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Viewsat Ultra USB port

When I insert Scandisk Cruzer Mini USB Drive in Viewsat Ultra

USB port , at first it saw the file and looked like it was trying to do

something. Then I noticed the light on my flash drive went out.

I tried shutting it off and on from the back , but nohing.

Can this USB port be fixed?

Truly C. Fuoco

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  • walldoe Dec 28, 2007

    When I insert the Flash Dive into the Viewsat Ultra USB port , it flashed USB INTIALIZED(I think). Then I went to Receiver Upgrade clicked on USB, selected the upgrade file, the information screen popped up that it was reading the file. The light on my flash drive stayed on and the receiver was locked up. It stayed that way for 2 hours, I tried shutting it off and on from the remote but nothing. Then I powered the receiver down by the shut off switch at the back. Now when i power the unit back on nothing happens. there is 3 dashs on the receiver display screen and the remote will not either turn unit on or off.

  • kimber42 Dec 28, 2007

    I was uploading usb and it froze turned off power and now nothing but 4 red dashes when viewstat was turned back on. Also the standby button and remote do nothing.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    Yes, When I attempt to load from my flash drive it locks up the USB port. Looks like the Viewsat cannot connect to the flash drive. It worked properly for months and then just quit. I now use the serial port to load the Viewsat. Works fine but is somewhat slow.

  • hlivas Jan 09, 2009

    well i go a new file for vs ultra i went to reicer upgrade usb and choose to install the the file it shut it self down and dosent wan to turn back up and on the little screen on the viewsat it has chracters that are weird



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Stay away from it is a SCAM

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I recently download a fix file now ultra viewstat won`t turn on again

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Not very trucking cool!

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Ultra could be clone.

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Donot put a scandisk in the USB slot thay do not work unless you reformat them first. They have a boot file on them that will not work with a lot of things including the Viewsat.


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  • famous007 Sep 12, 2008

    Sorry i forgot the instructions in case you needed them.

    How to load any USB file automatically when "booting up" your Ultra...

    A great new feature with the Ultra (since the 080404U file), is the ability to be able to load up a "boot" file from a USB stick.

    (A "boot" file simply means any file that you want the Ultra to load up when you turn it on from the back switch when there is a USB stick inserted).

    This should (hopefully) enable anybody to circumvent the hassles of having to connect their receiver to their computer with a cable and use a "Loader program" in order to simply load a file into their "frozen" (or otherwise "unresponsive") box.

    The basic procedure:

    1: Insert your USB stick into your computer and "open up" the files folder so that you can look at your various Ultra files on your USB stick.

    2: "Right click" on the file that you would like to be loaded onto your Ultra (it can be either a factory file or any other ultra "fix" file), and select Rename from the window that pops up.

    3: Rename that file to PFTAUSWR.PGM and make sure that it saves it properly. (You can do this by closing your USB window and then opening it back up to ensure that the new PFTAUSWR.PGM file name is still there).

    4: And, as always, before you remove any USB stick from your computer, click on the little Icon on your taskbar (at the lower right of your screen), and select "Safely Remove Hardware" before you remove your USB stick.

    5: Insert your USB stick into your Ultra (which is turned off by the back switch).

    6: Turn on your Ultra from the back and it will now automatically look for, and load, any file named PFTAUSWR.PGM.
    (The front display on the receiver will show "uSb", then "InSt", then "End").

    When your menu comes back you can confirm which file has now been loaded into the Ultra by using your remote to go to Menu>System Information>Receiver Information and check to see what file name is listed beside the Main S/W entry.

    It should show the original file name you had changed to PFTAUSWR.PGM on your USB stick!

    Now how cool is that?


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