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Help - 16-March-2010, 20:00

Hello there,
finnalygot a dreambox 500s of a friend who had it all setup for me. was very happy. So todayas i was of work i deceided to play a little with it and wanted to put on a newskin. So i googled around a found finnaly out how to do that. Used dcc to ftp box copied files etc and checked out receiver to see if i was successful, and i seen the new skin appearing. So i selected it, rebooted the box but it started to hang atthe start screen (blue screen saying the GP) so i tried to delete the files i added, but couldn't ftp box anymore. So i wantedto use dreamup to delete image and load a new one. Deleted image ok (after i figured out that i need an rs232 cable) wanted to load latest image( tried a few as i didn't know which one to go for) but alwaysafter 30 or so seconds i get message on screen Aborted by user exiting or something like this. nowwhen i plug in my dreambox all i have is the green light on the front, ablack screen on tv (no nothing comes up) and the box is not responding to remote controll.
I hopesomeone out there can help me. Can't ask my friend who gave me box as he moved away a while ago and lost contact with him.

(16-March-2010 19:25)
A little update, downloaded orig firmwareof dream website and used dreamup1.3.3.4 seems to be doing the trick so far

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17-March-2010, 15:50

Alright , next time when you have "Skin" issue and dream stock at boot and you want to recover the default skin back you have to edit: var/tuxbox/config/enigma/config at the bottom of that file you find something similar to: "use skin=/var/config/enigma/skin"
delete everything after the equal "=" mark , and make sure next time to use the proper Enigma1 skins

now i dont exactly know what could solve that problem but try to recover the skin otherwise you have to flash it up
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17-March-2010, 17:07

you need to use a different version of dreamup to flash the box using r232 and null. i had a problem too with dreamup saying (flash aborted by user ) try dreamup ,you may need to try a few versions before it works . i had to try about 5 versions before it worked .
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