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    Amiko Bricked

    I have an Amiko XFinder 3 satellite meter

    I tried updating the software yesterday but I ended up bricking it as you can see from the picture

    Does anyone have the program for flashing it via the RS232 port and has anyone got the latest (or any) genuine firmware for this meter?

    Also What's the difference between emu and mcas in the firmware for this meter?

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    GOOGLE AMIKO OFFICIAL WEBSITE ,go there and go to digital meters, click on your model there are the downloads, also contact info if you need to send back for repair

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOE.MADDISON View Post
    GOOGLE AMIKO OFFICIAL WEBSITE ,go there and go to digital meters, click on your model there are the downloads, also contact info if you need to send back for repair
    Thats what i did and ended up bricking it

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew247 View Post
    Thats what i did and ended up bricking it
    Code:
    https://www.amikostb.com/product/269-x-finder-3
    try both versions

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3tv View Post
    Code:
    https://www.amikostb.com/product/269-x-finder-3
    try both versions
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    How do I flash it with the RS232 port? Or with USB but I cannot get to any menus on the screen
    I cannot figure out hot to flash as the screen above is the only screen I can get to
    Last edited by lew247; 01-07-2020 at 09:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew247 View Post
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    How do I flash it with the RS232 port? Or with USB but I cannot get to any menus on the screen
    I cannot figure out hot to flash as the screen above is the only screen I can get to
    power on with the firmware on a usb stick?

    login via a webif?

    contact support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3tv View Post
    power on with the firmware on a usb stick?

    login via a webif?

    contact support?
    I've tried all 3
    Powering on with firmware on USB stick does nothingh
    Can't get a webif as the device doesn't work
    Contacted support but nothing from them at all

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    after unpacking file and putting onto usb stick, you my have to make it a recovery tool by renaming it eg.....(force_upgrade_rom) put in switch on and press ok...ok...ok...ok....but also try older usb sticks as some gear dont like newer versions of usb stick or more than 32gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOE.MADDISON View Post
    after unpacking file and putting onto usb stick, you my have to make it a recovery tool by renaming it eg.....(force_upgrade_rom) put in switch on and press ok...ok...ok...ok....but also try older usb sticks as some gear dont like newer versions of usb stick or more than 32gb
    Unfortunately that did not work
    I have an old 16Mb usb stick I used
    I renamed the stick to force_upgrade_rom but it still would not do anything

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    dont know your unit but have been told amiko use ,a reset button,a hidden reset button or a program...Amlogic usb burning tool ,for recovery on there recrs.

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    There's all sorts of info here --
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    Edit: the stars appear to be a banned word ?
    Sorry .
    Last edited by oscar; 01-07-2020 at 09:05 PM.

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    I've discovered there's a recovery iso file that needs to be flashed to a usb stick with a program that formats the stick and extracts the iso file
    Amiko have specific ones for all their boxes
    I have no idea where to find this, I have asked them for a copy of it but they have said no.
    I found the flashing program for flashing the usb stick but can't find a copy of the Xfinder 3 recovery iso file

    The place I bought it from in England said they can't flash the software back onto the box, Amiko said send it back to them and they'll send it back to Amiko
    If they will send it back to be flashed its going to take weeks/months and cost a fortune!
    I know what make I won't be buying again

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    Check your PM -- may be of use ?

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    Yes I've been there
    There's a recovery file that needs flashing to the meter, I just can't find the file anywhere

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