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Resetting Receivers

HUGHES:

Hughes nameplates are on the back. The numbering system is HIRD-xy, where x=generation and y= distinction within that generation. (x= A, B, C, D or E). (y= 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6). With the 4th generation and newer, the model distinction translates as follows: 1=Silver, 2=Gold, 4=Platinum, 6-Para Tados. The manual will add either a 1 or a 5 to the number printed on the back of the IRD on 4th generation and newer models. For example, the manual will state E11/E25, but the name plate on the unit will show E1 and E2 respectively.

Hughes Soft Reboot Procedure
 

Hughes Hard Reboot Procedure (works on D0, D1, D4 and some E1 and E2 Models)
 

Hughes Hard Reboot Procedure (works on all B2, C2 and D2 Models)
 

Hughes Hard Reboot Procedure (works on Hughes A2 at least)
 

Hughes Hard Reboot Procedure (works on Hughes B2 and D2)
 

Hughes Shorting Procedure (works on H-cards)
 

 

SONY:

Sony makes two models for each generation. An "A" Series and a "B" Series. The face plates are on the back for models up to 3rd generation and beginning with 4th generation the plates are on the front. All Sony DTV receivers follow this format: SAT-xy. Where x= series within a generation (either "A" or "B") and y= generation (which will only be 1, 2, 3, 5, 50, or 55). The prefix "SAS" is the "complete system" model number (including the dish) and are not found on the receiver itself.


1st Generation Sony Soft Reboot Procedure
Push and hold the Exit and Down Arrow buttons on the receiver simultaneously
Receiver will soft-reboot at this point and restart
Power off and then power back on


1st Generation Sony Hard Reboot Procedure
Push and hold the TV/DSS and Down Arrow buttons simultaneously
A Menu will come up at this point
Select TEST on the screen
Once the test is complete (about 1 min), select STOP on the screen and the system will do a hard reboot and restart


2nd Generation Sony Soft/Hard Reboot Procedure
Push and hold the TV/DSS and Down Arrow buttons simultaneously
A Menu will come up at this point
Select TEST on the screen
Once the test is complete (about 1 min), select STOP on the screen and the system will do a hard reboot and restart


Sony Service Test
NOTE: The following Sony Hacking Info generally works on 1st and 2nd generation Sony receivers. Give it a try!
Press and hold the receiver TV/DSS and DOWN ARROW buttons simultaneously
You will be presented with a screen where you can test the DSS unit and see what software versions and similar things the unit is currently using. You can also enter a dialing prefix to the number the unit uses to dial out. (if you have to dial 9 for an outside line) You can also enter a number in a series of boxes across the top of the screen. I heard the unit will dial out to the number placed there but this is unconfirmed
Run SYSTEM TEST
Exit SYSTEM TEST
If "Call Ext.745" message still appears, repeat steps


3rd Generation Sony Soft/Hard Reboot Procedure
Remove Access Card
Pull power cord for 15 minutes
Plug power back in
When prompted, insert Access Card


4th Generation Sony Soft Reboot Procedure (A50, B3 & others)
Press and hold the Down Arrow and Guide buttons for 20 seconds
Screen will turn blank and then look for a signal
Release buttons and system should be re-set


4th Generation Sony Hard Reboot Procedure (A50 unit at least)
Proceed with caution using this method. You could wipe out your IRD number!
With your card in the receiver, push Menu and Down Arrow button on RECEIVER at the same time. This will bring up a menu
Choose 'test' on the menu and watch the screen as it cycles through the test
When the test gets to the 'eeprom' and says 'testing now', hit both the 'guide' and arrow down keys on your receiver and hold them for 30 seconds.
Press these buttons within a split-second of seeing TESTING NOW on the EPROM. I held for 40 seconds and it worked flawlessly.
Your screen should go blank or you will see static.
Release the Guide and Down Arrow buttons
You may have to do this procedure twice to get it going


Sony EEPROM Shorting Method (A1, B1, A2 & B2 models at least)
Find IC104 (24c32 EEPROM) on the printed circuit board
On the Sony A-2 pins 4, 5 and 8 are marked
Do a hard reboot (DSS/TV and DOWN ARROW buttons) and choose TEST
Short out with an alligator clip, pins 4 and 6. (Pin 1 has a dot on the chip)
While holding the short, select STOP from the menu
At this point, you should see some wavy lines on the screen
Continue holding the short for 20 seconds
If while holding the short, the system boots back up, you've messed up. The system should continue to show wavy lines until you remove the short
Remove the short (alligator clip) from IC104
Re-insert Access card
System will boot up. If not, hit Power switch to turn IRD on
The EEPROM reset should be complete


Sony EEPROM Shorting Method (A3, B3, A4, A50 & B50 models at least)
Leave the IRD turned ON
Find IC104 (24c32 EEPROM) on the printed circuit board
Short out pin 6 to pin 4 (which is GROUND), or the chassis frame
Continue to hold short
Do a SOFT BOOT by pressing GUIDE and the DOWN button simultaneously on the IRD
Hold the short for 20 seconds. If done correctly, the IRD will NOT turn itself back on
If while holding the short, the system boots back up, you've messed up. The system should continue to show wavy lines until you remove the short
Remove the short (alligator clip) from IC104
System will boit up. If not, hit Power switch to turn IRD on
The IRD should search for a satellite signal with a green display (default)
The EEPROM reset should be complete
This procedure can be done with the card inserted

 

 

 

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