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4510 Views 16 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2008 3:59 AM by mauander
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2008 4:27 PM (in response to Sue Marsh1)Sue
I can also confirm since I've upgraded to 1.1 it's bricked the use of my Robi in radio mode which shuts off suddenly with a click.
One thing it did cure from previous firmwares was whilst the robi was connected the backlight on the Ipod used to stay on continously which seems to be sorted. However we're both left with a rather expensive corded remote ;o)
I think this is something Apple have to fix with 1.1.1!IBM Thinkpad T41p, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2008 10:28 AM (in response to Sue Marsh1)I have a new Imac (few months old) and just purchased an Ipod classic 80G, and I got the Robi for christmas,It worked fine on my old mini Ipod but since the software update it keeps shutting down,I have to press the Robi centre button and they both come back to life......very frustrating!
Just thought I would add to the thread as I thought I was on my own
RayImac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2008 12:09 PM (in response to Sue Marsh1)Oh great, so the backlight problem is cured and replaced by a much worse one - no radio!
Feel sorry for you guys but at least you warned me - can avoid the 1.1 upgrade as I'd like to keep my dab working!
Let's hope someone at Apple reads this and that the problem is easily fixed.
MattPC, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2008 3:20 PM (in response to Sue Marsh1)The good news is that I removed the most recent iPod software update, restored the iPod (ie returned it to factory settings and reloaded all 14500 songs) and now I am really pleased to say that the iPod and the Robi are working together again in harmony, which is a huge relief.
Since I had inadvertently deleted the previous version of the iPod software from my PC, I had to download the files from here;
I have contacted Roberts Radio about this problem. The recent 1.1 software update must be even more frustrating for them, since they have sold lots of Robi radios.
If anyone needs help to revert to the previous iPod software, have a look at this thread, where the instructions are printed in red;
Message was edited by: Sue Marsh1Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2008 11:48 AM (in response to GavMackem)Hello,
I have a possible workaround, I am not sure is this will work for you anyway here goes, this applies for 1.1 firmware.
After playing with my Robi and Ipod(classic 160) I noticed after playing with the settings the Ipod seemed to forget that its connected to the Robi and the Robi worked as it should the back light goes off and the DAB stays on after many attemps to find out how to make this happen everytime bwlow is what works for me.
1. Plug in the Robi and set it to remote.
2. set the Ipod so its on the back light adjustment screen.
3 Keep pressing the mode button on the Robi (quite radpidly) after about 10 presses the IPod forgets what its plugged into, after this when you use the Robi instead of the white Robi screen you get what looks like the sync screen with the track listing at the bottom.
IF this does not work go back to the brightness adjustment screen and repeat the steps above.
This only has to be done once until the Robi is unplugged.
I know this is not ideal but it just proves its a software problem.Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2008 12:59 PM (in response to mauander)Thanks for this mauander - I agree with you that the problems with the Robi were caused by a software problem. Since I downgraded to 1.0.3, the Robi has worked really well (just as it did before the 1.1 upgrade in fact).
I am going to keep the v1.0.3 software and decline all offers of software upgrades from iTunes and Apple until the v1.1 mess has been resolved.iPod Classic 160GB, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2008 2:00 PM (in response to Sue Marsh1)Lets hope we get a solution soon, I don't want to roll back my firmware and reload all my tracks lifes to short.
Atleast I can use my DAB now.Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2008 3:35 AM (in response to Sue Marsh1)As far as I can tell there is a workaround for the latest problem with the Robi (this might count as a bad design choice not a bug, though). Once the radio is on, push the "hold" switch on the Robi to "on". Then it continues to work and the backlight stays off.
It isn't quite the expected way I want the thing to perform, but it seems to work. I'd be interested to see if this works for others.17" intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2008 3:24 AM (in response to matt_black)I wish this did work for me would be easier, The hold is one of the first things I tried.
Many thanks for the tip keep them comingWindows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2008 1:51 AM (in response to mauander)seems 1.1.1 has fixed my Robi many thanks Apple/Roberts although I am still testing it so far so good.....Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2008 10:46 AM (in response to mauander)spoke to soon still the same issuesWindows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2008 3:26 PM (in response to mauander)thanks for the only solution that works! Since trying your manoevre my Robi is still playing for the first time since the catastrophic 1.1.1 update which messed us all up. Apple don't come up with a solution neither does Robi and although it is a bore to keep pressing the mode button on Robi in the backlight setting menu on iPod it does at least work. Well done and thanks!Sony Vaio desktop, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2008 4:43 PM (in response to mauander)Yaha switches off just teases you into thinking alls well for an extra few minutes come on apple you can do better than that!!!!!!!!!!!imac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2008 4:53 PM (in response to Sue Marsh1)Thank you for the file which I downloaded successfully and deleated the wretched 1.1.1. files replacing them in my apple/itunes/updater files with the 1.03 files. Would you believe it that even offline apple still managed to get the 1.1.1. files back in there and on to the iPod. They are determined not to let us have the old 1.03. There must be some secret to stop the 1.1.1. coming back like disconnecting the iPod at some strategic moment after clicking restore so that it has lost its 1.1.1 and will only pick up the 1.03 from the folder. Any ideas?Sony Vaio desktop, Windows XP