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Best Answer pianojunky , 04 July 2014 - 02:04 PM

Okay, I am back in business. Was able to update through the iPhone. Then I encountered a whole new problem...

 

The Amplifi would show up on the iPhone and iPad as 'Amplifi 75' (I have a 150), it would stay connected for about 2 seconds and then the connection was lost, it did this with both the iPhone and iPad. After messing with the bluetooth setting for about 20 minutes, I decided to restore the Amplifi to factory settings by holding down the Volume and Tone buttons. This did the trick, I was able to connect through bluetooth to the iPad, and it finally showed up in the app as 'Amplifi 150' I hope the future updates aren't this big of a pain!

 

A side note... restoring the Amplifi to factory settings didn't seem do much more than resetting the bluetooth and putting the factory tones back in the presets. The Amplifi still had the updated firmware on it. 

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#1 pianojunky

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

Was updating the firmware last night when my iPad suddenly crashed, went to the boot screen with the apple logo and restarted. Since then my amplifi has been a complete brick. When I turn it on all 4 tone lights flash continuously. If I try to restore the amp to factory settings, the lights all light up solid. I can't use anything, Bluetooth won't work, volume knob won't work, guitar won't work. Anyone have any suggestions?! Desperate here because I am supposed to record all day tomorrow.
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#2 mjc02865

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

There's got to be a way to restore it to it's factory default condition... Try all combinations of holding the switch buttons down while turning the powere on... and don't forget the volume knob is a push switch too. For example: Try holding down the tone, the tap, and volume knob all at once then turn the power on -- make sure you hold them down for a good long time after switching on. If that does't work try combinations of two switch buttons at a time. If that doesn't then one at a time, etc. There's got to be a way to rest it.
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:22 PM

Found this on Google for Line 6's Spider amp (but nothing for the AMPLIFi)...


Question: How do you factory reset an original Line 6 Spider Amp?

Answer: Hold down the A (or clean) button as you turn on the power and hold the button for 5-8 seconds.
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 01:26 PM

I have tried all combination of buttons on start up and nothing has worked, I either get all the tone lights flashing or all the tone lights solid. I did, however, finally get the bluetooth button to work. The amplifi will not connect to the iPad, but I did get it to connect to my iPhone, trying the update over again through my iPhone. Keeping my fingers crossed that it works!!


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:04 PM   Best Answer

Okay, I am back in business. Was able to update through the iPhone. Then I encountered a whole new problem...

 

The Amplifi would show up on the iPhone and iPad as 'Amplifi 75' (I have a 150), it would stay connected for about 2 seconds and then the connection was lost, it did this with both the iPhone and iPad. After messing with the bluetooth setting for about 20 minutes, I decided to restore the Amplifi to factory settings by holding down the Volume and Tone buttons. This did the trick, I was able to connect through bluetooth to the iPad, and it finally showed up in the app as 'Amplifi 150' I hope the future updates aren't this big of a pain!

 

A side note... restoring the Amplifi to factory settings didn't seem do much more than resetting the bluetooth and putting the factory tones back in the presets. The Amplifi still had the updated firmware on it. 


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#6 olivierm49

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

Hello!
I have exactly the same problem!
Any help?
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#7 yosto

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:49 AM

What should I do if are all the buttons (ABCD)on FX100 flashing and multieffect is not working?


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#8 paradigmmatrix

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:15 PM

You gotta be kidding me - just bought the 75 Amplifi and the flash update took 4 hours over phone. Now I have 3 updates to choose from - do I need to install in order? Ver 1.00 / 1.00.5 / 1.01 (I would think that the 1.01 would be the choice) The latest release shows 1.01 (Installed) but when I activate the APP it says I have to update (i thought I did that as it says installed??) before I can use it. I click on the version 1.01 and it looks like it's gonna take hours to install? Is there anyone else in this mess? Come on LIne6 - make it right for us who love the products but are not loving the lack of support!


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#9 Triryche

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

The updates are not cumulative, so choose the most recent update.

 

It should not take 4hrs, typically 30 to 45 minutes.

 

It is preferred to use a WiFi connection, not the cellular.


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#10 Bsquirrel

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:28 PM

I got the same Issue I turn it on the thing is Bricked with 4 flashing lights I get the message That I have to update everytime I try to use it. I go to settings where the updates and I cant choose one BECAUSE ITS ALREADY UPDATED. I mess around Factory reset it same thing, If I mess with it might turn on might not.


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#11 Triryche

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:36 PM

I would contact support via phone or ticket.

 

And possibly open a new thread, because the OP marked this solved, it will not get manner more views.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:29 PM

Hi,

I got the same Issue; I turn it on the thing is Bricked with 4 flashing lights, after I lost the WI-FI connection from my iPad. I tried different things like turning power on/off, doing a factory reset (Hold the "tone" and the "volume" buttons down simultaneously while doing a power on), but to no avail.

I finally solved the issue by downgrading the firmware on my amplifi to the previous version (1.00.5) - Since I was not able to perform a new installation of the  1.01 firmware from my iPad. The downgrade worked, and THEN I was able to upgrade to the 1.01 firmware afterwards. The amplifier works OK now, but it now seems to think it is an Amplifi 75. It turms up as "Amplifi 75" on my iPad although it is in fact a 150..... Strange..????


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