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    Fan minimum speed setting not working

    Success ! After I ran fix-flash-packages the fan spun up from boot (though I may put a blob of tippex on as it's very difficult to detect with the lid on) and the temp curve was much flatter and remained below 40 deg even after recording and decrypting a programme. Useful to know about sysmon...
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    Fan minimum speed setting not working

    Hi My mother has an issue with the front panel intermittently showing overheating. So I tweaked the fan setting to run at a minimum of 55%, but sysmon showed that the fan was not running most of the time. It showed fan full when the disk temp reached 55 deg but by that time she has usually seen...
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    It did the usual progress bar thing and displayed the loader version on the TV.
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    Well that was it! I used Rufus to create a FreeDOS FAT32 partition (MBR only) on a 1GB stick, then used Explorer to delete the DOS files, copied over the loader file, renamed it and it worked first time using the front panel button (& USB port) to boot. The TV showed it had updated. Thanks for...
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    I thought I had the smoking gun in that my USB sticks were all GPT, and so I converted them to MBR, but no dice. Will investigate creating bootable DOS via Rufus tomorrow. What century are we in again?
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    Curiouser and curiouser ... Toggling the switch vs pressing the power button when on red disc, has definitely changed something. I took my gnarliest 1GB stick formatted with FAT32 and after using the rear switch, it now boots saying "System Start" but the bright blue circle goes to mid blue. The...
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    Hmm, I've tried 3 different USB sticks 1/2/8GB, formatted with FAT or FAT32, both front and back USB ports, all with the same version of loader renamed HDR_FOX_T2_upgrade.hdf but nothing seems to happen on boot - either on screen or front panel. Will it definitely show something?
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    Ok - it was just that the loader page mentioned " there is a very small potential risk of bricking the box... " [eek]. But BH's link is a useful checklist of things to photo, as it's important to keep everything the same for my mother!
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    Thanks will give that a try. Just for peace of mind, is there a way of backing up any settings?
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    Non-destructive way to test USB stick compatibility?

    Hi I'm testing out a USB stick to post to my mother who is going to try and install CFW (gulp). Luckily she has another Humax as a backup, albeit suffering intermittent resets. I want to try out various sticks to verify compatibilty, and it seems the only way to do it is to try a CFW install...
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    Remember wifi settings after random reset?

    Tx for all the spadework. I look forward to my mother being a guinea-pig (!), though if it's only in a firmware flash vehicle it may have to wait until a CV19 vaccine is out! Altenatively I guess I could send a pre-tested USB drive first and hope the compat issue doesn't vary between boxes ...
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    Remember wifi settings after random reset?

    My POV was for remote installation/administration, so a firmware update is definitely going to be in the too-hard pile, whereas a package/script can be installed/configured/removed/recovered from etc. remotely. RE: the flush, if it's a file that needs to be read off a USB stick (irrespective of...
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    Remember wifi settings after random reset?

    No, it never came up in any forum or wiki searches and it wasn't in a sticky. I guess it's a vintage post! Will take a look. Re: Sytem Flush, it seems to be a file and the wiki says: "Install as standard firmware update to perform a full system flush and reset. " ... so I'm guessing it'll be...
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    Schedule Restore Failure

    OK tx, so nothing to be concerned about then. I was sure there hadn't been a recent retune ... but it did say "fixing" i.e. implying that something had gone wrong.
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    Schedule Restore Failure

    Hi I've seen the ref to service numbers in the log after a schedule restore and wondered what they meant. Was there any conclusion? Backup version 2 Restoring scheduled events from /mod/var/backup/auto-2020-May-13-15:42.rbk... Restoring Location, Location, Location (4seven HD) Service...
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