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post #76 of 135
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post


Well, it certainly sounds that way. You may have to do the same experiment that I had to do by gambling on which pins are the right ones, unless someone with the necessary know-how turns up in this thread. You could take a look at the PCB and the chips inside and try to figure out which chip is the one to do the bridging on. Maybe taking a good sharp photo of it and posting it here could be helpful.
BTW: Did you check both sides of the PCB?
Maybe you saw the opposite side of the PCB?


Here are the insides of the HIFIMAN HM-601SLIM. I cant see a SAMSUNG chip anywhere! any thoughts from anyone as to what i should do? sorry about the photo quality, time for a new camera me thinks.IMG_0145.JPG

 


Edited by kofk - 4/10/12 at 10:59pm
post #77 of 135

Did you check the other side? There's nothing on this side, that makes me think "this COULD be the chip".


Edited by LarsHP - 4/11/12 at 1:54am
post #78 of 135
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

Did you check the other side? There's nothing on this side, that makes me think "this COULD be the chip".



AH-HA......Now i see it. I followed the instructions mentioned earlier about shorting the two pins which are now visible after removing the 4 screws mentioned in an earlier post and there was the SAMSUNG chip. I then followed the instructions to the letter and voilla!! The real pain for me was having to install WINDOWS onto my MAC via parallels.

   Anyways my HIFIMAN MH-601 SLIM is BACK!! thank you everyone who helped me i could never have done it alone. CHEERSL3000.gifIMG_0148.jpg

post #79 of 135
I am really happy for you. Great! Well done!
Was it the same Samsung chip as in the normal HM-601?
In other words - if somebody else with a Slim version should do it, he could just look at the photo earlier in this thread?
post #80 of 135

As far as i could see it was the only chip labeled SAMSUNG in fact the wording was very faint (like it had been rubbed with something!!) i guess i was taking a chance really by shorting the pins, but then again as it was it was unusable so really i had nothing to lose. I do wish the ROCKBOX team would continue development on the porting of rockbox onto the hifiman players, but i suspect it has ground to a halt PERMANENTLY.

post #81 of 135

 

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Originally Posted by kofk View Post

As far as i could see it was the only chip labeled SAMSUNG in fact the wording was very faint (like it had been rubbed with something!!) i guess i was taking a chance really by shorting the pins, but then again as it was it was unusable so really i had nothing to lose. I do wish the ROCKBOX team would continue development on the porting of rockbox onto the hifiman players, but i suspect it has ground to a halt PERMANENTLY.

 


Yeah I had to go through the same nightmare as you to get things working again. I did love rockbox on the player but not being able to use the internal memory killed it for me and the first firmware was very glitchy. I ended up having to use the reset button a lot. Also battery life was considerably compromised (by 3 hours or more compared to stock).

post #82 of 135

Man too bad the current Rockbox build for the HM-801 is buggy, I was thinking about installing it but now I think I'll pass.

post #83 of 135

 

Hi
 
My rockboxed 801 crashed and gives me the following white screen:
 
*PANIC*
ata: -4
 
When I connect it to the PC - it does not show up as an external drive ...
 
What do I do - how do I un-install rock-box and install hifiman firmware ...
 
Thanks
Sunil.
post #84 of 135

 

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Originally Posted by saisunil View Post

Hi

 
My rockboxed 801 crashed and gives me the following white screen:
 
*PANIC*
ata: -4
 
When I connect it to the PC - it does not show up as an external drive ...
 
What do I do - how do I un-install rock-box and install hifiman firmware ...
 
Thanks
Sunil.

What version of RockBox did you install?

Did it crash just after installing?

 

Also:

Don't panic! You WILL get it back. Even in worst case scenario ... is my experience.

 

post #85 of 135
I do not know what version - I bought it pre-owned.

The funny part is that head-direct would not support it as it was rock boxed mad.gif

Thanks guys
post #86 of 135
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Originally Posted by saisunil View Post

I do not know what version - I bought it pre-owned.
The funny part is that head-direct would not support it as it was rock boxed mad.gif
Thanks guys

If I was Head-Direct I wouldn't support a costumer, who had installed another software which is not authorized by the manufacurer. The problem is not in their firmware or hardware and thus not their responsibility. Also - very important - they haven't got a clue about RockBox ...

 

Anyway, go back to post #68 in this very thread - here is a direct link:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/579759/how-to-installing-and-uninstalling-rockbox-to-the-hifiman-hm-801-603-602-and-601/60#post_8251490

... and just follow doctor's orders wink_face.gif

 

I had a brick, but now it's fully working again. When you go through the drill, make sure that you short the two correct pins and that you wait until the new firmware is fully installed (as described in the post).

post #87 of 135

Glad I wasn't a sucker again and opted not to go through this ordeal of uninstalling the firmware. It was a nightmare the first time lol.

post #88 of 135

Slightly off topic a little.  Any idea when the HM-802 (I forgot the exact name) will be released?  Unless I am mistaken, I read in one of the earlier thread that it was slated to arrive in April.  Of course my only interest is that it will come with an updated software and this firmware will be subsequently released to the older models.

 

I have been patiently waiting for the day where I can update my HM-602 but it seems to be taking so sooo long...  frown.gif   I am no tech expert hence I have been hesitant in rock boxing my player. But this is getting so frustrating.

post #89 of 135
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Originally Posted by noluckboi View Post

Slightly off topic a little.  Any idea when the HM-802 (I forgot the exact name) will be released?  Unless I am mistaken, I read in one of the earlier thread that it was slated to arrive in April.  Of course my only interest is that it will come with an updated software and this firmware will be subsequently released to the older models.

I have been patiently waiting for the day where I can update my HM-602 but it seems to be taking so sooo long...  frown.gif    I am no tech expert hence I have been hesitant in rock boxing my player. But this is getting so frustrating.
I haven't seen any release date for the 802/901 in that thread. Maybe it is the DX100 (3rd batch) you have read something about? Anyway, I am not sure the new firmware will be able to be made for the current HM-players. When I asked Fang about it, his answer was that it wouldn't be made for the "older" models, only the upcoming ones.

So either get used with what you got (the stock firmware), RockBox it or sell it. That seems to be the message I get.
post #90 of 135

INFO:羲宎狟婥Boot Code
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INFO:汔撰賦旰
 

Ihave a brick here

can anyone help me?

also

why there is no hm603 rockbox firmware?

601 603 share the same one?

thx

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