Fixing The Black-Screen Boot-Up Problem.
Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:08 AM
1] Copy the firmware 2.0 update to your SD card, as if you had an old firmware version and you were updating it to the 2.0 version. All this does is stabilizes the unit and keeps the screen lit-up allowing you to enter test-mode.
[Download can be found here
2a] Pop your SD card back into your computer, delete the 2.0 update, and copy testmode onto your SD card. [A guide to using testmode can be found here
2b] Copy a back up copy of myflashdisk to that same sd card. NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT VERSION OF THE FILES. (i.e., if you have a F90BT...only the F90BT files will work, F900BT on the F900BT, and the F700BT on the F700BT. That was my problem on getting mine fixed)
--F90BT Back-up files can be found here
--F900BT [anyone have a link to these files???]
--F700BT [anyone have a link to these files???]
3a] Now that you have your appropriate back-up files and the testmode files on your sd card, put the sd card in your AVIC, and start your car. Go into testmode like you always have, and first and for most...make sure ALL the back-up files are on your SD card. [I take no responsibility if they are not and your mess your unit up]
3b] Open "myflashdisk" inside the file explorer on your AVIC, click Edit>Options, and uncheck all 3 of those boxes allowing all files to be seen. Hit ok. No Click Edit>Select All, then click File>Delete. Click "yes to all" if it pops up, and allow it to delete all files. This can take a few minutes. After this is finished, ensure there is no files left in "myflashdisk". If there is, delete them one by one til they are all gone.
4] Go back a screen, and open your SD card. Move the "Testmode" and the "MiTACAP" folders out of the way by click and dragging them, and select all the other files. Click Edit>Copy. Go back, and open "myflashdisk" once again. Click Edit>Paste. Allow all those files to copy over, which can take 10+ minutes.
5] Once that is done copying over, Ensure there is the same amount of files/folders in "myflashdrive", as there is on your sd card [there should be 2 additional folders on your sd card, those are your testmode folders]. close File explorer just to ensure all is done.
6] Turn your car off, remove the sd card, start the car back up. Your AVIC should boot-up like the day you had it installed. You will loose your contacts, saved info, and all that...but you have a working $600-1000 radio again.
If you have any questions, problems, comments, whatever...post and I will see what I can do.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:48 PM
Just got off the phone with pioneer who told me that this problem occurs because the unit is bypassed, which it is. They said it would have to be wired correctly to fix the issue. I refuse to accept that. I was able to fix my unit myself. It would show the splash screen for about 10 seconds then go to a black screen. After the black screen was up for about 45 seconds i would have to press the map button and then the screen would show. Not the end of the world but annoying none the less.
It turns out the problem is in the backup camera setting (i have no backup camera connected). Go into settings>system settings>backup camera
both buttons will appear unselected. push the off button, back out of the settings screen, and try turning the car on and off. Unit should reboot normally.
This worked for me hope it works for you too.
Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:02 AM
Do you have the backup wire connected?
i have no backup camera connected.
3.01 "test" version
soft and hard mod
2006 Dodge Charger RT
Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:34 PM
What I did, worked for me. Mines fixed, so I'm glad.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:54 PM
Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:21 AM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:04 AM
I had the reboot issue mentioned above on my f90 and everything is working fine now.
For those having problems getting into testmode because your unit keeps rebooting before recognizing the SD card:
I pressed the RESET and eject buttind at the same time, then let go of the reset and keep holding eject for a few more seconds. You will notice that the led's start to "breathe". I guess that's some type of safemode reboot? Not really sure what it is or where I read to do it, but it works and allows the unit to reboot for testmode access.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:17 PM
Does anyone know how to back up the system? How do I save the custom screen at start up?
Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:36 PM
Posted 18 May 2009 - 04:07 AM
but im not sure what the file structure is, there dosnt seem to be as many files from when i saw the original set of files before it broke
any help will be great or any ideas
Posted 18 May 2009 - 03:38 PM
Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:10 PM
the screen registers the presses and changes the images as if they have been touched but dosnt bring up the next page, ie if i press the av button on the main menu it dosnt bring up the page to select what AV i want and that is the same on all the buttons im not sure what controls this any help would be great
Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:11 AM
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