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#61187 11-May-2010 17:35
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Hey I am trying to set up my PC to get sky as many have done here.

I am using:
Jaycar Phoenix Smart Card Reader/Writer (Stock - Un modified)

Windows 7
Acamd
NewCS
DVBLinkDV
DVBLinkServer
DVBViewer

Yesterday when setting it up I found my sky card was very hot when inside the reader. So I took it out but now it does not work inside the sky box either (I "cooked" it). I have been looking around to try to find out as to why this has happened. All I can come up with is that the big button with the LED on it was out insted of in. (Write mode, I think) Would this had coursed the card to be cooked?

Thanks, Help is apretiated I don't want to cook another card.

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  #329657 13-May-2010 09:56
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The jaycar reader shouldn't cook a card - it doesn't supply enough voltage to do it... Unless your using an external power supply ie a wallpack type adaptor (non regulated ones I believe) - some guys have had trouble with these before - if your using one of these, then you may have cooked it. Safest bet is to power it from the PC using one of the internal molex plugs.

The switch on the reader doesn't do anything other than stop it working as a reader (changes it from phoenix to smartreader)... This won't do anything to help with the baking. You just need to leave it pushed in.






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  #329661 13-May-2010 10:03
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That's odd then, yes I was using an internal molex adapter for power. I will try have a look and make sure I have all the components in the right place.

The sky card wouldn't work at all in the sky box after so I think it was cooked some how.

Thanks

 
 
 
 


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  #329692 13-May-2010 10:58
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I've never cooked one, but from what I gather when you do, your not left wondering whether or not its cooked, apparently you can usually see the plastic change colour, or melt.

Are you sure it hasn't just reset the card while your playing around - Seen that happen before, if so it needs to go back into the decoder for a couple of hours (it can take anything from say 10 minutes to 3-4 hours) to grab a complete update.

This is the bit were some people often think they've killed their card, and need to call Sky to get it reset - which you don't - it'll eventually pick up the new CA codes, it just takes a while - which is why you'll often get told to put it back it the decoder overnight...





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  #329701 13-May-2010 11:14
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This is probibly the problem though thr card was in the sky box over night and it didnt start working again.



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  #329702 13-May-2010 11:14
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This is probibly the problem though thr card was in the sky box over night and it didnt start working again.

Sorry for double post 3g cut out.

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  #329780 13-May-2010 14:16
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Might be fried then...

The other way I've read you can cook them is to keep letting NewCS reset it for a couple of hours ie if you config doesn't work, and you keep reading/reseting the card waiting/hoping it will work... without shutting down newcs...

Are you using a "good" newcs config?

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  #329854 13-May-2010 16:18
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How hot was it? Like can't touch it hot? was it inside the PC case?

 
 
 
 




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  #375720 2-Sep-2010 12:51
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Sorry I have taken so long to had to put the project on hold. The card was to hot to touch and it was not inside the pc case. The reader was sitting next to the PC.

I am also not sure if my newCS config is ok. Here it is:
[code]
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<newCSconfig>
    <readers name="Standard Phoenix on PC">
        <device>
            <name>Phoenix on Com1</name>
            <type>phoenix</type>
            <mhz>368</mhz>
            <node>COM1</node>
            <parity>odd</parity>
            <reset>normal</reset>
            <export>Yes</export>
            <enabled>Yes</enabled>
            <blocksa>No</blocksa>
            <blockua>No</blockua>
            <blockga>No</blockga>
            <blockC0>Yes</blockC0>
            <carddetect>no</carddetect>
            <newcamd_port>15050</newcamd_port>
            <autosid>Yes</autosid>
            <pincode>0000</pincode>
            <priority>round</priority>
        </device>
    </readers>
    <radegastserver>
            <enabled>Yes</enabled>
            <port>10001</port>
            <allow>
                <hostname>127.0.0.1</hostname>
            </allow>
    </radegastserver>
    <cache>
            <emm>20</emm>
            <ecm>-1</ecm>
    </cache>
    <httpd>
        <server>
            <port>1339</port>
            <enabled>yes</enabled>
        </server>
        <user>
            <name>newcs</name>
            <password>newcs</password>
            <accesslevel>admin</accesslevel>
        </user>
    </httpd>
    <debug>
            <password>NewCSpwd</password>
            <mode>simple</mode>
            <level>internal</level>
            <type>all</type>
            <output>console,tcp</output>
            <tcp_port>1001</tcp_port>
            <tcp_options>normal,init</tcp_options>
    </debug>
    <newcamdserver>
            <enabled>Yes</enabled>
            <name>newcs</name>
            <deskey>01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14</deskey>
            <user>
                <name>dummy</name>
                <password>dummy</password>
                <au>on</au>
                <sidoverride>off</sidoverride>
                <spider>No</spider>
                                <cardlevel>1</cardlevel>
            </user>
    </newcamdserver>
</newCSconfig>
[/code]

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  #375727 2-Sep-2010 13:04
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Chuck NewCS away.

Check out this thread:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=84&topicid=66101

The setup in there is easier to configure and is proving more reliable across the range of machines I've seen it running on.



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  #376301 3-Sep-2010 15:52
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Same thing happened as last time. I assume my Jaycar reader is broken.

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