09-28-2010 01:36 AM - edited 09-28-2010 01:37 AM
How did it go?
If 1.26 or 1.27 did not work either, try flashing US FW 1.45, 1.26, or 1.27 temporarily. Just by process of elimination, if you get one version working then hopefully Seagate support can compare the 2 FW versions (APAC 1.45 vs. one that works) and figure out the problem for you and others with APAC.
09-28-2010 09:21 PM
Cheers for the extra options.
1.26 downloaded okay, but then wouldn't open. said he file path was invalid. I tried downloading again and naming it diff but still no luck. the file size was only a couple of megs so that may have something to do with it.
1.27 i updated to the system, but still the same problem. made sure that i'd deleted the theatre folder, but still no good.
i looked at trying the US FW, but cd only see v1.55. i've read that once installed you can't revert to earlier versions, so i'm hesitant to try this, especially if it voids my ability to return the thing. any thoughts?
I also tried 1.45 EMEA, the eurasion version, but that kept resetting too.
i've sent he support guys another bump, but am becoming increasingly resigned.
anyhoo, still willing to try anything else which may work.
lemme know (even if your verdict is it's a dud
PS> do you know if ppl have any better luck withhe GOFLEX TV? i'll go scour the forums in a bit, but thought you may know off hand. ta.
09-28-2010 10:47 PM
Here are the links for US FWs
Do not install FW 1.55, you can't go back from that.
09-29-2010 01:12 AM
The 1.26 APAC FW should be 37.5MB, if it was only a couple of megs then there is a problem. I did try to download myself, and it download without a problem & opened
What browser are you using? Try clearing your history, before downloading, some times this will solve certain download problems.
Also, here is the 1.45 APAC FW, if the 1.26 won't download correctly, try to download this and see if it does the same thing.
09-29-2010 06:06 AM
tried all of those and still no luck.
figure me and the FAT* just weren't meant to be so i returned it this arvo.
ah well, might check back in in a years tie and see if any new products have come along.
thanks for your help.
09-30-2010 05:07 AM - last edited on 09-30-2010 07:16 AM by AlanM
So i decided to give Seagate one more try.
Bought the GoFlex TV
and heck if it doesn't have exactly the same problem. i gues they do run the same firmware, but honestly. what.
Didn't even take he plastic wrap off. back in the box it goes.
i'ma gonna go research WD again and see if they're worth a punt.
(Edited: Please do not evade the profanity filter.)
09-30-2010 06:09 AM - edited 09-30-2010 06:11 AM
I'm bettin' that hard drive is the problem not the FAT+ or the Go Flex TV. The drive may be just fine but there might be a problem on the board in the Go Drive case. I just had a go drive 320gb that could only be seen on WindowZ 7 machine. But even on the W-7 box the drive was flakey. My XP machine would not find it. Took the drive out of the go case and connected it to an external USB drive case and it's working great on both machines. Funny thing was, the FAT+ didn't have a problem with it. Go figure. Pun intended