smart card not inserted correctly -
6th January 2002, 01:30 AM
I know, there have been numerous threads on this subject, but I have not seen this particular problem yet. I have programmed numerous AVR's and have a great deal of experience in this field. I programmed a camless AVR for a 2700 receiver, worked fine. Programmed another AVR, "smart card not..., tried different AVR, smart card not..., tried different AVR, "smart card not..., tried a different AVR, "smart card not..., so i'm starting to think it's not really the AVR's problem now. Inserted Virgin card, which should give me preview channels, nope, "smart card not.... Okay, now I know, the card slot in the receiver is fried, replaced it, tried virgin card again, guess what? "smart card not...
I have had this problem before, what i did is short the atmel chip connect a wire(telephone) 1pin to the 20th pin put in back into your reciever, leave it in and watcg TV, as it still is working for mine. (with the wire still connected)
Thanks satFTA, I checked voltages and they seem to be inconsistent with other receivers. I'll assume that the problem lies somewhere there. Is there an easy fix, or a common problem that occurs in this area?
I'm having the same problem with my 2700. I have had success with the following process:
1) Pull AVR out of IRD without powering it off.
2) Use Funprom (or something else of your choice) and erase the chip.
3) Do a full write (I'm using eepedit modified with MCG307) with latest keys.
4) Insert AVR back into IRD while it is still powered on.
I sometimes have to do this a few times. It is very frustrating, but I eventually get it to work. I have noticed that if I don't get the "not inserted..." message after a few seconds, then it will work as normal.
Also, I noticed that if I pull the AVR and re-insert it a few times I will eventually get the " smart card not authorised for this receiver..." message. After I pull the AVR and do a read with eepedit, I notice that the IRD has re-written the AVR with bogus info.
If I perfect/refine this procedure in the days to come, I will post my results here.
This is driving me crazy!!!!!! I now have 2 receivers that are doing the same thing, "smart card not inserted correctly". Once again, it is NOT a problem with the AVR, it works fine in other receivers, plus, even with a virgin card, it still says the same thing. Has no one else ever come accross this? I know problem sounds common, but this situation is not like any I have read before.
mine do this all the time....nothing wrong with avr...when you get this message pull AVR out partially untill screen says insert card..
keep waiting and screen will turn to system screen...at this point shove AVR back in...usually works on first try,sometimes it takes 2 times....