I recently purchased an A3 on ebay, but it constantly will show an error 10004050 anytime flash needs to be written to. Anytime you make a change in the setup menu, save a bookmark, initialize the player, change IP settings, or try to update the firmware, this error code pops up. This error is described on this forum by others, but usually in relation to a firmware update from the internet not working. I've tried firmware updates from a CD, with no luck. It seems that the service manual for this player isn't around, but I noticed something that looks like a serial port header on the board (CN405). Here is a pic
of the A35 internals, but you can see the same CN405 port in the top middle of the main board. Anyone know if a cable is available that breaks that out to a DB9? It would be interesting to see what the console output is when the flash writes fail. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could to to reset this player? I should note, that the player has played movies (HD and SD) flawlessly.