cleverdicky Posted March 15 Report Share Posted March 15 Hi guys, looking for help on an old f60dab. Sorry it's a bit of a long post but here's what happened so far... I realise most users here have moved on, as I once did. I hope someone may be left who can throw some advice my way. But at the very least pls read this as a warning. After screwing up a good mates 8 year old f60dab by failed updating? I have gone through many of the old posts of days gone by to try and remember what to do. I also tried to download relevant files to assist but sadly nearly all links dead or fail to download. I keep trying. However with my mate screaming at me, I resorted to contacting pioneer service dept. and was sent to their UK service company Dtronix, Milton Keynes. A £39 assessment fee, plus my postage there and £18.00 back. Around £70 UKpounds in all. They do have a well organised booking system. After a few days they sent me a link to the description & quote for repair. (If you're considering this, sit down before reading!) For a 'liquid contaminated display' repair (buttons stopped working after the failed update) Reconnect internal ribbon cable, possibly me when I had to retrieve sd card behind screen. REPLACE s.o.c main board, as it fails to boot and is 'dead' £690.00 UKpounds + vat (tax) That's not a typo, SIX HUNDRED, NINETY UKPounds They did recommend it was not economical to repair - no sh1t !! I declined the work and had the unit returned. Now i don't know much about coding or hacking but I was an electronic technician in a research dept. of a local University for many years. So i stripped the unit down to asses the 'liquid contamination / damage' and see about repair. And as expected, not a damn thing wrong with any of it. Using a good microscope I examined every ribbon flex, pcb flex and connector. The touch screen, button flex and controller all perfect, if just a bit dusty. So I spoke to service dept again at Pioneer UK and mentioned my concern & findings. I also asked why they couldn't re-flash the main board or provide necessary files. They said they would look into it but just emailed me a copy of the D-tronix report. So a costly pointless waste of time. And confirmation if any needed, Pioneer UK don't care about customers or offer any support themselves. After that I personally wouldnt trust dtronix to re-string my washing line. Lazy money grabbing lying crooks ! In the meantime, I still have the unit 'bare'. There is no internal sdcard on this model and although buttons light up still they dont work, so no way to open display to insert a sdcard in the normal slot if needed. I have tried with usb stick in the usb ports using goldenapple.tst that had been uploaded by asd255 / spectrax -but no effect. But as this is a touch screen unit how can there be a button combination to press that there is with knob units? Not sure if correct, I tried several times to download platform x000 Avic Fx60 EU FW-115.zip by asd255 but these links are now several years old and don't work. So I just don't no what else to do now. But as this once great forum is still here, maybe one day someone will find this and offer suggestions. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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