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MR & Windows found G-M device - which driver to use?

manikm

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hiya all,

ive got my laptop to find the MR at last - but it comes up with found G-M device, then i need the driver, which driver should i use?
 

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Have you read the thread by Tutut, I pointed to it in an earlier thread, he really does cover every eventuality.
 

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manikm said:
hiya all,

ive got my laptop to find the MR at last - but it comes up with found G-M device, then i need the driver, which driver should i use?
Also depending what version of windows you are using you may have to drag and drop the drivers into 'System'!
 

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I'm going to do my other laptop over the next couple of days, so hopefully I'll have some fresh experiences to add to the pot. :)
 

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@ Rolfw......good luck! :D
 

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guys! done it.

i work in IT, so that helped.

3 of my Dell Laptops with either win2k or xp failed, no matter what i tried with the PCMCIA drivers.

i ended up using, GET THIS, a 1995 Commodore (of all makes) PC laptop!!!!!! it had win95 on it - but when i put the MR in, it detected it fine, so i painfully upgraded the OS today to Win98 (non SE2) and have finally done it!!

The update went through lovely - how it should be really!

My MR is now the latest version - and to think, i was gonna bin this laptop. LOL!

Now i need to figure out what this CAM can do for me...
 

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Perhaps we ought to start a list of CAM friendly Laptops and operating systems.

My last one was a Compaq Presario, 560Mhz running W98se, worked like a dream. :)
 

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Something to do with the Dell Laptop and the PCMCIA module operating voltage (3.0 and 3.3 volts or something like that )

Apparently the cartridge slot mechanics (a ridge on one side of the CAM module) is supposed to tell the laptop whether it can or cannot power the CAm, but of course this never works (or one forces the CAM beyond the protection limiters).

Technology eh?
 

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since upgrading my MR, my goldie dont wanna work no more for seca!? no more absat for me!


:(

and the MR isnt decrypting channels on its own either.

double :(
 

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Is the receiver recognising the CAM?

You can always flash it back to an earlier version if it doesn't work.
 

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hmm i reprogged it, with the 1.07 again, and its working fine now, i was sweating their for a bit.
:)
wow, cant beleive what ive acheived in a week really, its really cool!!! all the probs with getting my dish to find a signal etc, then all this with the MR

i would be have been lost without you mate, thanks so much.

question:
what are the odds of the next release of the MR firmware to inc seca2?
 

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manikm said:
question:
what are the odds of the next release of the MR firmware to inc seca2?
Not personally optimistic, I get the impression that the mention of the upcoming 1.08 was a bit of whistling in the dark, love to be proved wrong though. :)
 

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LOL! with free-xtv also would be nice...

hey, is it normal for the cam to stop working, and a reboot of box gets the channels back?

i waas watching a certain channel, then scrambled came up - a power off\on again got the channel back -weird...
 

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Yes, that can happen with some receivers more than others. I sometimes found that just moving the channel up and down would solve the problem.