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Dont Upgrade the firmware on a SAMSUNG blueray player

Postby QRM » Fri, 03 Apr 2009 4:26 pm

I should have stuck with the old saying "If it aint broke dont try and fix it."

Anyway today I decided to upgrade the firmware on my BD P1500 blueray player, followed the instructions, plugged it into the ethernet cable, dowloaded all the latest firmware, all went well untill I tried to load a different region disk.

It spat it out saying wrong region, it was region free when I bought it. Now Samsung says I have to take it into their work shop so they can make it region free again and they wont tell me how to do it over the phone.

So major pain in the butt having to hike to some Gawd forsaken industrial estate in the middle of nowhere.

Should have left it, it was fine when it came straight out of the box.

All the hacks on the internet has not worked.

And while on the subject of upgrade firmware, my STARHUB hubstation packed in after the last upgrade and judging by the size of the Q, in the hubsation repair centre I wasn't the only one who had the problem.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Fri, 03 Apr 2009 5:06 pm

QRM - Is there a hardware reset button on that piece of kit? P

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Postby QRM » Fri, 03 Apr 2009 6:16 pm

No reset button, in fact in many ways that is what the problem after the upgrade it reset itself to the factory default, which has region restrictions.

Samsung actually de-restricts it but wont tell me how, its a matter of tabbing in a series of commands on the remote. They gave me the BS about having to open it up etc.

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Fri, 03 Apr 2009 6:30 pm

OK have you tried the usual sources for de-blocking? I know you said you tried the usual hacks...Plenty of them around - google = friend as usual as you know.

While you say the BlueRay is region free, I actually doubt what you were told. My original PS3, which has BlueRay, was from AUS, and BR Region B. I subsequently gave that to a friend back in AUS, and bought a Region A.

However, if you're certain, then I guess if it's under warranty then you could try to claim under that. If not, it sounds like it's flashed the ROM and without the original ROM flash you're a tad, errrm, stuffed. Can you got back to the Samsung site and de-grade the firmware?

As you mentioned, theysaid opening it up - you could try searching for a small battery and removing it...people like Durain might know better than me if this would work.

Oh, and I hope our HubStation doesn't pack it in...that will cause me no end of pain resulting in terminating every single service we have with Far*Hub.

Good luck - lemme know if you need some further advice - not sure what more I can do, though!

Mr. P


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