magic cam dead?

mr_boyson

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A friend recently bought a second hand echostar receiver with magic cam and asked me to upgrade the cam for him. I have the matrix revolutions cam.

When I insert the magic cam into my receiver (manhattan) it is not recognised. I tried it on the echostar and it is not recognised there either.

When i put the magic cam into one slot and the m/rev cam into the other slot, with both receivers no cams are recognised. the m/rev cam alone works fine on both receivers.

I tried installing the mr drivers on a laptop to see if that worked but it didnt recognise the magic (well it didnt even recognise my working m/rev cam - so no real surprise, especially after reading various threads about programming with a lappy).

So getting to the point..... could the cam be dead? Or shall I take the risk and buy a CAS2 interface, and will that enable me to "re-initialise" the magic cam.

Any feedback greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!
 

sonic1

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CAS 2 worth a try m8.
 

mr_boyson

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thanks for the reply sonic1.

before i go and splash out 50 odd quid on a cas2 is there anyway of testing if the cam is dead?

was looking at maybe buying the cas2 plus, if I know i can get the cam working. anybody had any experience with these?

thanks
 

sonic1

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Do you know anyone with a cas 2 or 3 that could check it for you.
If not send it to me and I will check it for you.
Pm me if you want.
 

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#5
cas fifty cam 30 40 its a good investment it will program and reinitialize most cams
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mr_boyson

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sonic1: no I don't know anyone with a cas 2 or 3 :-( thanks for your offer, I will pm u if I get stuck!

wolfav: I was thinking the same, "cas2 plus" at 50 beats a new cam at 30-40. will allow me to prog lots of different cams (I just bought a dragon to go alongside my mrev). Only prob is if the magic cam is dead then 50 is a bit of a waste if a new cam at 30-40 will fix the prob......
 
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