DM8000HD help needed

imaswine

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I have just dusted down my DM8000HD receiver after a few years to experiment with newer images especially the iptv function and now I seem to have bricked it.
I had the Opendroid firmware installed from around 2016 but when connecting via web browser to reprogram a different image the facility to flash wasn't available, just an interface to download opendroid ipks etc.
I did a factory reset which has resulted in a bootloop and now I cannot connect at all although I can get to the 'stop' function by holding down the relevant button.
Is there anyway to recover the receiver or is it a bin job? Any help appreciated but I am trying to borrow a laptop with a serial port which is a scarcity nowadays.
 

Ferret

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When you get the stop on the front screen does it display an IP address and are you connected via ethernet cable you can not reflash via wifi.
 

imaswine

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It displays DCHP not an ip address, I do know what ip address that I originally put in. I have tried connecting using a usb/serial adaptor and I have tried using a direct connection from laptop via ethernet cable but all failed.
I also found a usb stick which came with the receiver from new which I thought was a recovery stick but just contained 3 empty folders so I am completely at a loss now.
 

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You need to connect a ethernet cable between the 8000 and a router the router will then give it an IP.
 

imaswine

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Thanks for the info, my router is at the opposite end of the house to the receiver so will have to move things around.
I will try later tonight and let you know.
Once again many thanks.
 

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Thanks for the info, my router is at the opposite end of the house to the receiver so will have to move things around.
I will try later tonight and let you know.
Once again many thanks.

It will work so dont worry.
 

toysoft

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You can also use Japharflasher with a RS232 cable to restore.

DM boxes arenot breakable, always possible to recover (so definitely never bin a DM box),

TS
 

imaswine

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Thanks for all the info it's much appreciated, I have fixed it eventually but the only software that would connect to the receiver is Optiflasher. I will try again this evening to see if anything else will connect now the receiver has been recovered.
 

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I rescued an old laptop running windows xp from my local recycling site and under xp everything works once more, even one of my old usb/serial adapters will connect. Best £5 I have spent for a long while, time to have some fun again.
Under win 10 LTSC, even though the receiver is now up and running, Optiflasher is still the only software that will connect. I have even tried all types of compatibility mode back to xp sp2 to no avail. That's progress for you.
 
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