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dreambox dm500c not working

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#1
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Hi,
a family member has had the dm500 workin for a while, last week he went to reboot it and the screen on the tv just went blue, the green light on the front of the box is permenantly on and the box does not respond, i have tried flashin with null modem cable and dreamup, i get the message on dreamup sayin box flashed succesfully but when i connect eveything back up i still get the same thing, nothing on the tv, and green light permanantly on front of dreambox and box not responding,i am very grateful of any help please, many thanks in advance.
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#2
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by booboo216:
Hi,
a family member has had the dm500 workin for a while, last week he went to reboot it and the screen on the tv just went blue, the green light on the front of the box is permenantly on and the box does not respond, i have tried flashin with null modem cable and dreamup, i get the message on dreamup sayin box flashed succesfully but when i connect eveything back up i still get the same thing, nothing on the tv, and green light permanantly on front of dreambox and box not responding,i am very grateful of any help please, many thanks in advance.
can someone help me please.
#3
if you go to this tread and have a read you will get it working


http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/87/647188

#4
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by hadmad:
if you go to this tread and have a read you will get it working


http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/87/647188
Hi thanks for the reply, i have been reading the above thread now for several hours, i have flashed the box several times with cgscott image everything goes fine when using dreamup but when i connect the box back to the cable and tv i get no response from the box and the green light on the front of the box is still permenently on, any suggestions would be gratefully recieved, many thanks in advance.
#5
press ok on remote and then do scan press info for a few seconds to start the emu

#6
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by hadmad:
press ok on remote and then do scan press info for a few seconds to start the emu
Hi, thanks for the reply i have nothing on the tv but a blank screen the box does not respond to the remote nor to the stand by button, the green light just stays on and nothing else works, please please can someone dig deep and thinks this out please, thanks again in advance.
#7
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by hadmad:
press ok on remote and then do scan press info for a few seconds to start the emu
Hi just done a fresh flash on the box, still got a blank screen but now i have a green and a red button permanantly on the front of the box box will still not respond, please help point in right direction, trying everything i have read on this forum but still to no avail, thanks in advance
#8
what img are you useing

#9
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by hadmad:
what img are you useing
Hi hadmad i have used cgscott imd, and DW_v2.
#10
I assume you have checked the simple things first,..faulty scart cables can cause all sorts of problems,..is the correct input selected on the TV,..if your sure you flashed the image correctly then you should look at the cabling & the dreambox it's self, I had a similar problem a while back, if it's a genuine dreambox then it should have a push in tuner, this tuner as a row of pins on the bottom which slot into the main board this caused my unit to display problems as you described.(note) clone boxes have soldered in tuners so the above does not apply..
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 May 2009 @ 4:22
#11
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Originally posted by lenny123:
I assume you have checked the simple things first,..faulty scart cables can cause all sorts of problems,..is the correct input selected on the TV,..if your sure you flashed the image correctly then you should look at the cabling & the dreambox it's self, I had a similar problem a while back, if it's a genuine dreambox then it should have a push in tuner, this tuner as a row of pins on the bottom which slot into the main board this caused my unit to display problems as you described.(note) clone boxes have soldered in tuners so the above does not apply..
Thanks for the reply lenny, i will check all them things now, i will reflash again and i will let you know the results, thanks again for the advice.
#12
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by booboo216:
Originally posted by lenny123:
I assume you have checked the simple things first,..faulty scart cables can cause all sorts of problems,..is the correct input selected on the TV,..if your sure you flashed the image correctly then you should look at the cabling & the dreambox it's self, I had a similar problem a while back, if it's a genuine dreambox then it should have a push in tuner, this tuner as a row of pins on the bottom which slot into the main board this caused my unit to display problems as you described.(note) clone boxes have soldered in tuners so the above does not apply..
Thanks for the reply lenny, i will check all them things now, i will reflash again and i will let you know the results, thanks again for the advice.
Hi the tuner is soldered in with a row of pins down one side, i have just gone to flash the box again on dreamup, i get to swith on the dreambox on dream up but when i do dreamup does not reconise the the power has been swithed on, i still just have the green light on the front of the box, does this mean that the box is now goosed, thanks in advance for any help.
#13
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by booboo216:
Originally posted by booboo216:
Originally posted by lenny123:
I assume you have checked the simple things first,..faulty scart cables can cause all sorts of problems,..is the correct input selected on the TV,..if your sure you flashed the image correctly then you should look at the cabling & the dreambox it's self, I had a similar problem a while back, if it's a genuine dreambox then it should have a push in tuner, this tuner as a row of pins on the bottom which slot into the main board this caused my unit to display problems as you described.(note) clone boxes have soldered in tuners so the above does not apply..
Thanks for the reply lenny, i will check all them things now, i will reflash again and i will let you know the results, thanks again for the advice.
Hi the tuner is soldered in with a row of pins down one side, i have just gone to flash the box again on dreamup, i get to swith on the dreambox on dream up but when i do dreamup does not reconise the the power has been swithed on, i still just have the green light on the front of the box, does this mean that the box is now goosed, thanks in advance for any help.
Do you think it is worth getting a crossover cable and trying flashwizard pro
#14
were are you baesed. and is the name of the img backup new
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 May 2009 @ 9:12

#15
you can't use the cross over cable option with dreamup or FWP because you need to change IP settings on the dreambox first & as you stated you
can't get a picture on the TV,...you'll have to keep trying the null modem cable option
#17
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by hadmad:
were are you baesed. and is the name of the img backup new
Hi hadmad,
Thanks for the reply, i am based in preston area, lancashire, and the img is (backup new 17.12.08.img) i have flashed with this several times now but i still just get a blank screen on the tv, even though everything goes as it should do on dreamup, and i get the box saying box flashed succesfully, only now when i try to flash i get the message on dreamup to power up the dreambox but when i do it does nothing at all, its as if there is nothing comin down the null modem cable any more, the cable is a brand new one i bought this week, the only life i seem to have from the box is the green light on the front of the box, last night i had a green and red light on the box untill i powered down, then when i powered up the DB again back to just a green light but will not let me flash it again, thats why i think the box is buggered, i have read alot and learned alot from u guys this week and i have gone over and over the instructions before i attempted anything but all to no avail. thanks for the reply hadmad.
#18
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by lenny123:
take a look at this help file...
http://rapidshare.com/files/230604328/ho...oc.html
Hi lenny thanks for the reply, already doin everything to the letter in that link, thanks anyway.
#19
this might help as it worked 4 me on eurovox and digivox
iwas told 2 try an av lead and manualy tune a tv channel in
once its tuned in u can do a reset and the scart will work
i dont know much about dreambox but its worth a shot

eamos fta library http://eko.4shared.com/
#20
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by qazsam:
this might help as it worked 4 me on eurovox and digivox
iwas told 2 try an av lead and manualy tune a tv channel in
once its tuned in u can do a reset and the scart will work
i dont know much about dreambox but its worth a shot
I will try, thanks for the reply.
#21
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by booboo216:
Originally posted by qazsam:
this might help as it worked 4 me on eurovox and digivox
iwas told 2 try an av lead and manualy tune a tv channel in
once its tuned in u can do a reset and the scart will work
i dont know much about dreambox but its worth a shot
I will try, thanks for the reply.
No use qazsam but thanks anyway, anyone else can help, i will be very grateful, thanks.
#22
do you get the dk logo then go blank if you ask on this tread chris should get it going for you tyhat were to go for dream box probs

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/87/647188
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 May 2009 @ 15:57

#23
booboo216 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by hadmad:
do you get the dk logo then go blank if you ask on this tread chris should get it going for you tyhat were to go for dream box probs

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/87/647188


thanks alot hadmad i will ask chris. cheers
#24
totaly a newbie to this hlep guys girls please my mate asked me to flash his dreambox no idea were to start were do i get the programe and load for it and how to do it please
#25
Originally posted by booboo216:
Originally posted by hadmad:
do you get the dk logo then go blank if you ask on this tread chris should get it going for you tyhat were to go for dream box probs

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/87/647188


thanks alot hadmad i will ask chris. cheers
Hi booboo, is your problem sorted? I have the same problem with my dm500c (Green light permanently on) and will be thankful for your reply. Cheers.
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