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    All a little bit confusing this! I am trying to update to the v8 software as it has been indicated this should be done even when using V7 software
    I am currently running V7 software 7.5.7 build 211
    Downloaded V8 software 8.2.1build 203.
    Pluged in the V2 clicked "Check firmware" a message come up saying "no device connected" and it was connected so before even trying to work out how to upgrading the firmware and bootlock I have come to a halt.
    can anyone help with what I am doing wrong?
    Thanks in advance

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    If your firmware version is 2.07.xx do this:

    With V2 connected to PC:
    - start V8 EFILive Explorer (EE), goto firmware tab, and update both bootblock and firmware; exit EE.
    - start V8 Scan&Tune (S&T), goto BBx, edit the config for your PCM (if not already done), do Program All; exit S&T.

    What firmware version does your V2 have...?

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    Thank you for the prompt response.
    My V2 firmware version is 2.4.65
    "edit the config for your PCM (if not already done)," is there a link any where that explains how to do this?

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    Since you have firmware prior to 2.4.72, please carefully read and fully understand this document: Upgrading FlashScan.pdf

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    Thanks for that link, after reading the instructions to upgrade it is obvious that it would be very easy to get into trouble.
    I have four questions.
    (1) It has been indicated this should be done even when using V7 software what is the disadvantage if I do not upgrade?
    (2) In the worst case scenario if the upgrade goes wrong can the V2 be recovered?
    (3) If it can be recovered what would the approximate cost be?
    (4) Does EFI live have a customer service facility to do this upgrade and if so what would the cost be?

    Thanks for you help

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    (1) yes, correct; newer V7 software (corrected and enhanced) talks with newer V2 firmware; you would otherwise only be able run older V7 software.

    (2) yes it can (it may have to be sent away to be fixed); but, just don't let it go wrong.

    (3) I'm not sure.

    (4) I'm not sure.


    Where are you geographically located...?

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    Your steps would be this:

    backup your older V7 files located under My Documents\EFILive\V7.5;

    then manually download/install the newer V7 and V8 software;

    then after rereading the Upgrading FlashScan pdf document do this:
    A: perform step A;
    reboot V2 and perform the license upgrade;
    D: perform step D;

    for step A, page 4 shows how to flash firmware 2.04.72, page 5 shows how to upgrade the bootblock to 2.05.08, page 7 shows how to flash in the new firmware 2.05.21;

    then, page 8 shows how to do the license upgrade;

    for step D, page 6 shows how to flash bootblock 2.07.04, page 7 shows how to flash firmware 2.07.35.


    ( then, after doing all the above, here is the link on how to configure BBx for your PCM: Setting-up-a-FSV2-from-scratch )
    Last edited by joecar; January 16th, 2013 at 04:11 AM.

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    Here is a related thread: Updating-V2-firmware-bootblock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yortt View Post
    (3) If it can be recovered what would the approximate cost be?
    No charge, but you would need to pay shipping to/from EFILive in New Zealand.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yortt View Post
    (4) Does EFI live have a customer service facility to do this upgrade and if so what would the cost be?
    No charge, but you would need to pay shipping to/from EFILive in New Zealand.


    Shipping via FedEx overnight costs around $50-$80.
    Shipping via USPS (can take up to two weeks each way) costs around $10-$15.

    Regards
    Paul
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    Joecar and Blacky thank you for the high level of support for this issue, a credit to the EFI Live product.
    I now have a better understanding of what is required and if something goes wrong I am not totally lost.
    joecar I am located in Sydney.
    Thanks again
    John

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