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Spider V20 Ruined by Firmware Update?

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Hi, all,

 

I heard buzz about the new Mk II firmware update for older Spider V models and thought I'd give it a chance with my Spider V 20.

 

I couldn't find any downloads for this firmware update under the Spider V 20 category, which should have discouraged me from proceeding. However, a different thread showed the firmware update listed under the Spider V 240HC. Assuming the download listings were just quirky, I decided to download that update and install it via the Line 6 Updater. I had to manually select the file for the updater to install it.

 

The updater didn't complain, just installed the firmware and restarted my amp. However, the update seems to have broken my amp--when I turn it on, it crackles a few times, and all three FX buttons are orange. Neither my Spider V Remote nor my Line 6 Updater software will recognize that the amp is plugged into my machine.

 

I have tried two methods of factory resetting that I could find online:

1. Hold down all three FX button and press Save.

2. Hold down FX2 and FX3 and press Save.

 

Neither method worked.

 

Have I bricked my amp? If not, is there some info about resetting it that I'm missing?

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The 2.0 update doesn't apply to the Spider V 20. I'm not sure if there's a way to force the V20 into Update Mode. I would think you could reflash it with the 1.00 firmware to get it back up and running. If you're not having any luck, try opening a support ticket. They should be able to help you. Most likely it's not really bricked.

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Vinbryant,

 

Hold FX1 and FX3 while powering amp on. Lights should flash then go out. Do not click SAVE button. The lights may stay off, but go ahead and hook up a usb cable to amp and CPU. Open line 6 updater. Updater "should" recognize the amp now. Run firmware V1.00 install. Should be back in business after the install is complete. 

 

**Let me know if the above procedure doesn't work. There is one more trick if updater doesn't recognize the amp.

 

Thanks,

 

-DFBF

 

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