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Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:10:10 pm »
Combing pastebin.com reveals interesting things sometimes. Like these sources useful in lost Lecroy scope option keys recovery process: https://pastebin.com/tALEEWDZ

Edit: Too shy thread name. This is Lecroy hacking thread actually. The sources are tested to work for fw versions prior to 8.xxx.
Python 2.7.x, PyCrypto
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 12:49:46 pm »
Any more details on usage?
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 08:27:19 am »

indeed... relatively cryptic...  probably the typical "it was hard to write, it should be hard to read" syndrome...   ;-)
No, more seriously, seems quite well-written, if you download all pieces, it's pretty self-explanatory...

I'm pretty sure this will make some people in the forum veeeeeerrryyyy happy, and others (including some outside the forum...) veeeeerrrryyyyyy angry !!!    >:D


 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 10:34:07 am »
Remembering Tek’s reaction against similar things I didn’t wanted to make too much noise this time.
Short instructions:
- install Python 2.7.x from python.org
- install VC for Python from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44266
- install PyCrypto ("pip install pycrypto" in console. Or use any available installer)
- copy all pieces from pastebin to files naming them according to paste names and putting to respective folders
- use gen/validate/list scripts. The optional cfg file some scripts asking for is X-STREAM options.cfg. Either get it from scope or from firmware package. This file contains option bits to names mapping.
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 03:11:32 pm »
stupid me: I was saving the files with the 'raw' name, instead of using the 'download' option!  :palm:
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2017, 06:50:15 am »
OK.   So I managed to get everything installed, and downloaded the files.    I have the following:

- gen.py.py
- lec_crypto.py.py
- lec_db.py.py
- lec_key.py.py
- list.py.py
- validate.py.py

I do have C:\Python27 in my path and I've copied all these files to a single directory.

Upon running "python list.py.py" at the command prompt, I'm returned with the following error "ImportError: No module named lec.db"

I did use the "Download" option, however I suspect many of these files should be placed in various different locations.   Any clues on these locations?
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 09:20:38 am »
Read the filenames on Pastebin more closely. For example, the file you called lec_db.py.py is called lec/db.py according to Pastebin. Try creating a directory 'lec' and moving the file there with the correct name. Same for the other files. If it still does not work, try creating an empty file called '__init__.py' inside the lec directory.
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2017, 04:32:50 am »
That did it!    I renamed files accordingly, and no dice.    Adding the __init__.py blank file into the lec directory made it work.

More so, I had upgraded my firmware to v8.1.0.1 some time ago and the list.py does not work with the new options file.   However, I did a search on the scope for an older rev options.cfg file and found it.    Use that instead and generation worked like a champ.   

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2017, 07:10:11 am »
How did you get options.cfg off the scope?
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2017, 07:20:57 am »
I have a WaveRunner 104Mxi-A, which is a Windows XP scope.   The file is actually called "X-STREAM options.cfg", so I looked for "options.cfg" using the windows xp search tool.   

I found "X-STREAM options.cfg" in two places.   One dated from 2010 (the original one) and one dated from 2016 (the regenerated one when I updated the Firmware file).

Once you find the file, copy it to a USB stick with windows file explorer.
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2017, 12:13:08 am »
My WaveSurfer 3000 is also a Windows scope but does't seem to have a windows desktop accessible.  (It runs WinCE, so no, no desktop.) The firmware updates come in a flash container (.FLA) that is executed by Adobe Flash Lite, which I'm not familiar enough with to know how it's used to package firmware and hence how to unpack it...

Edit: on close inspection it's not FLA, they just use that extension.  It's a custom container that starts with two 16-byte 0 padded text strings identifying LeCroy and the release, and then what I assume to be compressed data.  Not sure why they call it FLA but I assume maybe they have some SWF associated with that extension.  I'll take a look and see if anything in it looks like gzip/lz/zip/stuffit...
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2017, 09:01:09 am »
hmmm.   Can't say I'm familiar with the Windows CE scopes; however, I do notice that there's a menu bar on the top.    With the Windows XP scopes, you can select File->Exit and that will close the Lecroy scope application revealing the windows desktop.    If that works for you, then you may be able to poke around a little further.   My options.cfg file was found in C:\Program Files\Lecroy.
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2017, 07:49:42 am »
this works with options DB from software version up to 7.9.x.x, anything after that won't work...
options generation scheme remained unchanged, but the encryption of the database with all possible options has changed from version 8 onwards... thus all options that appeared after the release of the very first 8.x.x.x version are unknown...   :-//
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2017, 07:52:47 am »
and about the DB, get a decent package manager / unpacker and find the file directly in the installer package if you can't manage to get it from your scope... but be careful not to use options that are unknown to your current software version...
The options DB file is the same, whatever the platform... get a Windows (x86 or x64) installer for simplicity, even if you're using a WS3000 (for example)
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2017, 03:59:32 am »
For WaveRunner LTxxx / WavePro 9xx
https://pastebin.com/GijjVqbQ
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2017, 09:48:35 am »
I can't seem to manage to locate any pre-8 installer.  All I could find is a 7.2 installer, but that predates my scope and doesn't have those options in it.  If anyone should happen to have one for say 7.9...
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2018, 04:32:13 pm »
For WaveRunner LTxxx / WavePro 9xx
https://pastebin.com/GijjVqbQ

Has anyone successfully used this? Because I can't get it to work. I got the python files setup under Linux. Gen.py tells me it expects some arguments, <ScopeID> (self-explanatory), <flags> (this one isn't), and <mask> (is this the option code, ie WP02?). And what are list.py and validate.py for?

Of course it's great that these files exist but whoever wrote it could have put a bit more information as to how to use them into the files.

Would be great if anyone could give me a hand here...
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2018, 08:25:35 am »
Example:
From xemax’s pastebin:
00-00000008   DDM      Disk Drive Measurements
00 is "flags", 00000008 is "mask"
It is possible to combine multiple options with the same flag value to a single key: just OR their masks. So entire xemax’s list can be packed into two keys:
flags 00, mask ffffffff
flags 01, mask 7f

List is for generating the flags-mask list from options.cfg. Validate is for decoding an existing key back to InstrumentID, flags, mask.

Edit: a bonus of using numbers instead of option names: you can generate something even if you don’t have the options mapping. I.e. flags 00 mask ffffffff seems to be a valid combination on all models.
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2018, 08:56:16 pm »
The people who have figured this out before you have kept this private.  As such, the mechanism did not change.  Now it surely will for new machines.  Thanks for ruining it for all.
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2018, 10:58:01 pm »
Example:
From xemax’s pastebin:
00-00000008   DDM      Disk Drive Measurements
00 is "flags", 00000008 is "mask"

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks a lot!

The people who have figured this out before you have kept this private.  As such, the mechanism did not change.  Now it surely will for new machines.  Thanks for ruining it for all.

Stop whining, it's not ruined for anyone. They can hardly change the key system retroactively for those old non-Windows scopes, and I doubt they care about scopes that had their last software update 15 years ago.

Besides, if you really think they don't know about this then you're deluding yourself. This discussion is one of the first results when googling for "lecroy hacking", so much for your effort of keeping this to yourself   :palm:.

Of course they will change the key system for new scopes at some point, and once these scopes get older and fall into the hands of hobby user they will get hacked, too. It's inevitable.
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2018, 09:08:01 am »
The people who have figured this out before you have kept this private.  As such, the mechanism did not change.  Now it surely will for new machines.  Thanks for ruining it for all.
What a pity :palm:
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2018, 01:23:12 pm »
The people who have figured this out before you have kept this private.  As such, the mechanism did not change.  Now it surely will for new machines.  Thanks for ruining it for all.

This is the most selfish and ridiculous comment I’ve read since quite a while here...  :palm:

numerous hacks were published on this forum, and many hobbyists took avantage of that... much more people can now enjoy getting more out of their h/w... but indeed, there’s a risk that YOU might loose the « exclusivity » and that the manufacturer will react (for some models, this btw occurred already BEFORE this was published !!)

Furthermore, some people had this knowledge indeed before this thread popped up, but in the very most cases, not because they worked hard to get to that info, but simply because they took advantage of some insider info that leaked quite a while ago... so, yes, indeed, we blew their little secret...
 
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2018, 12:14:33 am »
Seems to work fine.
Is there a way to undo this?

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2018, 12:23:49 am »
At least on the non-Windows scopes there doesn't appear to be a way to remove options - or if there is then I haven't found it.
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2018, 08:22:35 am »
Well, on the non-windows scopes (at least on the LT series) you can actually delete option keys easily via the maintenance menu:

MAINTENANCE MENU
- Exit any menu.
- Press and hold 3rd menu key AUTO SETUP being key 1)
- Press and hold 4th menu key, 3rd still held.
- Press and hold 5th menu key, 3rd and 4th still held.
- Release only 3rd menu key, leave 4th and 5th still held.
- Release all keys
- Press 6th menu key
- * Sometimes if you get the wrong sequence the scope will
  not react to the right one for some time, try
  bringing-up any menu then exiting. (i.e: "Timebase setup"
  key -> "Return" key and retry above 3,4,5 sequence.)


That menus has A LOT of functionality, be careful not to upset something badly...

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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2018, 06:15:28 pm »
Thanks, that did it!  :-+
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2018, 03:52:14 am »
 :-+
 

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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2018, 12:55:52 am »
btw, for Windows scopes, you can access the Service menu with code 9472... (and delete options from there...)
As said... be careful, you can screw up quite a few things from there...   >:D
 

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« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2018, 01:51:53 am »
btw, for Windows scopes, you can access the Service menu with code 9472... (and delete options from there...)
As said... be careful, you can screw up quite a few things from there...   >:D

Can you add them from the service manual as well?  ;)
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« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2018, 02:27:13 am »

obviously not...   8)
 
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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2018, 02:57:50 am »
Jay

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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2018, 04:17:05 am »

obviously not...   8)

Pity...

indeed...  ;-
but well... this is why this tool exists...  :-/O
 

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« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2018, 07:17:44 pm »
Does anyone know the option code for the Waverunner 2 sample memory configuration? I want to enable the full 8MB memory.
 

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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2018, 12:36:50 am »

WR2 had M and L memory options as far as I know... (VL was for WavePro's)

L option is 01-00000002
 

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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2018, 12:44:59 am »
Plus, the higher-end 374 and 584 had a 4MPts/ch option, whereas the other models could only get 2MPts/ch.
My guess is that the 4MPts option is the same as -VL, i.e. 01-00000004, but is likely not to work or even to cause trouble on non 374+ models.
 

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« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2018, 05:03:25 am »
Got a LT374M today, which has 1MB per channel. Made sure first that there was no option with sample memory definition, and then tried 01-00000002 for L and 01-00000004 for VL. No change in the reported memory size (still 1MB). VL gave me WPVL in the option list but that's it.

The sample memory codes for Waverunner must be completely different from the ones for the Wavepro. My LT374M had one option (MC01) and validate shows the option code is for MC01 only. That means with no option code which sets sample config the scope has M. Strange.
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2018, 08:11:11 am »
until now, sampling memory options have always been using the 0x01 flags... I don't believe WR2's are different... but maybe the WR2 had to be ordered with the required memory, I'm not 100% sure it was 'software' upgradeable back then... I think it was for the WP9xx, but that doesn't mean it was the same for the WR2...
 

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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2018, 04:32:26 pm »
As far as I know the Waverunner 2 comes with full sample memory,same as Wavepro. I looked into the service manual and did a search here (there is a member with a strange user name who seems to really know these scopes inside out and who seems to have provided most of the information about them, but it appears he has been banned?), and everything I found confirms that the sample memory size is software configurable as on the Wavepro.

I probably should try higher option code numbers, i.e 01-00000010, but to test them out like that will take forever.
 

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« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2018, 06:10:57 pm »
As far as I know the Waverunner 2 comes with full sample memory,same as Wavepro. I looked into the service manual and did a search here (there is a member with a strange user name who seems to really know these scopes inside out and who seems to have provided most of the information about them, but it appears he has been banned?), and everything I found confirms that the sample memory size is software configurable as on the Wavepro.

I probably should try higher option code numbers, i.e 01-00000010, but to test them out like that will take forever.
Yeah it sucks that Wuerstchenhund was banned as he had a hell of a lot of knowledge to offer this forum about high end scopes and LeCroy in particular. Last I heard he'd asked to beta test SDG6000X so hopefully he's had the opportunity to add his expertise into Siglent products.

Shame others here wouldn't just listen to what he had to say instead of taking it personally.  :-//
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2018, 12:21:48 am »
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Yeah it sucks that Wuerstchenhund was banned as he had a hell of a lot of knowledge to offer this forum about high end scopes and LeCroy in particular.

on the other hand, he probably wouldn't have been too happy with this thread... from what I saw, he was not too keen giving out any information around this 'touchy' subject...
 

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« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2018, 06:23:19 pm »
Yes, Wurstunhund was that guy's name. I guess there's probably a good reason why he's been banned, couldn't find anything wrong with the messages he posted, though, and I like how he explained things in a way which even I understand (some topics I found are still way above my level). I did learn a lot about lecroy scopes.

Anyways, I'll probably try some higher numbered codes in 01-. Or can this damage my scope? I don't wanna brick it!
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2018, 05:43:23 am »

I don't think there's any logic to prevent tampering (with option keys) in the PowerPC firmware (but I might be wrong...). Situation is different for Windows, although no one could ever say under what conditions something bad would happen... 

To me, the only other option you can try is 01-00000008 (XL), but I just saw an LT584L popping up on Ebay (it has a 'LT584L' label above the display)... and I've never seen Lecroy giving specific model names for 'options' that could be field-enabled (i.e. by key), unless otherwise proven, I'm still not convinced that all memory upgrades are possible via key on the WR2...

 

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« Reply #42 on: June 24, 2018, 01:33:17 pm »
Don't think memory upgrades were ever sold as field upgradeable for any of those scopes, including the Wavepro.  I believe they had to go back to lecroy where the front sticker was changed to reflect the new config.

 

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« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2018, 10:00:07 am »
FYI
Lecroy has requested that this thread be removed.
I have told them no, as no Copyrighted material has been stored on this server.
Not a good look for Lecroy.
 
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« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2018, 09:28:22 pm »
And it only took them 9 months to find this thread  :-DD
 

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« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2018, 10:11:46 pm »
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Yes, Wurstunhund was that guy's name. I guess there's probably a good reason why he's been banned, couldn't find anything wrong with the messages he posted, though, and I like how he explained things in a way which even I understand (some topics I found are still way above my level). I did learn a lot about lecroy scopes.
He was a fantastic guy, helped me a lot with my LeCroys. Then a couple fanboys of other brands started intense arguments over nit-picking specs
that never ended ... Unfortunately, Mr Wurst wouldn't ignore them, and seems he paid the price. He's still out there somewhere :-)
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« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2018, 10:20:52 pm »
FYI
Lecroy has requested that this thread be removed.
I have told them no, as no Copyrighted material has been stored on this server.
Not a good look for Lecroy.
Not to mention people here are discussing ancient 10 years+ old scopes. Long out of active support.
If they wanted brand promotion, they should give for free unlock codes for old out of support scopes...
I don't see that making a dent in to their sales to their customer base...
 

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« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2018, 11:06:02 pm »
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... If they wanted brand promotion, they should give for free unlock codes for old out of support scopes... 
They did !? There is a LeCroy owners / users group in Yahoo groups. There are many posts on how to max out all the old LeCroys.
I've bought several kits (memory / PALs etc) from members there, often very cheap ie $15 for a complete maths set.
If you search "Wuerstchenhund Lecroy" there are still all the original helpful posts.
No idea why they're hassling EEVBlog now? It's all old news.
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« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2018, 12:09:11 am »
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Yes, Wurstunhund was that guy's name. I guess there's probably a good reason why he's been banned, couldn't find anything wrong with the messages he posted, though, and I like how he explained things in a way which even I understand (some topics I found are still way above my level). I did learn a lot about lecroy scopes.
He was a fantastic guy, helped me a lot with my LeCroys. Then a couple fanboys of other brands started intense arguments over nit-picking specs
that never ended ... Unfortunately, Mr Wurst wouldn't ignore them, and seems he paid the price. He's still out there somewhere :-)

I've seen a few of those threads, didn't look like anything more than (ok slighly heated) discussions on technical grounds. And this can get you banned????  :-//

Anyways, there seems to be a guy with a similar name on another forum, I'll see if it's him and if he is then he'll even might help me getting more memory out of my old scopes   ;)
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #49 on: June 27, 2018, 06:19:39 am »
Quote from: Mr Nutts
Yes, Wurstunhund was that guy's name. I guess there's probably a good reason why he's been banned, couldn't find anything wrong with the messages he posted, though, and I like how he explained things in a way which even I understand (some topics I found are still way above my level). I did learn a lot about lecroy scopes.
He was a fantastic guy, helped me a lot with my LeCroys. Then a couple fanboys of other brands started intense arguments over nit-picking specs
that never ended ... Unfortunately, Mr Wurst wouldn't ignore them, and seems he paid the price. He's still out there somewhere :-)

I've seen a few of those threads, didn't look like anything more than (ok slighly heated) discussions on technical grounds. And this can get you banned????  :-//

Anyways, there seems to be a guy with a similar name on another forum, I'll see if it's him and if he is then he'll even might help me getting more memory out of my old scopes   ;)
Would you mind popping a link to it up so those that need big W's advise can find him ?
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2018, 06:45:26 am »
FYI
Lecroy has requested that this thread be removed.
I have told them no, as no Copyrighted material has been stored on this server.
Not a good look for Lecroy.
Not to mention people here are discussing ancient 10 years+ old scopes. Long out of active support.
If they wanted brand promotion, they should give for free unlock codes for old out of support scopes...
I don't see that making a dent in to their sales to their customer base...

They do still very much sell the options for those who want/need it, though. Allowing customers to get options for "free" certainly does make some think twice whether they will ask Teledyne LeCroy for a quote or not.
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #51 on: June 27, 2018, 07:46:55 am »

FYI
Lecroy has requested that this thread be removed.
I have told them no, as no Copyrighted material has been stored on this server.
Not a good look for Lecroy.
Not to mention people here are discussing ancient 10 years+ old scopes. Long out of active support.
If they wanted brand promotion, they should give for free unlock codes for old out of support scopes...
I don't see that making a dent in to their sales to their customer base...

Up to some early 8.x version (and from PowerPC models...), the stuff this thread is about allows generating keys for almost ANY past and current models... so no wonder they’re somewhat pissed off... although people thinking of using rogue keys would typically not consider buying those a single second, so the ‘real’ loss should be fairly limited...
But Lecroy perfectly knew their license stuff was ‘getting old’, and they seriously changed it in newer software versions, so that should also make all this somewhat less critical...

Advanced hobbyists have always wanted to use real men’s gear, with all the options, and not a single brand (unless maybe the more ‘exotic’ ones, like R&S, exotic for scopes...) has been left unhacked, at least for the models that become ‘affordable’ for these ‘advanced’ hobbyists on the 2nd hand market... and that trend is not gonna stop anytime soon...  >:D

 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2018, 08:48:06 pm »
Would you mind popping a link to it up so those that need big W's advise can find him ?

https://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/blog/a-new-beginning.1137/

Hope this doesn't get me banned now  :scared:
 
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2018, 09:44:18 pm »
oooooo nice site ... just got a new member :-) thanks
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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2018, 04:38:36 pm »
Hi, my Lecroy 9450A which I believe is about 30 years old ( maybe more ) and I read that there is a gal options upgrade which supports, and allows FFT, something which I would like to do.  But it seems I cannot locate the file to program a gal at this point.

Supposedly this code and file it was given out by Lecroy years or decades ago, and the gal ends in the #02 for the FFT WP02 function.  Anyone know where it is at?  I believe my 866 programmer can make the proper gal part, if I can find both the gal part number and that old program file.  Can anyone locate that upgrade?

-thanks,

Steven
 

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Re: Lecroy options -=recovery=-
« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2018, 04:53:20 pm »
They're over at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LeCroy_Owners_Group/files/9410-20-30-50%20Series%20GAL%20Files/

But I'll attach them in case you don't have access.
 


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