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Posted: 03 August 2012 at 12:34pm | IP Logged Quote Beau

I have a BBSB controller that has been working for ages but
another one came up on eBay and was just toooooo much of a
bargain to miss, it was listed as a V2 but I don't know how
to check. To be honest I have not even powered it up yet
but for £14 it made sense to have a spare.It has the blue
case with a barcode reading *000xxx*

Edited by Homer to remove the specific serial number.

Edited by Homer on 03 August 2012 at 2:03pm
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Well done on a bargain !

IIRC if it has six digits, then it is a V2 rather than a V1 which had many more digits for its serial number.

To find out which firmware it has, you will need the BBS Viewer. You start the BBS viewer logging on a computer on the same network, and then power cycle the V2 controller. As it starts up, you will see the firmware version number scroll down in the BBS viewer.

HTH,

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Posted: 03 August 2012 at 8:55pm | IP Logged Quote Rob Iles

It's also worth noting that you *really*
want "V2.9", not 2.AnythingElse! Builds
prior to 2.9 had various issues; 2.9 is
the "stable release".

Should you find it's earlier than 2.9,
don't worry, I can
nge.asp">upgrade it (see bottom of page).


HTH,

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Posted: 04 August 2012 at 6:25am | IP Logged Quote Beau

Thanks guys, I will hook it up over the weekend and see.
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Good luck
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Posted: 05 August 2012 at 11:34am | IP Logged Quote Beau

Just tested and it is working fine, as predicted it is an
earlier firmware V2.7. What issues does that firmware
suffer from?
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I don't remember any documentation for the changes, but the updates included the ability for the V2 to remember whether it was connected to Harmony or the online service after being power cycled. Without that it will revert to the online server every time it is turned on.

IIRC 2.8 and 2.9 are both user upgrades, so you may be OK to do it yourself. If you don't think you can do it, then I'm sure Rob will do it for you.

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Posted: 05 August 2012 at 1:45pm | IP Logged Quote Beau

I like upgrading firmware, especially the look on users
face’s when you explain that it could “kill” the piece of
kit. Happy to have a go myself if the firmware is
available, I had a search and the only source was the BBSB
forum which is now closed . Any help on the firmware
and how to update it would be gratefully received. I nearly
bought another controller that came up on eBay, it sold for
£10 with delivery, are people parting with them because of
the imminent closure of the online service? Might be a good
time to try and promote the benefits of Harmony!      
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Posted: 06 August 2012 at 12:25am | IP Logged Quote Rob Iles

Hi,



Issues prior to 2.9 include randomly dropping connections, problems with certain makes/models of router, and as Tim says, non-persisting settings after a reboot.

Unfortunately, 2.7 & 2.8 are not end user upgradable - this was introduced in 2.9. As such, youc'll need to send it back to me. I'll flash a bootloader on to it, and install 2.9 (see previous link for where to order upgrade)

Sorry it's not the news you wanted!

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Beg to differ Rob 
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Posted: 01 May 2013 at 6:12pm | IP Logged Quote Rob Iles

Do I need to add the caveat "unless you have a hardware
programme"? Or have I missed something else? ;-)

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