Oh, I now see that you can’t access the settings menu since the projection isn’t working. This is a very special case, and I don’t know if it even is possible to do this in hardware. I guess it would have to be somehow done with the power button, since no other buttons are available. Also, I’m not entirely convinced that there are enough cases like this to warrant the work needed to implement this functionality in hardware. But this is of course something that the Philips Projection team will have to consider.
I’ll remove the solution, since it doesn’t solve your special case.
Hello @Telboy this is a very valid concern. There is no built-in way to do this, but if you connect your PicoPix Max to a computer using the USB-A port, you can then erase the internal flash completely using a special tool. The projector light engine does not need to be working for this. If you need this information, please let me know, I will provide it privately.
Hi @djupsjob, I was thinking the PPM could be programmed to recognise a custom sequence of key presses on the remote control to achieve this reset process? The LEDs on remote could blink a number of times to confirm success etc.
Just a suggestion
This we can already provide. Assuming the projector works but there’s no light, you could do the same key presses to get to the settings menu and start a factory reset.
I think (out of the top of my head) something like up 5x to be sure you got to Settings, then OK twice to enter settings, then down 5 times to be sure you are at the bottom line, then right once to get to Software Update, then right (?) to get to factory reset, then OK.
Can someone verify this when they next do a factory reset?
@Telboy oops looks like I’m 4 hr too late. Just finished uploading the 2 GB restore image after 4 attempts (on a slow mobile connection…)
Ok don’t worry I will take your picopix serial number and ask them to do the cable erase before anything else. It should be standard process anyway because they will reprogram the latest firmware to it.
Any chance of making that restore and update firmware public? I’m in a situation where my picopix flashes the boot screen goes “black” and then is totally unresponsive to any input. All but when I plug in an usb-c cable in the video input. Then it displays the no video green screen of what I can see. I can get into the reset menu, the thing is that it’s so out of focus and no matter what distance I can’t make out what it says.
Got a picture of what the menu should look like and tried to reset blindly but no cigar. It doesn’t seem to recognize my usb drive with the latest firmware according to the lights on the drive it doesn’t read it.
Also. Had some trouble finding the reset button, the manual says it’s right next to the usb when it’s actually on the right side of the device.
Happy for any tips and tricks. It’s a mean machine, just a bit displeased with all the broken promises of coming integration.
Hi, I’m writing here because I have exactly the same problem as Telboy, and I don’t 'know what to do :
I was doing a presentation, and suddenly, the image stopped… And then never came back : I can’t get any image / light now.
Now, I can see the little blue LED on the back what I put On , with the fans running, I can even ear the focus, but no image.
Can anyone help me ? Could it be software ? Is there a way to do a factory reset ? Or a hardware test ?