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  1. #1
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    SB1 Not updating firmware

    Hi- I just bought a used wired SB1 at a garage sale, looks great, basically unused. I'm running squeezecenter 7.3.

    It connects fine (sees the server, gets the right addresses, etc.). Then the problem begins:

    1) It asks for firmware update
    2) I hold down brightness for a few seconds
    3) It jumpts to the "Now Playing" screen and is frozen. It never enters the screen where the firmware updates
    4) Then I unplug it and start over. Same thing.

    Ideas?

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Kinda surprising, as the SB1 firmware hasn't been updated in years. Must be a really old Squeezebox that either hasn't been used recently, or was running with a very old version of Slim Server.

    Can't imagine too many people who are still alive have seen an SB1 take a firmware update from any recent versions of SqueezeCenter, so this may be the first time it's even been attempted.

    You might try installing an old version of the server, something like Slim Server 5.4 maybe, just to do the firmware update. If it works, then move to the latest and greatest. I seem to recall someone posting a link to a page with archived versions, but can't find it right now.

  3. #3
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    Fixed

    Found 5.4 here:

    http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads...ver_v5.4.0.dmg

    Installed it

    It updated firmware fine

    Re-installed 7.3

    It works fine.

    Thanks!

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    How did you determine it was "basically unused"?

  5. #5
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    unused

    Still in original box, remote in plastic bag, ethernet cable still with wire-ties, no scuffs, etc. Owner said they won it at some event a few years ago and never used it.

  6. #6
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    Just out of curiosity, how much did you pay for it? :-)
    Current: SB2, Boom (PQP3 - late beta, PQP1 - early beta), SBC (early beta), Squeezebox Radio (PB1 - early beta), Squeezebox Touch (late beta)
    Selling: Transporter
    Sold: SB3, Duet

  7. #7
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    price

    $40

    Seemed like a fair price

  8. #8
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    Sure does, I'd jump at that - especially considering it was mint condition.
    Current: SB2, Boom (PQP3 - late beta, PQP1 - early beta), SBC (early beta), Squeezebox Radio (PB1 - early beta), Squeezebox Touch (late beta)
    Selling: Transporter
    Sold: SB3, Duet

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