I have an original Escient Fireball that recently lost its drive. I was wondering if anyone had the software or a image of a HD. I want to get it going again and put a new drive in but it just ejects the rom looking for software? I am not in a position to purchase a new unit and not to thrilled to send it in. I am looking for the software to put on the drive or any info on how to get it going.
I have the same issue with an E-40. When it boots up I says "Unable to find software on this unit - retrying automatically. Please check your network connections." Why I should check my networking connections I don't know but I did run SpinRite disk recovery software on the drive and it didn't help. Customer service says I have to send it in because they don't have repair disks. They also said they have to manually enter in the MAC address of the LAN hardware to make the LAN work. So I guess that means I'll be unable to just mirror someone else's drive and have a fully functioning system.
I know how you feel.
My Escient Tunebase Pro MKII went out on me.
It still works, BUT it does NOT DIAL OUT to get the new
updates, for discs and track titles.
I was on the Phone with Escient, and it appears that the
MODEM went out.
Now, I have to send it back, it will cost about $150 to repair,
I`m NOT happy with this AT ALL.
Send it back, I had the HD go out on my Fireball and was told the same thing and two days later i had a new and bigger HD in the Fireball and only paid for shipping it to Escient. Great company to work with!
OP has done his research and just needs confirmation that his understanding is correct (it is). No one is going to jump all over him for that. Only thing I would add is that wireless may be unreliable for high bitrate content, so you should really try to get a wired connections.
What he can learn from your post is that no one wants to help a dickhead.
What are you talking about and who are you calling a dickhead?