I have a v1.4 box bought in London (sept 04) with the Focus chip. I modded it with Xectuer 2.6 and everything went smooth. Flashed it with x4983.06. Put EvoX on it and left it on to download stuff to it for about 8 hours during the night. Turned it over to the next door neighbour who had been saving up money to buy the box and HDD for a while .
The same night it came back as it was always freezing.
What Ive done
So I took it apart resoldered everything making sure everything was soldered to perfection, all soldering points shiny (as they are in the other 300+ boxes ive done). But the multimeter on the thing and all LPCs got a good grade as well as d0. Reflashed the chip, reformatted the HDD, reinstalled everything. Ive gone over the whole board with a magnifying glass and even taken digital pictues to blow up on my PC to look for solder splash with no luck.
After a few attempts I realized that it wasnt really the box that was freezing but rather the display as sometimes I can FTP to it and stuff. Now the funny thing is that I can always boot up to the 2.6 cromwell screen on bank2 but if I leave it on the other bank or turn the chip on it acts the same (display freezes). Even if I unplug the chip it still acts the same. Sometimes it will run for a few minutes sometimes it freezes in the boot screen. The box has never blinked (red orange etc) during startup.
Please, please help me, my neighbour is in shock (hes a low earner with a big family).
Edited by arnaro, 21 September 2004 - 11:00 PM.