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Topic # 115572 30-Mar-2013 18:18
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Hi everyone.

My sister bought a Zinwell Freeview Satellite receiver as part of a liquidation auction on Trademe.

DOA but she didn't follow up. It appears a dead power supply. No problem. Using one I have here after approx 60 secs (no DVB-s connected) I get the following screen, before it goes into standby

Leaving it be for well over 10 mins shows no change.

Seems like a stuck corrupt software image? Does anyone have ideas how to correct this (other than a sledgehammer) ;-)


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  Reply # 790019 31-Mar-2013 18:15
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Anyone? :)

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  Reply # 790028 31-Mar-2013 19:17
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You are probably right about corrupted image.
Zinwells were supplied by NEXT electronics who went into receivership (are they still around?).
I dont think the software was ever available on the net otherwise I would say reflash it - but I doubt you will find the software.

Its probably a basket case I am afraid unless someone on GZ knows someone that knows someone that worked at NEXT.

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  Reply # 790032 31-Mar-2013 19:46
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and here I have one sitting in its package doing nothing.

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  Reply # 790036 31-Mar-2013 19:56
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Yeah shame. Tidy unit and looks like new. Just the bung software load.

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