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Offline cw_cdz

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Rigol DS1104Z Plus unlock?
« on: July 08, 2017, 04:26:09 PM »
I've been scanning through the forumn and having a hard time locating if this is still a thing? I found this site: and I am running firmware 00.04.04.SP1. I have not yet tried entering a code (seems there coudl be a lockout) and I'm unsure if I really NEED to update the firmware on this model. Most of the models I seem to have found "hacks" for are for the 1054Z upt to the 1104Z. Any info would be much appreciated.

Offline CharlieWorton

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Re: Rigol DS1104Z Plus unlock?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 06:35:17 PM »
Not sure which scope you have.  The link you provided will - I believe - unlock the embedded features in a Rigol 1054Z scope and effectively turn it into an 1104Z.  But firmware updates - as opposed to the above hack, which is not a firmware update - are obtained from the Rigol website.  Rigol generally ships their scopes with the latest version of the firmware, so unless you've had your scope for a while you probably don't need to update it (although it never hurts to check).

The link you provided will only interact with a Rigol 1054Z scope.  If you have a different scope, then the link would not be applicable to you.


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Re: Rigol DS1104Z Plus unlock?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 03:54:32 AM »
CharlieWorton is close, but not quite correct. The key generator you linked to will work nicely with all DS1000Z series scopes (i.e. DS1054Z, DS1074Z, DS1104Z). For these, this simple hack certainly is "still a thing".

However, the DS1000Z Plus series is a close relative of the MSO1000Z series. And for those scopes, the simple key generator hack has never worked. There is a significantly more complex approach which achieves the same for these scopes. Some threads on this forum discuss this -- not sure whether these are the latest and simplest instructions:'s-internal-i2c-bus/msg569236/#msg569236

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Re: Rigol DS1104Z Plus unlock?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 09:27:02 PM »
Not sure which scope you have.

The clue is in the title: "DS1104Z Plus"  :popcorn:


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