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Unbrick ATV520E ... go for the unbrick?

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ntheman    0

I have a solid red light on my ATV520E ... spent hours on finding a way to unbrick it, no success.

I was able to find a company in Brampton that is willing to unbrick it for $60. Based on the fact that I paid $99 for the box it doesn't make sense to go for it. Would like to buy a new one but I can see everywhere problems and issues with all the myGica boxes.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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wjw    9

Based on the fact that the 520 is discontinued, and that if you look around you can buy a 582 for $100 on sale, it's not worth spending an extra 60 bucks to possibly get it fixed. My recommendation would be to look in the 520 forum and try one of the unbricking methods there. I think Justin had a SD card update that quite possibly unbricks it.

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Justin    155

Unbricking can only really be done by a few methods.

Shorting out the pins while using a boot card. This can take time and patience to get going.

Or soldering out one of the chips on the main board with a new one.

We have bootcards that we try and use without shorting out the pins but it does not have a good success rate

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I have a solid red light on my ATV520E ... spent hours on finding a way to unbrick it, no success.

I was able to find a company in Brampton that is willing to unbrick it for $60. Based on the fact that I paid $99 for the box it doesn't make sense to go for it. Would like to buy a new one but I can see everywhere problems and issues with all the myGica boxes.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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