Originally Posted by jrbd90
Can you explain what you mean by this?
OK, here goes:
First you install the firestb.zip driver files as described in this post:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=403695
Don't connect your 8240HD's firewire cable to your PC just yet...
The driver installation will add an INF file to your system containing information about the STB devices. You need to edit that file and add the hardware ID of your 8240HD. (you can use device manager to get these but I have them below) Use the windows file search to search all *.inf files in your C:\\windows\\inf folder for a file containing the text 8300hd. On my system it was named OEM14.inf, but it could end with any number on your system. i.e. OEM10.inf, OEM 20.inf.
Find the section:
add these to two lines after the 8300hd entries:
Also find this line:
AVC\\TYP_5.DeviceDesc="Tuner AV/C Device"
and add these two lines after the 8300hd entries:
AVC\\Scientific-Atlanta__Inc.&Explorer(R)_8240&TYP_5&ID_0.DeviceDesc="Scientific-Atlanta Tuner AV/C Device (Explorer 8240HD)"
AVC\\Scientific-Atlanta__Inc.&Explorer(R)_8240&TYP_9&ID_0.DeviceDesc="Scientific-Atlanta AV/C Panel Device (Explorer 8240HD)"
Save the file and then plug in your 8240HD and follow directions as described in the original post.
I've attached my hacked INF file...you might be better off pulling the device ID's entries from there in case this message board removes any special characters.
Hope this helps, but unfortunately the drivers aren't going to work properly until the 8240hd firmware is updated, or we get some updated STB drivers (the firestb drivers are panasonic released 11/11/2003). Maybe you'll have better luck than I did!
oem14.zip 3.9140625k . file