How to do the SAVE/LOAD using Chrome
I finally got around to doing a SAVE/LOAD on my X4000 (although it should also work on the other networking models as well). For those of you having difficulty with this process I feel your pain. I initially tried to use IE 9 with a WIN 7 laptop but IE9 would time out shortly after the AVR went to Standby, although the SAVE process would continue. And although I was able to finally get a good SAVE file (confirmed by hex viewer), it was only after setting IP Control to "Off in Standby" as has been suggested here before. So far so good until I tried to LOAD the file which resulted in several errors to include "The version of config.dat is different" or simply "Try Again" which resulted in LOAD failure after multiple attempts. So I started over by copying the below links to my Chrome browser which resulted in both a good SAVE file and successful LOAD as well. This was still with IP Control set to "Off in Standby" so I changed the IP Control back to "Always ON" which resulted once again in both a successful SAVE and LOAD.
1. WIN 7 laptop wirelessly connected to the network with the AVR powered ON (shouldn't matter what source is selected on the AVR's front panel display as long as there is no network source playing, I had CD selected).
2. Enter the following SAVE URL into the Chrome web browser on the laptop replacing (192.168.0.236) with your unit's IP Address (Network - Information - IP Address)
3. The following screen should display on the laptop
4. On the laptop display, click on the "Save Config" button. The following message (see below) displaying your units IP address will be displayed in the lower left corner of the laptop display during the entire SAVE process ... (Note:
If you have previously saved a config.dat file ensure you rename it to some other name, eg. config1.dat, without using any special characters, otherwise if you don't, the PC is likely to name the new SAVE file as config(1).dat file and renaming it to config.dat afterwards may not result in a successful LOAD). Also note that the LOAD process will allow you to directly LOAD a file labeled other than config.dat so there is no reason to have to change it back to config.dat, rather if you want to maintain multiple SAVE copies, ensure each has its own dedicated name without using parenthesis in the name.
5. The AVR will power to Standby and the AVR's front panel display will read "Saving" (Note: If the AVR does not display "Saving" then follow step (5.a) below). The process should take about 12 minutes with the config.dat file automatically being stored to the [Downloads] folder on the laptop (ie. unlike the instructions provided that indicate to select a SAVE file name, I was not given that choice, rather when the process completed the file was automatically saved to the laptop without any further intervention from me). The X4000 file size is 952kb with the lower model files likely being only 348kb. The AVR should power back ON after the file has been saved to your laptop, although note it will also power on Zones 2 and 3 in the process
a. AVR does not display "Saving"
- If you do not see the word "Saving" on the front panel display within a few seconds an empty file will start to download to the laptop immediately and upon completion the AVR will power cycle OFF/ON. Wait for the file to be downloaded, delete the config.dat file from the laptop and then do a soft reset on the AVR (ie. power to Standby and unplug for a few minutes). Start the SAVE process again beginning with Step #4
6. To confirm whether the file is a good SAVE, use a hex editor (eg. http://download.cnet.com/HxD-Hex-Edi...-10891068.html
) to view the file and ensure the file is not all zeroes, (ie. if there is any data in addition to zeroes, then it is a good SAVE). If the file is all zeroes, on the AVR set the IP Control setting to "Off in Standby", cycle the AVR OFF and then ON again and repeat the SAVE process from step 2.
7. Enter the following LOAD URL into the Chrome web browser on the laptop replacing (192.168.0.256) with your unit's IP Address (Network - Information - IP Address)
8. The following screen should display on the laptop ....
9. Click on the "Choose File" button and find the SAVE file (config.dat, config1.dat or whatever name you selected again remembering that you cannot use a file labeled with parens such as config(1).dat) in your [Downloads] folder and select it. Once selected, the laptop should display the file name next to the "Choose File" button as noted below ....
10. Click on the "Upload" button. The laptop should display an "Uploading" message in the lower left corner of your laptop display. Once the file is uploaded to the AVR (~ 30 seconds), the AVR will power to Standby and display "Loading" on the front panel display. The LOAD process will take about 6 minutes with the following message displayed in the lower left corner of the laptop display ....
11. If the LOAD has completed successfully, the following image should be displayed on your laptop and the AVR will power back ON again (Yeh!
If the LOAD did not complete successfully (
), and you have not set the IP Control to "Off in Standby", try making that setting change, power the AVR to Standby then back ON again and do the LOAD process again by clicking on the LOAD button. The LOAD should complete successfully this time.