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Topic # 86603 9-Jul-2011 15:14
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Hi all
I'm wanting to get onto the My Ziova page of Ziova dot com so that I can download a new firmware recovery image for my Ziova CS505 network media player.
The site seems to have been hacked and has been taken over by an advertising site.

Anyone any ideas on how I can get to download the recovery image that I need?

Meanwhile I have a non-working media player

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  Reply # 491599 10-Jul-2011 10:08
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That is not a "hacked" site. That's what happens when companies close down and the domain expires - someone buys the domain and let ads run, cashing in all the traffic generated by existing links on the Internet.

If you can't download from there, I'd say you have a brick.




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  Reply # 491612 10-Jul-2011 11:38
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Decided to look around on google and after quite some time I found this:
http://www.mpcclub.com/forum/showthread.php?p=215346

One of the posts mentions this thread:
http://www.mpcclub.com/modules/Downloads/dir.php

Dont know if that is what you are after - but their homepage seems to be dead now.

Guess your only other hope would be to find out what else it was sold as (boxes like that are usually marketed under a few names). Might be another brand that has files somewhere.




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  Reply # 491624 10-Jul-2011 12:43
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Thanks for those replies.

I suspect that the "brick" scenario described by Mauricio is most likely correct.

I had also found those two links, thanks. Sounds like I'm not the only one left searching for a fix. The firmware file in the second link does not appear to help me much as the device doesn't even get as far as trying to read the USB drive (and the DVD drawer will not open).

The Ziova company was originally called Zensonic and is an Aussie firm. My guess is that, with this ownership, the box is less likely to exist under another brand - unlike if it was of Asian descent.

I guess this might be the impetus that I need to get a new TV - one with a USB input and a wireless network client built in.

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  Reply # 491658 10-Jul-2011 15:11
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Make sure you try a couple of USB drives before you give up completely.
Devices like that often seem to be pretty fussy.
From experience an older low capacity USB drive is probably more likely to work than a more recent/larger one.




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  Reply # 491688 10-Jul-2011 16:28
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No, I've been using this drive on it for the last 2 months.
Have tried another drive too.
It doesn't even get through the boot sequence far enough to open the CD/DVD drawer.
Power is on: but that's as far as it gets.

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