Author Topic: DS2072A - full 300Mhz all options upgrade plus bricking & unbricking  (Read 2945 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mosaic

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 130
Yes..the title says it all.  :o

Anyhow, I thought I'd make a new post cuz there's a 'gotcha' with the new DS2072A , HW 2.0 , FW 3.0 SP1 which I just got 2 days ago, brand new.

Ok....the full options upgrade doesn't brick the unit. So don't worry...the recent FW upgrade did. This one....not that it's bad or anything.
http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/1579/p/p-001a/t/page/fm/0

I'm telling this backwards to answer the most pressing matter first....bricking |O.The DS2072A responded to my inserting a 4MB flash with  the latest FW by a pop up - 'New FW detected' ; Install?
You get a soft button  OK/cancel option. Well, I chose 'OK' (smart scope, I thought) .....a progress bar pops up and after about 75% (3mins) it gets stuck :wtf:. 1 hour later it's still stuck. By this time I have discovered this instruction document on the same page of the FW, duh... ::)
http://beyondmeasure.rigoltech.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/1579/p/p-001a/t/page/fm/0

Ok, I bite the bullet and reboot...naturally bricked at the RIGOL splash screen.

Unbricking:
Follow the instructions in the FW PDF....they work. Unbricked in 3 mins. 8)

Also..all prior 'upgrades' still in place.....on to that..


To summarize the simplest upgrade path:
1)  Post #3668 here:
http://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/sniffing-the-rigol's-internal-i2c-bus/3660/
   execute the instructions to get the 'scope binary dump, USB conn. works fine. U should run the 'Rigol USB.exe' utility with admin privileges to make the binary file:ds2072a.bin
2) DL the  rigup 0.4 file from this post.
3) Copy the binary file (ds2072a.bin) into the folder u extract the rigup.exe and open a DOS window there to execute this cmd:  rigup ds2072a ds2072a.bin
4) Now u have your option keys, note the black pic attached.
5) Execute the Rigol Ultra Sigma utility....(should be on your Scope CD or get it from Rigol's site)
http://www.rigol.com/download/China/DG/PC_SW/Ultra%20Sigma(PC)Installer.rar

6) Note the pic with the Ultra Sigma instructions to update the 'scope.
When entering your key...leave out the NS8H: and all the dashes in between the 4 sets of 7 alpha numerics. You get  one continuous 28 char. entry.

Execute Send  and you're done....scope does  a quick progress bar and auto reset.
Thanks to all those who made this possible, you rock! :box:

PS:This 2072A came with FULL 300Mhz probes, RP3300A , 10X units. Quite the value from Rigol!










« Last Edit: October 18, 2015, 04:38:19 PM by Mosaic »
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf