Error 01 No CA Found Tutorial
Ok, to start with I had a new DM800HD box sent to me by a Chinese supplier. It was pre-installed with bootloader 76, sim2.01 & Gemini image. Run through install wizard all ok. Tried to install cccam but unable to. I then posted a ‘No Cccam’ question on the forum see following link:-
As the cccams’ had been removed from the IHAD/Gemini server I decided to flash a new image. This is where all my problems began! After flashing the new image (sim201-SSL76c-de-133dv3PHOENIX-dm800-20092010.nfi ) using the box IP in Internet Explorer and upgrading firmware in the Bootloader Web Interface page. All went as planned and the progress bar hit 100%. I hit the power button on the box, which should switch box off and it should reboot automatically with the new image installed.
This didn’t happen so I had to unplug box. On power up I had the following message: ‘Error 01 No CA Found’.
At this point I was told that I might not have the bootloader, although I was sure the image contained the bootloader 76c in its package.
I followed this tutorial by ‘chercheur’ :-
Cause of the error:
- bad flash
- official image flashed
-> ERR01 : NO CA FOUND
What doesn't work anymore:
- no boot
- no network connection
- no possible image upgrade
- DreamUp unable to upgrade even with serial cable
1) Use DreamUp 1.3.3 with serial (null modem) cable
2) Choose COM1, connect, power ON DM800 and wait
3) After a few seconds the DM800 screen will come back with an IP address
4) Type in that address in IE
5) Flash first a BootLoader (ex: bl76.nfi) reboot DM800 and hold power button
7) Wait for IP to appear on DM800 screen
8)Type in that address in IE
9) Flash your desired image
Link to tutorial:
This method did not work for me because at point 3 my DM displayed the ‘No Ca Found’ error.
Moved on to trying the patched Dreamup (forhike & natas) where I was now able to get an IP on the DM display. Went through the Bootloader Web Interface page and first flashed a bl76.nfi to 100% followed by an image.nfi to 100%. Hit power button on DM……..no response. Unplugged DM & powered up…….’No CA Found’……bum!
The following link was given to me by BIG-HOL
Tried this method and when I got to the stage where I used the Dreambox Tool to force the flash button to open and was able to select the image, I would get ‘File too big’ error. Tried this several times with various images and also tried flashing a bootloader file on its own (207kb) and still the ‘File too big’ error popped up.
Losing the will to live by now!
MikeS offered his help by giving me remote assistance, which I gladly accepted!
I sat back as Mike went through all of the procedures aforementioned and came to the conclusion that the memory modules on the box were faulty.
Big praise to this guy who spent over an hour helping me remotely.
Got in touch with the Chinese supplier of the box who sent me this email:
The error you’re getting is very common to flashing an image with different second stage boot loader.
Read here for a solution. I assure you that error is caused by software not hardware”.
I was steered to another forum (don’t know if I can add a link, but will add it if told it’s ok) and I had the answer.
The root of the problem on my box was the sim installed. The sim details were as follows:- e-Star SIM V3.1
I stripped the box to find these details as I wasn’t sure if flashing a converted image would harm the box if fitted with a normal sim. Try at your peril!
I had already been able to load a BL69 on to the box. No other BL would load e.g. 72 or 76. As the bootloader was on the box I was now able to power down, hold the power button on DM, power up and reach the ***STOP*** mode on the DM with IP displayed. Right, the desired image now has to be converted to be compatible with the eStar sim.
Conversion software found here:
Here you will find the Estar Dream Convertor software and user instructions .pdf file.
Once opened, click the button on the top right hand side and select your image then open. Your image will now be in the input image file box, mine looked like this:-
Click run and a Version warning message appears, ignore this and hit yes, another warning, hit yes and you should now see progress go to 100%. Now click ok and your image will have been converted and be in the same location as the original image you selected. It will now look like this:-
Right, back to the DM which is in ***STOP*** mode. Open browser put IP in and enter. In Bootloader Web Interface, hit upgrade firmware, browse and open your converted image, hit flash, wait for image to load 100%, hit power button on DM and it powers down and reboots automatically to the new flashed image. Yipee !!!
Big thanks to everyone who helped along the way……..you know who you are!