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Denon s52 not working after firmware upgrade - Audio Players & Recorders

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    Same problem on two units!!!!, Any ideas

  • ismasl Apr 24, 2008

    try to upgrade the firmware and it crash half way, it was showing 3 min remaining for 7hours. i unplug it and it never work again. It is been repair now under warranty, they said that the firmware was corrupt. It look like is going to be a lot of time waiting for parts...

  • 7618 Aug 02, 2008

     my S52 hook up at 4/4 of update.
    Service manual offers special combinations of buttons to wake up after soft
    ware crash. But it doesn't help.

  • anjachristos Jan 04, 2009

    Got exactly the same problem. Tried to install the new firmware, it hooked at 4/4 and 3 min. remaining, unplugged, and now its dead.


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Ok, mine its been fixed, main board replaced because of corrupt software. But still unable to update.

The unit saids that there is an update avaliable, you try to update your unit and it seats forever trying to download DSP firmware 1/4... it does not go any further.

DENON... we pay a lot of money for this unit we deserve SUPORT... the manual is **** the web is even worst.

AVOID THIS DENON S52, it is not finish and it is been abandon by Denon

Posted on May 08, 2008

  • fredadele Nov 04, 2010

    Hi - how did you get a replacement main board ? be keen to get one for mine which is locked up too.



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Having the same problem with the locking up with load beep. This is my second unit, the display went on the first one. I have the latest firmware installed, which I guess is the problem with the locking. £500 notes for this and my £50 pure one sounds better.

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There is a problem with the latest firmware available for the S-52. The firmware upgrade process went fine, but after the upgrade, my brand new S-52 would lock up randomly. Admittedly, it locked up once over 3-4 hours, so it does take some time to see, however when it did there was a load beep coming out of the speakers. Not exactly what you want to wake up to when you're going to sleep with the radio on sleep timer. I returned the unit and got a second unit and this time ran it continuously before upgrading it. No lockups! However some Rhapsody features are not functional without the firmware update and the wireless connection is less stable. After convincing myself the hardware was good, I upgraded the second unit. Within 4 hours of playback, it locked up again with the beep. They have a deadlock in their software or a heat issue with the new software - either way, I'm going to have to return the second unit. I can't have a $700 radio that locks up periodically - especially when I'm trying to sleep.

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