Need to reset both DSD and Bridge II to default firmware


#1

Hi everybody.

I recently went though a major overhaul of my PWD MKII, and I upgraded it to DirectStream DAC with the kit. After the upgrade, I installed the SD card, firmware loaded OK, everything was nice.

A couple of days ago, I received the Bridge II card I purchased, installed it, loaded the provided firmware, again everything was nice and working, streamlined interface, fast and responsive, everything was fine until this morning.

Do you ever have foolish ideas? Well, I did. I checked on the PSAudio website for updated firmware and there was a post that caught my attention: PWD Bridge II fix. After decades working with Microsoft, the word “fix” throws me into panic mode, so without further ado I downloaded and installed it.

BANG!

Gone the nice interface and the features of the latest firmwares, all I get now is the old style interface of my old PWD DAC. I tried to re-install the firmware cards that came with the DSD kit (Yale, 12-061-99-1) and the Bridge (12-061-99-2), but they won’t load any longer.

So the question is: how do I force the DSD and the Bridge to load the original firmware they came with? Alternatively, how do I reset DSD and Bridge II to factory settings?

Any help would be appreciated


#2

This is the force load of Yale. This should fix you up.

http://updates.psaudio.com/dak/yale9999.zip

Dennis


#3
m_parigi said Do you ever have foolish ideas?
Yes. Regularly. And the scars to prove it.

Please let us know when you are back up and running.


#4
m_parigi said Hi everybody.

I recently went though a major overhaul of my PWD MKII, and I upgraded it to DirectStream DAC with the kit. After the upgrade, I installed the SD card, firmware loaded OK, everything was nice.

A couple of days ago, I received the Bridge II card I purchased, installed it, loaded the provided firmware, again everything was nice and working, streamlined interface, fast and responsive, everything was fine until this morning.

Do you ever have foolish ideas? Well, I did. I checked on the PSAudio website for updated firmware and there was a post that caught my attention: PWD Bridge II fix. After decades working with Microsoft, the word “fix” throws me into panic mode, so without further ado I downloaded and installed it.

BANG!

Gone the nice interface and the features of the latest firmwares, all I get now is the old style interface of my old PWD DAC. I tried to re-install the firmware cards that came with the DSD kit (Yale, 12-061-99-1) and the Bridge (12-061-99-2), but they won’t load any longer.

So the question is: how do I force the DSD and the Bridge to load the original firmware they came with? Alternatively, how do I reset DSD and Bridge II to factory settings?

Any help would be appreciated


The problem is once you upgraded the PWD to DirectStream you no longer have a PWD. Installing PWD firmware in a DirectStream DAC will most certainly hose the device. Hopefully what Dennis sent you will fix it.

#5
Paul McGowan said
m_parigi said Hi everybody.

I recently went though a major overhaul of my PWD MKII, and I upgraded it to DirectStream DAC with the kit. After the upgrade, I installed the SD card, firmware loaded OK, everything was nice.

A couple of days ago, I received the Bridge II card I purchased, installed it, loaded the provided firmware, again everything was nice and working, streamlined interface, fast and responsive, everything was fine until this morning.

Do you ever have foolish ideas? Well, I did. I checked on the PSAudio website for updated firmware and there was a post that caught my attention: PWD Bridge II fix. After decades working with Microsoft, the word “fix” throws me into panic mode, so without further ado I downloaded and installed it.

BANG!

Gone the nice interface and the features of the latest firmwares, all I get now is the old style interface of my old PWD DAC. I tried to re-install the firmware cards that came with the DSD kit (Yale, 12-061-99-1) and the Bridge (12-061-99-2), but they won’t load any longer.

So the question is: how do I force the DSD and the Bridge to load the original firmware they came with? Alternatively, how do I reset DSD and Bridge II to factory settings?

Any help would be appreciated

The problem is once you upgraded the PWD to DirectStream you no longer have a PWD. Installing PWD firmware in a DirectStream DAC will most certainly hose the device. Hopefully what Dennis sent you will fix it.


The Yale update in the wost below will fix it.

Dennis


#6

Yup, the firmware Dennis gave me did the trick!!! I’m up and running once again, ready to screw everything up once again…

OT: Paul, the combination of DSD and Bridge II is just awesome! I made a few real time comparison between the DA section of my Wadia CD/SACD player and the DSD, and your stuff beat the s… out of poor Wadia

Thank you everybody!


#7

Woo Hoo!


#8

Glad it’s fixed and you’re happy and welcome to the forum!