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  • M4-ATX Software? Does it work?

    I have my carputer completely hooked up and my PSU is recognized by windows, but when i run the M4 software it displays NO information.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
    Never accept STOCK equipment.

  • #2
    havnt even unwrapped mine from almost 2 years ago.... but im definately going to pay attention to this thread!
    98 Chevy Astro AWD

    1969 Cadillac Deville

    2009 HHR LS.... DEAD PROJECT!!

    '97 Seville STS - SOLD ~_~

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    • #4
      Working perfectly under XP, Vista and Carpc running Win7 64bit.
      Palm sized ainol MiniPC, 8" Transreflective PRO, Win10, Reverse camera, Dual 10HZ GPS RX's for Speed Display & Sat Nav, FM-DAB & Phone Modules, iDrive interface. T-Screen HVAC control, custom microcontrollers, microcode and FE.

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      • #5
        Hmm

        How do you update the firmware?
        Never accept STOCK equipment.

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        • #7
          Should I be worried about this? I purchased mine 3/07/11?

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          • #8
            Mine works, just connect the USB header cable correctly and use the software.
            2011 Nissan Frontier SL
            AMD X3 2.2 | M4-ATX | 16Gb SSD | 2GB DDR3-1333 | MSI GF615M-P33 MB
            OBDPROS USB | BU-303 GPS l LILLIPUT TS | Car2PC adapter | XM Direct | USB Dual band N with custom mag-mount antenna.

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            • #9
              I have the usb cable connected and am getting the voltage and temp information from the m4 so the connection is good.

              I have been trying to update the Thump setting from 3000ms to 45000ms. I click send and nothing happens. I believe its supposed to show some message that its worked?

              When I next fire up the car the amp comes on after 3 secs. But when I run the M4 software again it says the setting is 45000ms.

              I am using the thump pin that is inside the plug with the usb and mb on/off pins. Should I use the other header (J8)?

              The software says I am running firmware 2.1

              Anyone know whats going on?

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              • #10
                I've got the same questions. Have they updated the firmware on the new versions? I would like to get one of these, but don't want to have problems running my amp and ignition signals like others have complained about.

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by timmay33 View Post
                  I have the usb cable connected and am getting the voltage and temp information from the m4 so the connection is good.

                  I have been trying to update the Thump setting from 3000ms to 45000ms. I click send and nothing happens. I believe its supposed to show some message that its worked?

                  When I next fire up the car the amp comes on after 3 secs. But when I run the M4 software again it says the setting is 45000ms.

                  I am using the thump pin that is inside the plug with the usb and mb on/off pins. Should I use the other header (J8)?

                  The software says I am running firmware 2.1

                  Anyone know whats going on?
                  I have the same problem with my M4. I sent e-mails to Mini-Box and finally received a reply. I've posted my e-mail and their reply below. and if I've done it right the new firmware should also be attached. I haven't used the new firmware because I found ways around the problem before they responded, but the M4 working correctly would definitely have been best.

                  Good Luck,
                  Ron

                  (e-mail from Mini-box 5/18/2011)
                  Dear Sir,

                  Thank you for contacting us and your interest in our products! We are sorry for the late reply. Have you tested another timing mode and see if you can change the thump timeout? Can you please reset the power supply? Just in case, i have attached the latest firmware for the M4-ATX power supply. Looking forward for your reply.

                  On Thu, 28 Apr 2011, xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
                  > Hello, I've been using an M4-ATX for over a year and have always had a
                  > problem with the timing of the anti-thump feature. I sent an e-mail
                  > last year but never received a response. I'm hoping you may have a solution now.
                  >
                  > The problem is, I'm not able to change the timing for the thump timeout.
                  > When the ignition is turned on the anti-thump signal is sent at 3
                  > seconds, then the PC is turned on at 5 seconds and I get a loud thump
                  > through the amplifier. The configuration software appears to be
                  > working because the values I enter for the delay stay in its
                  > configuration even after shutdown and I can also see the voltage and
                  > temperature readings in real-time. I've tried numerous values for the delay without any effect on the actual timing.
                  > I've also tried setting the value and then removing power without any
                  > success. I have the 2.1 version of the firmware. Is there anything I
                  > can do to make the anti-thump delay change?
                  >
                  > Thanks
                  Attached Files

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by RonsRed88 View Post
                    I have the same problem with my M4. I sent e-mails to Mini-Box and finally received a reply. I've posted my e-mail and their reply below. and if I've done it right the new firmware should also be attached. I haven't used the new firmware because I found ways around the problem before they responded, but the M4 working correctly would definitely have been best.

                    Good Luck,
                    Ron

                    (e-mail from Mini-box 5/18/2011)
                    Dear Sir,

                    Thank you for contacting us and your interest in our products! We are sorry for the late reply. Have you tested another timing mode and see if you can change the thump timeout? Can you please reset the power supply? Just in case, i have attached the latest firmware for the M4-ATX power supply. Looking forward for your reply.

                    On Thu, 28 Apr 2011, xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
                    > Hello, I've been using an M4-ATX for over a year and have always had a
                    > problem with the timing of the anti-thump feature. I sent an e-mail
                    > last year but never received a response. I'm hoping you may have a solution now.
                    >
                    > The problem is, I'm not able to change the timing for the thump timeout.
                    > When the ignition is turned on the anti-thump signal is sent at 3
                    > seconds, then the PC is turned on at 5 seconds and I get a loud thump
                    > through the amplifier. The configuration software appears to be
                    > working because the values I enter for the delay stay in its
                    > configuration even after shutdown and I can also see the voltage and
                    > temperature readings in real-time. I've tried numerous values for the delay without any effect on the actual timing.
                    > I've also tried setting the value and then removing power without any
                    > success. I have the 2.1 version of the firmware. Is there anything I
                    > can do to make the anti-thump delay change?
                    >
                    > Thanks

                    sorry to bring this up again, but have they ever told you HOW to upgrade the firmware???
                    I'm still having some trouble with the anti-thump function and I'd like to at least try upgrading the firmware..

                    send them an e-mail but don't expect a quick responce.

                    thanks!

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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by sanscorp View Post
                      sorry to bring this up again, but have they ever told you HOW to upgrade the firmware???
                      I'm still having some trouble with the anti-thump function and I'd like to at least try upgrading the firmware..

                      send them an e-mail but don't expect a quick responce.

                      thanks!
                      Originally posted by Enforcer View Post

                      Originally posted by knownchild View Post
                      How do you update the firmware?
                      http://www.mp3car.com/power-supplies...ur-m4-atx.html

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                      • #14
                        ****e, not simply done then... not even the latest firmware is posted on the mini-box site.
                        Allready have 2.1 but I see that 2.4 has been posted here.

                        maybe... some day..

                        for now I had to reset to factory default 10 times via jumper and SW and the finally it went back to FD.
                        The thump timer still doesn't work, will need to buy some timer relays or something.

                        still think it's way to buggy for over 100 bucks worth of hw.

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                        • #15
                          I had another member do mine for me.

                          But he is in the UK and it was along time ago.

                          Maybe someone who has already got the lead and programmer can offer to do it for you.

                          Also there was a user who was doing reprogramming of the M2-ATX chip, he might have the equipment to do the M4-ATX as well

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