CDI-550 NVRAM problem.

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CDI-550 NVRAM problem.

Post by cdoty » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:18 pm

Is there a way to reset the NVRAM in the CD-I 550? It keeps coming up and saying that memory is full, and I need to delete some titles, (it only shows 8%). But, there are no titles displayed.

Could it be a bad battery?

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Post by omegalfa » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:56 pm

Well, about a bad batery problem, I don't think so...
But to reset your player, the way I see is to open your player, remove the lithium batery, wait some minutes, and place the lithium batery again in the place.
Then turn your player on and see if a reset have been done.
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Post by cdifan » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:01 am

You could also use "cdilink -dir /nvr" to see if there are any hidden files in the NVRAM and remove them with "cdilink -del /nvr/filename". But you need a nullmodem cable then, of course.

You could also write a small machine-language program to zap the memory at 320000 to 327FFF, that's where the NVRAM lives on the 450, and download and run that using "cdlink -n -a 8000 -d yourfile -x" (note that only even or odd bytes are in use, I don't remember which). Actually, just the first byte alone would be enough...

And, finally, you could zap it directly using "cdilink -n -a 320000 -d somefile"; this will probably crash the player but it WILL zap your NVRAM.

More then enough options, I'd say, no need to screwdrivers...

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False alarm.

Post by cdoty » Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:57 am

All it took was charging up the battery, I guess. I left it on for 4 or 5 hours, and it worked after that.

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Re: False alarm.

Post by johnny » Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:38 pm

[quote="cdoty"]All it took was charging up the battery, I guess. I left it on for 4 or 5 hours, and it worked after that.[/quote]

i have the same problem, the player ( a philips 470 cdi player) , when he starts up , he said, memory full delete some titles, but i can't and the counter said 6%. not full!!!!!. how can i reset the memory, i can't find a battery so i don't know what to do. we can help me???

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Post by Bas » Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:22 pm

johnny,
have you read this

There's no need in asking the same thing in different topics.

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