'Invalid CI module' message after flashing Magic with Penta 1.11

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the viewer

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Hi,

I programmed my Magic module today with Pentacrypt 1.11, but it doesn't seem to work any more :(

It initially seemed to work, appearing in the CI module list on my Humax CI-5100 as 'PENTA 1.11' but after I inserted a funcard it started saying 'Invalid CI module'. Repeated removals, reinsertions and power-cycles don't change this.

What can I do? I have a laptop with a PCMCIA slot, could I use this to reinitialise the CAM somehow?

Any help gratefully received.

regards
the viewer
 
rolfw

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Think that you probably need a CAS interface to fix it, not sure if there is a PCMCIA solution.
 
T

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Okay thanks for letting me know. Do you know what would have caused this? Bad software or something I did wrong?
 
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Mickha

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Hi the viewer,
I remember reading, a long time ago, of problems initialising CAMS in certain receivers after flashing them, I'm not sure if this referred to Humax receivers, but it might be worth trying it in a different receiver, if possible.
Best wishes
Mickha
 
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pandashoe

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i've got Hummys to and you need a cas fof initisonlison (bol*icks carnt spell it but you need a cas or some other stb
 
T

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Okay, my CAS2 has finally arrived, so I'm going to try and reflash the CAM. Could someone please clairfy the following for me:
1. Do I need to reflash it with a Dreamload file?
2. Is there anything else I need to do?
3. I have downloaded a zip file containing files called Dreamload-ST.bin and dreamload-Toshiba.bin. According to the readme file one is for ST and one is for Toshiba (I assume this refers to the processor inside the CAM). How do I know which one I have? The sticker on the outside of the CAM has the usual picture of a wizard if that's any use.

Hope someone can help.

regards
the viewer
 
T

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Just in case it is of any help, using the CAS2 software to read the contents of the CAM yields the following:


Reading complete! press SAVE to save the read data
CAM Connected
Xilinx XC9536XL CPLD Version 3 detected
Searching for flash...
Manufacturer ID: 0x01
Device ID: 0x2249
Flash: AM29LV160LV
 
T

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Okay well it looks like things are working at last... I used the CAS2 to reflash the MM with a Dreamload for AMD memory (I worked out that the Toshiba/ST/AMD thing refers to memory rather than CPU). Then I flashed the CAM with Penta 1.09. It seems to be decrypting some scrambled channels - so far the Dutch ones on Astra 19.2 - so I guess that's a result.

Thanks for your help

regards
the viewer
 
sportsat

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what did you reflash the cam with ,as iam having probs with my mm originalver 1.04

thanks

sporty
 
sportsat

sportsat

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thanks for that m8 ill try and do something with it any ways

thanks

sporty
 
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