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Re: Smart Card security
You can remove rtc battery and wipe all passwords.(rtc on motherboard)
theres software called spotmau power suite which u create a boot disk then put into cd and bootup and pc runs programs at startup.one program wipes all passwords.another resets bios(and passwords)
if you want a copy let me know and I'll mail it u.
you could try booting from xp disk and before format delete partition create new partition then format.if system doesnt allow this.boot with a win 95/98 disk and choose start with cd support and choose fdisk.dont know how or no luck?get back to me for precedure.
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The "smart card" file you are trying to download to the hard drive...
has to be in a format that the OS/Operating System (Windows/MAC
or Linux) which "controls" the hard drive must be able to read! Some
or these "smart cards" have the data/files (encrypted) to prevent any
copying or security/privacy issues. Does the smart card work or
Hi, Mary with Dish Network Customer Service. The smart card in our receivers, is what allows authorization to the programming subscribed to on your account. They all come with built in smart cards and if they have to be updated beyond that, you will need to get a removable smart card. They look like a credit card and slide into the left front door of the receiver box. Your only other option is to exchange the box itself to one that has an updated smart card. If I can be of further assistance, please just let me know.
Pull the smart card out of the unit and turn the unit off. then turn it back on and replace the card. this should reset the unit. It will take a minut or so for the unit to read the card and aquire a sat signal. If this does not work, simply call Dish network and they can walk you through any other options.
Every couple of years we update our smart cards for our receivers for security purposes and enhancements. If a receiver has not been used within that period of time, when you try to connect the receiver you will get that message stating the smart card needs to be updated. You can call 1-800-333-3474 to order a new smart card. I hope this helps.
It really doesn;t matter which one you choose as long as it works. One is no more "Secure" than the other.
PCMCIA cards are great, So are Express cards. But as said whatever works. Just make sure it has relevent current approved drivers etc. ya be good to go.
The solution is usually a simple one and that has been suggested already but I will ask you to try one thing first. Remove the new smartcard and do not put one in. If the receiver still displays a picture and yoou can get to menu 611 run a check switch. After this is performed cancel out of the screens and re insert the new smartcard. Once the system comes back up perform the same steps as you did before with the smart card removed. If this fails you can try the solution they offered which was to update the sofware. There is no reason your software should be outdated if you were using this receiver before the new smartcard but try anyway as it may SOMEHOW work. Using the remote turn the receiver itself off. Allow the receiver sometime to turn itself back on-this could take awhile so plan this when you leave for work or are going to be gone from the house for sometime so you do not get bored waiting for this to occur. If the receiver has not turned back on in 45 minutes or more then the receiver will either need replacing -which i suggest- or they will try to send you a new smartcard if you talk to Cust service. Tell them you want a service call to fix the receiver. While you have them on the phone verify your receiver number and the new smartcard number which is on the back of the card and ask them to send a hit to the receiver. If the receiver has not been associated with the new smartcard or if the smartcard was not loaded with all of your programmming this should fix the issue. Thanks for using Fix Ya.