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pixey

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Does anyone know if an it* digital seca cam that was meant for an integrated digital tv should work in a Humax? I have just got hold of one and when I plugged it into my Humax and looked at the cam info screen it said "incorrect cam".
Is there anyway of interigating the cam - maybe using a laptop and if so what software would I need?
I thought the cam may be usefull if/when seca2 is hacked.
The cam is marked witha mediaguard label on one side and an it* digital label on the other side.

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Must confess that I thought they were a standard Seca/Mediaguard CAM. There are probably several pieces of software available for flashing the CAM and probably anything that is designed to flash a Eurocam would work, at the end of the day you haven't got much to lose.

May be worth following 2olds link to the every cam in existence site and see what Eurocams can be flashed to and from, then give it a go.
 

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Thanks Rolf, form one of the links I found some software called "xaload" but it doesn't recognise the it*d cam. I have tried several times but cannot get the software to see the cam at all.
Is there any other way??

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You can not flash those CAMs (any EuroCAM) without removing the chip.
Before the advent of some recent CAMs specifically made for hobbyists (eg the Magic CAM), the only CAM type that could be flashed non-invasively was the early series1 Irdeto CAMs (now used predominantly as FreeCAMs).

Actually, you can permanently damage the CAM by trying. Best leave well alone unless you're prepared for a very tricky desoldering and resoldering operation (not to mention the specialist adaptor and prgrammer you need even if you do get the chip out).

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Thanks 2old, the cam is not a lot of use anyway being an i*v digital cam so I wouldn't mind having a go as long as I didn't have to part with too much cash!
Are there any shortcuts / tutorials that tell me exacty what to do??

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I've posted some info and links on this a year ago on this board under the CAMs forum, and others contribute too. Try the search.

Here's a few such threads:

http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1819
http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1782
http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1788

Some of those posts refer to a Russian web site with full details & illustrations of applicable techniques. It's moved in the meantime to here:
http://www.revera.com.ua
The page you should use is now:
http://www.revera.com.ua/Rukami/CI2/ci_2.html

transate this using Alta Vista's Babefish/systan translator at http://world.altavista.com or go directly here:
http://world.altavista.com/urltrurl?lp=ru_en&url=http://www.revera.com.ua/Rukami/CI2/ci_2.html

You should also check out the sticky post at the top of the CAMs forum.

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Thanks 2old. On first look the process loock very complicated. I will have a thorough read before I decide weather to attempt this or not.

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