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post #466 of 554

Is there anyway to reset m2tech interface inside the dac??

I use Tcontrol panel and clicked option firmware update and load wrong firmware now my dac is not recognize and cant install any driver

Please help

Thank you

post #467 of 554

Didn't work to unplug hiface, uninstall the driver from windows and reinstall from m2tech site?

post #468 of 554

No

It is inside my dac

dac shows unlk in the window

I have try different computers ,cables etc nothing

Is there anyway to reset it or force to upgrade proper bin?

Thank you

post #469 of 554
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Originally Posted by kiskaprince View Post
 

No

It is inside my dac

dac shows unlk in the window

I have try different computers ,cables etc nothing

Is there anyway to reset it or force to upgrade proper bin?

Thank you

Well, sounds like you found a way to flash the eprom with a different bios. I didn't even know that was possible so maybe you should get credit for the discovery. The downside is the same as flashing the wrong bios for your computer motherboard...it won't work. I am guessing you found a bin file somewhere and flashed it? You need the correct bin file or the computer will not recognize the device. I think all us Hiface 2 owners would like details on exactly how you managed to flash this (with what software) and where you got the bin file you flashed?

 

Unless the bin file you flash is designed specifically for the Hiface 2 it is unlikely that it would work. I am not aware that M2Tech has ever offered a bios upgrade for the HF2? I do see something about that ability in the Thesycon driver but without an appropriate image file I never thought to bother with it. If you have actually located a place where M2Tech hides these image files I would be very interested.

 

You are going to need the original bin file to re-flash back to the original operating condition. I guess you could beg M2Tech for that bin file (unless you were clever and backed it up before flashing).


Edited by Chodi - 3/30/14 at 5:10pm
post #470 of 554

The problem in this case seems to be that you can't flash a correct firmware now, because the device has no working firmware and will not react to any command from the PC. It's dead.

 

Normally, a firmware upgrade function should check that the firmware file is a correct one, before flashing it.

 

Other devices can sometimes be saved by flashing the chip containing the firmware directly, using eprom programming hardware. Not sure this is possible here. 

 

You should contact M2Tech support. Good luck.

post #471 of 554

Thank you all for help

It was actually my brother in law who did it

Somehow he thought it was a bin for it

Actually it was a bin from EMM labs bin he flashed

It seems like device is dead

I hope there is a way to revive it

Thank you again

post #472 of 554
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiskaprince View Post
 

Thank you all for help

It was actually my brother in law who did it

Somehow he thought it was a bin for it

Actually it was a bin from EMM labs bin he flashed

It seems like device is dead

I hope there is a way to revive it

Thank you again

Pretty sure Claude was right. You are going to have to send it back to M2Tech. Just like on a computer motherboard when this happen they have to replace the bios chip. Claude is right, if your computer cannot even see the device then it would be impossible to re-flash. Honestly, it was a crazy thing to do to flash one device with the bin file from a completely different device (and a different company). 

post #473 of 554

Hi All, and hi Chodi : ) 

 

It seems to me that the site is not secure by password 

http://luckit.biz/product/waveio/

 

But I believe understand that if they are not modified to hiface 2  they not working? 

 

As many people, my Hiface 2 runs on USB2 but not on USB3 :)

In any case thank you:)


Edited by Jonathan66100 - 4/9/14 at 3:45am
post #474 of 554

The latest version on that page is 2.15.

The adaption for hiFace2: http://www.head-fi.org/t/601203/m2tech-hiface-2/435#post_10165901

post #475 of 554
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Originally Posted by Jonathan66100 View Post
 

Hi All, and hi Chodi : ) 

 

It seems to me that the site is not secure by password 

http://luckit.biz/product/waveio/

 

But I believe understand that if they are not modified to hiface 2  they not working? 

 

As many people, my Hiface 2 runs on USB2 but not on USB3 :)

In any case thank you:)

You're right the site is no longer requiring a password to enter. I just went to take a look and I see they are selling an xmos based I2s converter. As far as I know there are few dac's that accept I2s input? I enjoy the Hiface 2 but the latest 2.15 driver really did not make any difference that I could tell. Lately, I have been thinking about upgrading the Hiface 2 as many new usb offerings are out there. Only problem is the alternatives seem very expensive. Still it's on my mind. 

 

I can't get over the fact that spending $1000 or more on just a usb interface would seem silly when you can get an entire package dac with a good usb input for the same price range. I don't have the ability in my location to test out several of the usb alternatives. Last thing I want to do is invest a $1000 and find out it is only a very small improvement over the Hiface 2. I have read that the results are very dac dependent as to the results with any of these converters. When I bought the Hiface 2 my dac and many other did not come with a usb input. Now nearly all dac's come standard with usb and most are the same xmos chip.  Makes the concept of a separate usb converter less appealing.

post #476 of 554

Thanks Bogi and Chodi : ) 

But the link on this post http://www.head-fi.org/t/601203/m2tech-hiface-2/435#post_10165901 not working : /

post #477 of 554
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan66100 View Post
 

Thanks Bogi and Chodi : ) 

But the link on this post http://www.head-fi.org/t/601203/m2tech-hiface-2/435#post_10165901 not working : /

I zipped my finished version and uploaded it for you. Here is a link:

 

http://speedy.sh/dfm84/Luckit-v2.15-with-mod.rar

 

Please let me know if this works for you. It is the first time I have used that upload service. It include the modded 2.15 ready to install.

post #478 of 554

Many Thanks Chodi !

I downloaded and tested at the instant:) 


Very easy to install! 
By always against this problem with my USB 3 ports. 
Problem of permanent crackling in the sound. 

 

In any case thank you very much for this version of the driver! :) 

 

PS: If I understood your previous post you said that the site sells USB convertiseurs more than 1000 USD?

 

Thank again Chodi.

post #479 of 554
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan66100 View Post
 

Many Thanks Chodi !

I downloaded and tested at the instant:) 


Very easy to install! 
By always against this problem with my USB 3 ports. 
Problem of permanent crackling in the sound. 

 

In any case thank you very much for this version of the driver! :) 

 

PS: If I understood your previous post you said that the site sells USB convertiseurs more than 1000 USD?

 

Thank again Chodi.

No, not the Luckit site. I was talking about the AP2+PP and other similar devices that cost as much as my entire dac. You will need to use a usb 2 port for the Hiface 2 or you will have problems. The usb 3 standard isn't all that standard and is also not all that backward compatible. Most motherboards still offer some usb 2 ports on the board. You can check your manual to identify the usb 2 ports. If that fails try increasing the size of your buffer. As a last resort try different output drivers from JRiver - asio, KS. Wasapi event, etc. One of them should work. 

 

I should also have mentioned that it is best to uninstall your old driver before installing the new 2.15. You've already installed it so you can go to the Thesycon window and verify which driver is really active.

post #480 of 554

Ah ok, yes it is too expensive in my opinion also.

 
yes the 2.15 driver is activated, but I do not désinstaler the old driver: / 
I had try to go through ASIO, WASAPI and other, increase the buffer, but always sizzling. 

 

I plug  therefore hiface 2 on a USB 2 port but it is placed on the wrong side of my DAC, therefore the cable goes around the laptop, but it is not too serious :) 

By cons they should not say that hiface 2 is compatible with USB 3: D

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