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I have exactly the same problem on Win 10. Service tool sits in the taskbar but no window opens. When I click on the icon in the taskbar a window briefly appears, but immediately disappears.

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Not working in either user or admin levels. I also tried to copy the firmware txt file to the same directory as the tool and it is still the same.

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1 hour ago, sbenyo said:

Not working in either user or admin levels. I also tried to copy the firmware txt file to the same directory as the tool and it is still the same.

 

Hmm, now the possible causes may be: incorrect RS232 connection or corrupted tool.exe file. If the case is the latter, you might try this one which I previously received from T+A.

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It looks like the same tool I used. I tried in anyway and first time

 

I used it after download it opened almost completely hidden at the bottom of the desktop. I dragged it and up and was able to see it. I thought it was resolved so I closed and opened it again now it doesn't work again. It shows in taskbar but nothing happens and I cannot get the real window opened. This is really frustrating.

 

Update - After playing more with compatibility settings it opened again at the very bottom. I will try to see if it works now.

 

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I have some progress....

It seems the problem is related to DPI compatibility. I checked the DPI settings and it seems to open.

 

Now I have connection problem. Is the DAC8 supposed to be OFF like the manual suggests? I may be using the wrong wiring (I am not sure my cable is RJ12 it may be RJ11 and it might be an issue).

 

Changed the cable and switched it to the CTRL port (used the SYS by mistake). Now I'm connected!!!

Testing looks fine. Cross fingers!

 

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13 minutes ago, sbenyo said:

I have some progress....

It seems the problem is related to DPI compatibility. I checked the DPI settings and it seems to open.

 

Now I have connection problem. Is the DAC8 supposed to be OFF like the manual suggests? I may be using the wrong wiring (I am not sure my cable is RJ12 it may be RJ11 and it might be an issue).

 

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Are you 100% sure you need COM3 port.  If I were you, I wuld want to try the other ones (1-4) just to make sure.

Dirk

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A bit nerve wrecking process. Slow firmware burning. At the end "SUCCESS" message and it says restarting please wait...

DAC shuts down and nothing happens. I then disconnected and reconnected. Finally v2.70 firmware!!!

 

It was not easy but it's over now. Anyone that needs assistance with it, feel free to contact me. Thanks for all the help (mental one as well :) )

 

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If I update the Amanero firmware, can I go back to the T+A original one if I don't like it?

Where can I find instruction how to update the Amanero firmware?

 

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1 hour ago, sbenyo said:

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It was not easy but it's over now. Anyone that needs assistance with it, feel free to contact me. Thanks for all the help (mental one as well :) )

 

Congratulations. But the culprit of your firmware update problem appears all deriving from using a wrong pin assignment between RJ11/12 and RS232 cables. If the pin assignment was correct before the initiation of firmware update, the service tool would have opened smoothly and you could have gone straight to the updating process without such sweating. Please keep your experience to your own and do not extend it to others.

 

Rgds,

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28 minutes ago, sbenyo said:

If I update the Amanero firmware, can I go back to the T+A original one if I don't like it?

 

No.

 

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Where can I find instruction how to update the Amanero firmware?

 

Go to: https://amanero.com/combo384_firmware.htm

Find the name of firmware_2006be10, then download  the file right to it (oem tool 117). Read carefully the manual in it as well as the instruction from T+A. Once more:  READ them many times until you fully understand them.

 

Rgds,

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Thanks! 

 

I still think I had 2 different problems. The first problem is with the service tool not opening (or not visible). It was the the DPI compatibility (Windows 10). I can now open it even without any cables connected. Before I could not. It still opens almost non-visible at the very bottom and I have to drag it up to be able to use it.

 

The cable issue was the second one. I had wrong cable. The tool doesn't do anything until I choose the COM port and try to connect. Anyway it works now. I hope my experience will help others.

 

Thanks for the update details. I will check them carefully before I try. Do you know if I can revert back to original firmware if I don't like it?

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4 minutes ago, sbenyo said:

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Thanks for the update details. I will check them carefully before I try. Do you know if I can revert back to original firmware if I don't like it?

 

Du you mean the Amanero firmware? If so, the answer is no because the updating process includes erasing the firmware chip. Anyway, the process itself is quite simple and you can repeat it many times until you accustom to it.

 

BTW, for CPLD, select CPLD for 1081 (not 1080) or you will have to select "CPLD_1081_DSDSWAPPED" if there is a problem of LR channel swap after update. For firmware, always select 2006be10 which enables native DSD512 on linux (and on Win10). If you need an ASIO driver for Win10, search this GitHub Amanero issue thread. You can find the location by the post from Domenico, the author of Amanero firmware.

 

Rgds,

 

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Thanks sbenyo. As I said above, I had exactly the same problems as you regarding the visibility of the service tool. I followed your suggestions regarding the compatibility settings and then I was able to open the window (which was only just visible at the bottom of the screen) and run the firmware update, which went smoothly. I then installed Amanero CPD1081 with 2006be10 and I have just played DSD512 for the first time from Linux . Success!

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1 hour ago, Montage said:

Thanks sbenyo. As I said above, I had exactly the same problems as you regarding the visibility of the service tool. I followed your suggestions regarding the compatibility settings and then I was able to open the window (which was only just visible at the bottom of the screen) and run the firmware update, which went smoothly. I then installed Amanero CPD1081 with 2006be10 and I have just played DSD512 for the first time from Linux . Success!

 

That's great! I hope it's worth it. I will update my firmware soon.

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