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Keep alive signal question.

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DM500S
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South UK
#1
Hi all again,
I've not used my $ly freesat card for 5 months and would like to know a few things to help me get it re-activated.
It was 'initialised' in a $ly box, and then working fine in my 500s up to April of this year, but then it hasn't been used since.
I've just reconnected everything and of course it's not clearing 4 and 5 and whichever else it's supposed to.
I'm not using an up-to-date Gemini image (maybe 6 months old), and my CCcam is 1.7.0.
My questions are:
Do I need to update my image and cam before it will work again?
and:
Is there a specific channel to leave the receiver on for the stay alive signal?
I've found a previous post that showed me how to access the CCcam server and most of the dates under the 'Entitlement info' heading are out of date as expected. I can post the exact info if that's any help.
Any help will be greatly appreciated,
thank you.
 
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#2
Sorry, I should have mentioned that I have tried leaving it on channel 4 for nearly 24 hours without success.
And also, I've read that the channel France 4 or 5, will send the signal, but my latest scan only shows France 24. I am pointing to 28 too, I'm sure.
Thanks.
 
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#5
Just to update my progress, I've re-flashed with Gemini 4 image and updated to CCcam 2.0.3 and MgCamd 1.25.
I'll leave it on channel 4 (and CCcam) for another 24 hours and see what happens but if anyone in the meantime can advise or recommend......
Thanks.
 
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#7
Thanks mhku.
I've switched to $ly 3 (which is clear) and I'll leave it on there until it (hopefully) clears 4 and 5 etc.
I did check my card with my browser and the following info was displayed (which doesn't make too much sense to me):

card reader /dev/sci0
handled 1490(28) ecms and 13(13) emms
Nds card 1a330f9

Entitlement info
b8c0 20-11-2007
b766 15-05-2007
b765 26-03-2007
b773 20-11-2007
b860 20-11-2007
b772 20-11-2007

My main concern is that I've sold on the original $ly box that the card was initiated with and I'll have to contact them to re-activate.
 
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#8
Just to report 4 and 5 etc. are clear after being left on $ly 3 overnight, thank you.
 

Sharkadder

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Dreambox 8000 HD PVR+DVD, 80cm Dish, 1.2 Compatible Motor, Quad LNB, Samsung 22" 1080p HD TV/monitor, Yamaha RX-V765 Amplifier, Tannoy Mercury FC Centre Speaker, 2 x Tannoy F1 Custom Speakers, 2 x Tannoy FR Custom Speakers, EPOS ELS Sub Woofer
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#10
hey i also have a simular problem but mine is with an old $ky card.

The thing is though my card is an old card from 2005 and i dont currently have my DB linked to the internet, to get this working properly will have have to have my DB linked to the internet and link it to some server?

Yes i am using CCcam and i tried channel 4,5 and $ky three but it just remains black and says NDS in yellow.

thanks
 

mhku

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#11
You don't need an internet connection to keep it alive although to "Look" at the card it will need to be on your network i.e. to use a web browser.

Is the card merely inactive or have sky turned it off? What colour card is it- blue with a yellow house?
 

Sharkadder

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Dreambox 8000 HD PVR+DVD, 80cm Dish, 1.2 Compatible Motor, Quad LNB, Samsung 22" 1080p HD TV/monitor, Yamaha RX-V765 Amplifier, Tannoy Mercury FC Centre Speaker, 2 x Tannoy F1 Custom Speakers, 2 x Tannoy FR Custom Speakers, EPOS ELS Sub Woofer
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#12
yeah its blue with a yellow house, i did that thing in the web browser as you told the other guy to do and the last date was sometime in 2005, a mate tried it on a sky box he has about 4months ago and it worked but now it wont, do you recon sky turned it off or is the a way i can get it working again?
 

mhku

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#13
If the original card holder cancelled their sub it may be "off". There was a fairly in-depth post a few months ago about $ky cards and off/cancelled/ inactive- search should find it.

How long did you leave the card in?
 

Sharkadder

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Dreambox 8000 HD PVR+DVD, 80cm Dish, 1.2 Compatible Motor, Quad LNB, Samsung 22" 1080p HD TV/monitor, Yamaha RX-V765 Amplifier, Tannoy Mercury FC Centre Speaker, 2 x Tannoy F1 Custom Speakers, 2 x Tannoy FR Custom Speakers, EPOS ELS Sub Woofer
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Teesside (North East England)
#14
i've left it on $ky three for about an hour and half, took it out and now left it on C4 but still stays black.

Yeah maybe that's it but if it worked a few months back it still should work now which is odd. Obviously the subscription was cancelled in 2005 so im not sure.

I'll do a search for that topic and see what it brings. I don't think leaving it on overnight will get the channels working although i hear $ky do there updates on a night dont the? im not sure.
 

Sharkadder

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Dreambox 8000 HD PVR+DVD, 80cm Dish, 1.2 Compatible Motor, Quad LNB, Samsung 22" 1080p HD TV/monitor, Yamaha RX-V765 Amplifier, Tannoy Mercury FC Centre Speaker, 2 x Tannoy F1 Custom Speakers, 2 x Tannoy FR Custom Speakers, EPOS ELS Sub Woofer
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Teesside (North East England)
#15
Just letting you know i left it on C4 for an hour today and its now working, i checked five also and that works but $ky three isnt at the moment.

thanks for the help