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    Hey guys i have had my v2 for some time but have yet to be able to black box flash with it. Yesterday i installed the july,20 beta release and now i cant black box read either. I think ive read every post in the forum in the last couple days trying to figure it out haha. Ive tried unistalling and doing a clean reinstall, formatting my flash memory, sd card and config sys but still get the error messazge regardless. i can retrieve dtcs but cant bbr. Also when i format my flash memory the progress bar doesnt move across the screen like when i format the sd card. Im using the most current software, firmware and bootblock available. Tried reading a 99+ ls1, e38, lbz and no luck. if anyone knows what im doing wrong please let me know

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    Hi jc, welcome to the forum.

    I notified Tech Support.

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    There is a hidden mode that will test the internal flash memory. I don't have access to a FlashScan V2 right now but when I get back to the office (in about an hour) I will post the steps required for you to do the test. If that test fails then the flash memory chip in FlashScan is faulty and will need to be replaced.

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    Ok thanks. I really appreciate the quick response guys

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    Also if i do have a problem with the internal flash memory would i still be able to pass thru read and write?

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    Select: F4 Options -> F4: Self Tests -> F4. The last F4 menu option is not displayed, just press F4 it anyway.
    You will see a screen stating that for the ALD, VPW and CAN tests a 2nd FlashScan must be connected, press Ok.
    Then you will see a screen full of test options.

    Press 2 to "quick" test the flash EEPROM.
    Press Ctrl+2 to fully test the flash EEPROM.

    (Note: the 2 is the number 2 key, i.e. the Ok key, not the F2 key)

    It will take about 10 minutes to completely test it. If it fails then you'll need to return your FlashScan for repair.

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    I performed both the quick test and the full test and it shows ok beside rom. thats a good thing i take it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennett_c View Post
    Also if i do have a problem with the internal flash memory would i still be able to pass thru read and write?
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennett_c View Post
    I performed both the quick test and the full test and it shows ok beside rom. thats a good thing i take it??
    That tells us that the flash chip is working correctly. But it still leaves a question as to why you can't format the flash memory.
    I recommend returning it for repair because I can;'t think of any reason why the flash memory format would hang.

    Just to confirm, you've got boot block 2.03.06 and firmware 2.06.35 in your FlashScan?

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    Ya its got me baffled and yes i got that boot block and firmware. i can pass thru just fine

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