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Firmware update problems

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I have just tried updating my hornby elite firmware from version1.0 to 1.3. The procedure went as the instructions on the hornby website said but when i restarted the elite it still showed version 1.0. I tried the procedure again but my computer would not recognise the elite as new hardware so i could not proceed. I transferred the update file to another computer and the update seemed to go ok again but the elite was still on version 1.0. I have emailed hornby but still await a reply. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also is the update vital as i am prepared to carry on with version 1.0 if it only alters a few minor points of the elite.
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QUOTE (wiggy25 @ 10 Jun 2008, 16:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Vesion 1.2 has NMRA approval so I would install it if I were you, it does fix alot of the issues with the functions working correctly for each control knob. with some other fixes as well.

V1.3 adds a user selectable 'classic' mode which enables the Elite to work with the older original Hornby decoder, I wouldn't use that decoder anyway, and just leave the Elite in standard mode.

The newer Hornby decoder should now be fine though as they've now updated it at long last!

When updating make sure you select the correct com port that the Elite is connected to, also I've read it sometmes makes a difference if you connect it through a USB hub, so try and go directly into the PC's USB port and see if that will work.

If it still doesn't work send it back to Hornby who will update it for you, I believe you may need to be running windows XP as well, not sure if Hornby have done the latest drivers for Vista.


***Software is better now but Elite still unfortunately seems to have some issues:

I just had a customer come in with an Elite V1.3 and when trying to use it with a popular brand of US locomotove the loco jackrabbits and runs roughly all the time whereas it runs smooth as silk with the NCE powerCab!

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