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michidragon

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Posted - 10/03/2019 :  22:09:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So, I have an older GMC-500+ with the clear tube and v1.06 firmware. I've written to GQ support with my serial number about firmware updates, but haven't been able to get back a response.

From what I understand the current firmware is v2.15 or so; and the newer versions have a black glass tube that isn't light sensitive.

At this point I'm wondering if I should just re-buy the 500+ to get the current changes/updates?
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Stargazer 40

USA
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Posted - 10/04/2019 :  04:21:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also have a 500+ that is not Version 2 level PCB and does not have the voltage divider hardware to add the auto voltage adjust firmware. According to GQ it is not upgradable. My M4011 is painted black, so later than yours, and EmfDef (as we've just seen in the 600 thread) has much better handle on hardware/firmware differences even between these Version 1 PCBs as to what firmware is latest useable for any particular PCB revision. GQ continues to innovate and incorporate new features both in firmware and hardware and at some point I'm sure it's a much better value to simply buy an upgraded 500+. Still, serial number was important to send to support for firmware upgrade so if you haven't sent that it's under the About menu item.

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EmfDev

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Posted - 10/04/2019 :  08:49:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi michidragon, you can send me your Serial number so I can give you your firmware.
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michidragon

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Posted - 10/04/2019 :  11:36:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, I'll msg EMFDev right now but - if I were to get a new 500+ i'd want to make sure it was the latest version too...
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michidragon

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Posted - 10/04/2019 :  12:29:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by EmfDev

Hi michidragon, you can send me your Serial number so I can give you your firmware.



EMFDev, I sent that (my SN) via the email function here - did you receive it? I suppose it's probably not dangerous to post my SN here though, not sure what anyone would do with it. (Should I just reply here?)

Edited by - michidragon on 10/04/2019 12:30:01
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EmfDev

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Posted - 10/04/2019 :  13:01:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I received it will send you your firmware shortly.
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Michael

Germany
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Posted - 10/20/2019 :  09:32:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi EmfDev.

I have a problem with my GMC-500+, too. The firmware is 1.12 and the CPM count is already "Medium" between 69 an 90.
Where can I get a newer firmware for my device. Last year Ive written the support and they told me, there is no need to update.
Can I adjust the measurement?

It does not connet to www.gmcmap.com to upload the measurements, too.

What should I do?

Edited by - Michael on 10/20/2019 09:34:40
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EmfDev

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Posted - 10/21/2019 :  08:57:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Michael can you please email me your serial number? The nedium/high threshold are adjustable. Have you connected it to WiFi?
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