charge of it now and low and behold he who tries to pry the remote from her hand lol)
    But cap C807 is quite easy to find, it's located near the front corner of the motherboard close to the Hard Drive (if fitted)
    Alternatively if someone can post a pic of the motherboard I will try and circle the cap.
     
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  15. Ev0

    Ev0 Administrator

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    original.jpg
     
  16. Don Andres

    Don Andres BH Lover

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    Thx M8 ,
    I can confirm it working here as well :)
    Have just replaced the same CAP on of mine Duo with the same symptom , and Voila , it starts anb boot perfectly !
     
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  17. a911

    a911 The BH Lover

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    Where CAP is the located?
    And from where we can buy?

    Please use pic EvO posted!
     
  18. Past2Present

    Past2Present Vip

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  19. fumbduck

    fumbduck Vu+ User

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    Thanks Past2Present, that's the one!
     
  20. paramont

    paramont Vu+ Newbie

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    anybody solved the problem?Please report here.
     

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