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My GeosatPro Micro HD has died. I've tried several power cycles with no effect. When powered-up,the Power LED is green, screen black. After several seconds, the PowerLED flashes red, then back to green. A few seconds after that the opening splash screen appears, then a window showing the current satellite, than back to a black screen. The total time an image shows on the screen is probably about 3 seconds. Just before all this started (i.e. while the receiver was still working properly), I changed the output to receiver output to 1080P (4K TV). I would change it back to 720P, but no idea how to do that in its current condition. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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That is symptomatic of a shorted LNB or coax. Try disconnecting the coax and see if it boots normally.
 

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That is symptomatic of a shorted LNB or coax. Try disconnecting the coax and see if it boots normally.
That's the first thing I thought of, but no shorts found. IN addition, the time to complete a cycle was the same with and without the LNB attached, I had tried a firmware update from satellite and I think that Is what went wrong. I think I am stuck in a "boot loop'. Now the question ism how do I get a new firmware load when I can't control it? I have a Mac so the update app doesn't do me much good.
 

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I don't have a computer with Windows XP or 7 running here anymore, or I would be glad to fix it for you for free.
Perhaps someone here has a machine setup still running an older OS that can help you out.
 
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Where are you from Transco? Maybe there is someone close by that could help you out...
 

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Ke4est, what if you fired up virtual box with windows 7? I would say I would fix but I already know the microhd would sit on my desk for months :( so I don't want to offer. Maybe Eugene at satav would fix for free.
 

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I don't have a computer with Windows XP or 7 running here anymore, or I would be glad to fix it for you for free.
Perhaps someone here has a machine setup still running an older OS that can help you out.

No XP or 7 box??? Jeez, you can't be a "geek" then?? I've got seven desktops with XP and three of those also have Win 7 on them. And I also have two laptops with 7 on them and two with Win 10. All of them are multi-boot systems and they also have Linux on'em. :wink Yeah, I used to run a computer repair service so I collected some junk during that time. :wink You NEVER outgrow your need for................STUFF!

OK so when I bought my first Micro HD, that was back when the boot loop problems had first shown up so I ordered the cable just in case. To date (knock on wood) neither of the two I own have done this so I've never had to use that cable but if no one else will attempt fix his Micro HD, then I'll give it a shot if KE4ST will give me his phone number in case I run into a problem.

How about it Michael?
 
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Sounds good. It has been awhile, but I think I can refresh myself to walk you though it........
Speaking though of old machines. I have a stack of laptops here, and wouldn't you know it I DO, have one with XP on it.
Now if I can just find which parts drawer I stuck my recovery cable in. I could do it here as well.

So this gives the OP two options.
 
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BTW I have an out building full of old electronics and computers, etc, etc. I just want to guarantee anything out there. Some has not been fired up in 10 or more years. :)
 
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I just put hands on my cable, still in the original shipping envelope and believe it or not, I had forgotten but I also made a copy of the instructions complete with a picture of how to connect it so if you can't find yours, lemmie know and I'll loan you mine.
 
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