Originally Posted by steve21
Unfortunately I've run out of things to try. I tried updating the player firmware from USB but it failed each time (3 different USB sticks ranging from new to very old, all FAT32 formatted).
I tried updating the chip firmware again with no fix to my problem.
Finally I plugged the wireless back in and tried a firmware update (nothing else to lose by this stage). The firmware did update surprisingly. Then I re-did the chip update but my problem remained.
I think there's nothing else for it but to replace the chip. Something went wrong somewhere and nothing I can do is fixing it. Everything looks fine, the chip firmware displays as 1.1a, I can turn the player on with the 1, 2 or 3 buttons... but no region change.
Hopefully Bluraychip.dk will respond to my email eventually and we can work out a solution, but short of buying a new chip I'm not sure what else to try
Here is an extract from the update procedure, I have left out the first part. From other sources I understand the usb memory stick is critical and the older and smaller the better, most people are experiencing problems to load the update with large capacity fast memory sticks. Most important not to press the OK
button large bold text in the last part of the procedure this apparently disables the chip and so far no way to recover it. Hope the below helpsExtract
Once copied to the usb memory stick, insert it in the front usb connector of your player.
Only the front usb connector can be used. When the player is in standby, press the following keys on your remote :
TOP MENU – SETUP – RED – 9
Now your player will automatically start up, and read from the USB memory stick. If there is a LED on your USB stick, it will flash for several seconds while the firmware is updated.
After approx. 20 seconds, the regionfree kit is updated. You will have to power off the player, to let the new firmware work.How to verify new modchip firmware:
When the player is in standby,
press the following keys on your remote : TOP MENU – SETUP – YELLOW – 6
Now your player will automatically start up.
When started up, remove any disc in the player, and wait until "no disc" is displayed.
Now press the YELLOW button on the remote, and the front panel display will after 1 second show the PRO modchip version number. It should read "1-1a" for this version.How to verify the region change:
When (First!) powering up with new mod firmware installed, start up by pressing “3” to select region C
. At next power up, the desired region (A,B or C) can be selected.
To verify the region change is working as intended, power the player up, enter the setup menu, and press 0-7-7-0 on the remote control. A factory test page will appear. Confirm that the regions displayed are correct, and exit the menu again by pressing the setup button
, (not the OK button).