Originally Posted by Elliott Appleby
Hi JD NC
I have had exactly the same problem as you - updated via network. got ERROR! 2000 and now ROM ERROR - how do I force the update?
I think the error occurred because of an interruption in the network connection. The update file is only 18mb, but the update process is very slow, so it looks like the server may be timing out to cause the error.
Anyway, I downloaded the update file from here:
At the bottom of the page, click on "Yes, I agree" and save the file to your desktop. It will unzip into a ".bin" file. Find a blank USB thumb drive and copy the .bin file to the root folder of the drive. I downloaded the file on a mac and copied it to a PC formatted thumb drive, for what it's worth. I'd use a FAT32 formatted USB drive just to be safe. [UPDATE: some users report the method only working with a FAT16 formatted USB stick]
There is a link to a PDF for "RX-V673 Firmware Update Version 1.64_Installation_Manual." If your AVR is borked from the network update, go to page 6 of the PDF, under "Troubleshooting, Case 2."
The procedure is:
1-Unplug the AVR from the wall.
2-Plug in the USB drive with the update file into the USB port
3-Press and hold the "PURE DIRECT" button on the front of the AVR and plug the AVR back in.
4-Keep holding PURE DIRECT until the front display shows USB UPDATE. (This happened for me right away after I plugged it in)
5-Let the AVR update. This will take a while, especially the "5-1" portion. My guestimate is about 15 minutes.
6-When it's done, the AVR will say UPDATE SUCCESS.
That's it, you're done.