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BOOTLOADER 1.20.37
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picotiller



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: BOOTLOADER 1.20.37 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

HI MYBE THISIS WRONG SECTION BUT I HAVE NEED TO HELP ABOUT BOOTLOADER 1.20.37 FOR MY ANDROMEDA A6 WERE I CAN FIND THIS FILE?
TANKS BEST REGARD
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CoolColJ



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Why do you need it for?

I have copes of the firmware, but not bootloader
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject: BOOTLOADER 1.20.37 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

because i have to try to load new user sound and now the display is frozen with " andromeda a6 "
if i will start with soft button 2 or 3 the machine will start normally
i have try to reinstall software 1.42 from official site and that's ok
boot loader is 1.20.37 and i see it on display but defect remain
i have try to reset sotf and hard but nothing to do
im afraid that bootloader is corrupted
i have founded the bootloader version 1.20.31 but i don't know if it work with firmware 1.42
please help me i know that boot loader can be saved on pc between midiox or similar program form andromeda in syx can you try?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: BOOTLOADER 1.20.37 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

picotiller wrote:
because i have to try to load new user sound and now the display is frozen with " andromeda a6 "
if i will start with soft button 2 or 3 the machine will start normally
i have try to reinstall software 1.42 from official site and that's ok
boot loader is 1.20.37 and i see it on display but defect remain
i have try to reset sotf and hard but nothing to do
im afraid that bootloader is corrupted
i have founded the bootloader version 1.20.31 but i don't know if it work with firmware 1.42
please help me i know that boot loader can be saved on pc between midiox or similar program form andromeda in syx can you try?


Actually, that sounds more like a corrupt patch? Try holding soft button 1 while powering up and see what happens. (This turns on the synth with the initialized patch loaded instead of what is stored on the card.)

I'm surprised that after a soft button 3 (reset user RAM) the synth wouldn't function normally, but probably the RAM reset doesn't affect the card data (never tried it...)
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Shreddie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

As I recall, the bootloader can't be updated by the user. It's an internal bit of software that can only be updated by sending the Andy back to Alesis and letting them re-flash the chips I think.

It's either a corrupted patch or dodgy firmware. If you want to update the firmware (OS v1.40.12), you can find it in the docs and downloads section on this page. The OS update instructions are on that page too.
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tmste



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:53 am    Post subject:  bootloader Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

"As I recall, the bootloader can't be updated by the user. It's an internal bit of software that can only be updated by sending the Andy back to Alesis and letting them re-flash the chips I think. "


Are you shure?
In the service manual talks about updating it via Sysex. there's a dedicated soft button on startup to do it..
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CoolColJ



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Can't see how the bootloader can be corrupt. If it was, your A6 wouldn't turn on at all. It's what boots up the firmware

Looks like a corrupt patch or maybe some of the cables aren't seated properly inside?
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Shreddie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: bootloader Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

tmste wrote:
"As I recall, the bootloader can't be updated by the user. It's an internal bit of software that can only be updated by sending the Andy back to Alesis and letting them re-flash the chips I think. "


Are you shure?
In the service manual talks about updating it via Sysex. there's a dedicated soft button on startup to do it..

I did say "I think" so no, I'm not 100% sure... But I do recall reading or hearing that it can't be user updated... Then again, I may be thinking of another of my synths.
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