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Hi

I have tried to update my DT25 to the ver 2 firmware.

Before this the amp worked perfectly well.

 

The update failed - Error 8000000A, which seems not uncommon judging by the forum and other places.

The current firmware (as detailed on L6 Monkey) is now "This item is installed but its version cannot be determined".

 

The amp now does not work. Can turn it on, and most of the lights are on, but cannot select channel A or B (light indicating B is lit), cannot select I, II, III or IV (none are lit), Pentode and Triode are both lit, Low Volume is lit regardless of where the switch is set and cannot select Class A/B or Class A (neither are lit).

 

I have logged and updated a ticket with Line 6 but so far to no avail - the suggestions have made no difference (probably all detailed somewhere on this forum previously from what I've seen).

The three day turn around is frustrating to say the least, with "fixes" that don't work.

 

I have tried to update with both Mac using the M Audio Uno (purchased on L6 recommendation to sort this problem), and on good spec modern W10 PC using the same interface plus my L6 Pod 500X and my Steinberg UR242 interfaces. Have tried with the amp in normal and safe modes.

As some on the forum have said they had the same problem, but some seem to have made it work after many attempts, I have tried MANY times so far.

 

None of these things made any difference and I currently have a "brick " of an amp.

 

Does anyone have any other suggestions please?

Thank you :-)

 

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Have you tried turning off security settings on your computer, Flash update the amp,

then turn the computer security back on to what you had it at.

 

Undefined error and not a MIDI time out,... might be a memory thing, buffer loading rate or something.

 

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17 minutes ago, psarkissian said:

Have you tried turning off security settings on your computer, Flash update the amp,

then turn the computer security back on to what you had it at.

 

Undefined error and not a MIDI time out,... might be a memory thing, buffer loading rate or something.

 

Hi.

Thank you for this.

Have just tried your suggestion.

Made no difference :-(

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Did you try powering it up in Safe Mode? Hold the channel select switch down to 'Channel B' and power on the DT amplifier while holding this switch down. Let go of the switch after 10 seconds or so, then re-start Line 6 Monkey and follow the steps above to update/re-install the flash memory.                    

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8 minutes ago, phil_m said:

Did you try powering it up in Safe Mode? Hold the channel select switch down to 'Channel B' and power on the DT amplifier while holding this switch down. Let go of the switch after 10 seconds or so, then re-start Line 6 Monkey and follow the steps above to update/re-install the flash memory.                    

Hi Phil

 

Thank you for this.

Yes, tried with amp in safe mode too.

Made no difference.

 

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Yes, very good question that hasn't been asked yet. Very good.

 

Also make certain any USB Hubs are disconnected, go direct.

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I guess you tried this - From the manual:

 

DT Amplifier Factory Reset

 

As mentioned in the above sections, when customizing any settings via MIDI, your changes remain “saved” internally on the DT amplifier. This includes changes made to the preamp and power amp per Voicing switch value, Reverb and more. To return all settings back their factory default state, you’ll need to perform a “Reset” of the DT amp. To perform the Reset, start with the DT amplifier powered “Off,” then simultaneously hold the Voicing toggle switch DOWN and the Pentode/Triode toggle switch UP while powering the amp “On.” Continue to hold these toggle switches in this position until you see the Voicing “I” indicator light up (this takes about 15 seconds). The DT factory default settings are then fully restored and your DT amp is ready to play.

 

https://line6.com/media/dt50/DT_MIDIGuide_v2_0_RevA_English.pdf

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10 hours ago, csakibela74 said:

Hi, during the update, was the stby on the amp switched to "on"? 

Hi. 

Tried it both ways. 

Same result. 

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6 hours ago, PDKTDK said:

I guess you tried this - From the manual:

 

DT Amplifier Factory Reset

 

As mentioned in the above sections, when customizing any settings via MIDI, your changes remain “saved” internally on the DT amplifier. This includes changes made to the preamp and power amp per Voicing switch value, Reverb and more. To return all settings back their factory default state, you’ll need to perform a “Reset” of the DT amp. To perform the Reset, start with the DT amplifier powered “Off,” then simultaneously hold the Voicing toggle switch DOWN and the Pentode/Triode toggle switch UP while powering the amp “On.” Continue to hold these toggle switches in this position until you see the Voicing “I” indicator light up (this takes about 15 seconds). The DT factory default settings are then fully restored and your DT amp is ready to play.

 

https://line6.com/media/dt50/DT_MIDIGuide_v2_0_RevA_English.pdf

Hi PDKTDK

 

Thanks for this. 

Yes, tried it. Many times. 

Did nothing.

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9 hours ago, psarkissian said:

Yes, very good question that hasn't been asked yet. Very good.

 

Also make certain any USB Hubs are disconnected, go direct.

Hi psarkissian

 

Thanks for this. 

Tried various USB sockets on the PC. 

Some are USB 2 and some 3. 

Made no difference. 

There are no external hubs attached to the computer. 

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Thanks for all these suggestions.

 

Although unlikely, I’m wondering if possibly the inability for Monkey to ascertain the installed firmware type is the problem causing no progress on installing the latest version??

Even if it is, can’t find a way to reinstall it. 

It seemingly isn’t available on the L6 website anyway. 

 

Very baffled and frustrated. 

This is currently an expensive ornament. 

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2 hours ago, PDKTDK said:

1. Did you try re-installing the M Audio driver?

 

https://m-audio.com/support/download/drivers/midisport-windows-driver-v6.1.2

 

2. try a different computer?

 

 At that point I would take it in to a service center. 

Hi PDKTDK

 

Thanks for the reply. 

Yes, installed the driver as the MAudio midi connection was purchased new for this problem as advised by L6 and it was reinstalled just in case. 

Didn’t make any difference. 

I also tried different midi interfaces with the same result - one of them the HD500X. 

 

Have also tried Mac and Windows PC. 

Same result. 

 

This does seem to be a problem others have had on the forum.

 

The nearest service centre to me is about 160 miles away and obviously being without the amp would be inconvenient. The amp was perfectly OK before the attempt at updating. I feel a bit aggrieved that I’m now likely to incur expense and inconvenience because of what looks like a software problem. 

 

I have 10 line 6 items registered so I have invested quite a bit of cash with them. I’m hoping they can sort before I have to resort to sending it off. 

Was thinking of buying another DT25 amps to run stereo but I think that’s looking like a no now after this problem. 

 

Can’t say that I’m looking forward to updating my Helix floor and Native !

 

Thanks again.

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"The nearest service centre to me is about 160 miles away"--- E&M Electronics in Milton Keynes? If it's still

under warranty, that would be the place to go. Good advice here, gone through it all. Sounds like it needs servicing

at an authorized service centre.

 

Is Mark Wright Music in Northampton closer to you? He was my opposite number at Line 6 in Rugby when we had a

location there. Might want to ring him up.

 

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41 minutes ago, psarkissian said:

"The nearest service centre to me is about 160 miles away"--- E&M Electronics in Milton Keynes? If it's still

under warranty, that would be the place to go. Good advice here, gone through it all. Sounds like it needs servicing

at an authorized service centre.

 

Is Mark Wright Music in Northampton closer to you? He was my opposite number at Line 6 in Rugby when we had a

location there. Might want to ring him up.

 

Hi psarkissian

 

I'm in Lancashire so both quite a way away.

The amp is no longer under warranty.

It has had very light home use only though.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

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Had the amp four years,... when was the last time the valves (tubes) were replaced?

I ask, because if the valves (tubes) are getting spent, they can pull down volts to other circuits and create a host of glitches.

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2 minutes ago, psarkissian said:

Had the amp four years,... when was the last time the valves (tubes) were replaced?

I ask, because if the valves (tubes) are getting spent, they can pull down volts to other circuits and create a host of glitches.

Hi psarkissian

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

The valves have never been replaced.

The amp has hardly been used even though I've had it from new for a while (June 2015).

I don't play in a band or gig. Just very light occasional home use.

I use mainly DAW and Helix Native and prior to Native, other computer based amp sims, so hardly use it.

 

I'd be amazed if they were spent.

 

 

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They will more than likely need replacing just the same. As good as the seals are, the gas will

eventually seep out, weakness in the elements creep in.

 

Even the 1924 Theremin I saw at the Mechanical Music Instrument Museum in Brentford had been

sitting around for years, they still had to change out the valves and condensers before they powered

that one up again.

 

Seen valves (tubes) last for five years, maybe twice, in all of my decades of doing this. Play it safe, when

having it service, change out the valves,... and use the specified ones (see the list below).

 

 

Tubes choices to use for the DT Series,...

 

DT-50 Series:

12AX7EH Electro-Harmonix approved for the DT50 pre-amps.

EL34EH Electro-Harmonix (matched pairs) for the power amps.

 

DT-25 Series:

12AX7B China for pre-amps.

EL84EH Electro-Harmonix (matched pairs) for the power amps.

 

Power amp tube choices are crucial, and must be properly biased by a tech or Line 6 authorized service center who knows the product.

Don't do this yourself, the shock hazard is too great,... and it hurts when you get electric shock. Leave it to a tech trained who is for this.

 

These valve amps are particular about tubes and tube brands. Do Not use substitutes, No Mesa, Groove Tube, Tung-Sol or JJ substitutes. No hot rodding of an already Bogner hot rod.   (I see way too many fail because of this).

 

 

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10 minutes ago, psarkissian said:

They will more than likely need replacing just the same. As good as the seals are, the gas will

eventually seep out, weakness in the elements creep in.

 

Even the 1924 Theremin I saw at the Mechanical Music Instrument Museum in Brentford had been

sitting around for years, they still had to change out the valves and condensers before they powered

that one up again.

 

Seen valves (tubes) last for five years, maybe twice, in all of my decades of doing this. Play it safe, when

having it service, change out the valves,... and use the specified ones (see the list below).

 

 

Tubes choices to use for the DT Series,...

 

DT-50 Series:

12AX7EH Electro-Harmonix approved for the DT50 pre-amps.

EL34EH Electro-Harmonix (matched pairs) for the power amps.

 

DT-25 Series:

12AX7B China for pre-amps.

EL84EH Electro-Harmonix (matched pairs) for the power amps.

 

Power amp tube choices are crucial, and must be properly biased by a tech or Line 6 authorized service center who knows the product.

Don't do this yourself, the shock hazard is too great,... and it hurts when you get electric shock. Leave it to a tech trained who is for this.

 

These valve amps are particular about tubes and tube brands. Do Not use substitutes, No Mesa, Groove Tube, Tung-Sol or JJ substitutes. No hot rodding of an already Bogner hot rod.   (I see way too many fail because of this).

 

 

Thanks again psarkissian

I didn’t know that about tubes.

 

Your responses much appreciated. 

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On 8/8/2019 at 9:03 PM, psarkissian said:

They will more than likely need replacing just the same. As good as the seals are, the gas will

eventually seep out, weakness in the elements creep in.

 

Even the 1924 Theremin I saw at the Mechanical Music Instrument Museum in Brentford had been

sitting around for years, they still had to change out the valves and condensers before they powered

that one up again.

 

Seen valves (tubes) last for five years, maybe twice, in all of my decades of doing this. Play it safe, when

having it service, change out the valves,... and use the specified ones (see the list below).

 

 

Tubes choices to use for the DT Series,...

 

DT-50 Series:

12AX7EH Electro-Harmonix approved for the DT50 pre-amps.

EL34EH Electro-Harmonix (matched pairs) for the power amps.

 

DT-25 Series:

12AX7B China for pre-amps.

EL84EH Electro-Harmonix (matched pairs) for the power amps.

 

Power amp tube choices are crucial, and must be properly biased by a tech or Line 6 authorized service center who knows the product.

Don't do this yourself, the shock hazard is too great,... and it hurts when you get electric shock. Leave it to a tech trained who is for this.

 

These valve amps are particular about tubes and tube brands. Do Not use substitutes, No Mesa, Groove Tube, Tung-Sol or JJ substitutes. No hot rodding of an already Bogner hot rod.   (I see way too many fail because of this).

 

 

Thanks again psarkissian

I didn’t know that about tubes.

 

Your responses much appreciated. 

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Yeah,... senn tubes last five years, seen some last two weeks. Most last 18 to 20 months depending

on how much they are used and how hard you drive them.

 

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