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Phatnoise Hardware Support / Re: Restoring DMS with original firmware
« Last post by PhatNoiserUser on June 18, 2024, 01:25:28 pm »
Well, a lot of learned these past few weeks.

I was able to pick up a spare DMS from a Kenwood Keg by pure chance. Thankfully, it wasnít messed with. Changed the firmware to VW, and it was read by the Phatbox. Used the DMS tools, ran the hack which was successful and now Iím back to using my original drive.
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Phatnoise Hardware Support / Restoring DMS with original firmware
« Last post by PhatNoiserUser on May 23, 2024, 09:10:35 pm »
Hi all,

Recently got a Phatbox. My DSM was playing up and after trying different computers (and, VM's), I finally got my DSM to show. However, something wasn't right, so I thought I'd start a fresh. (No backups)

I stupidly formatted the drive and now of course I have an empty drive. I've downloaded Phathack DMS Tools to try and create a new DMS. But, I cannot choose any firmwares? I look in PMM and tried also loading the firmware but, again, nothing is online now.

I found dsmutils and ran the 'newdsm.bat' which recreated the partitions. However, since reading on here, it's not meant to be used? So now I'm stuck with my original DMS, that cannot be read. Really annoyed with myself as I was playing music yesterday and today...

Is anyone able to help to get my DMS back up and running?
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General / Re: Is it worth reviving the PhatHack Forums?
« Last post by pacnoise on February 24, 2024, 10:20:43 pm »
First time poster. I lurk here only rarely.
Today, though, I was very happy to have this forum because i needed to find some information, download software and keep my phatbox going... First installed in my Year 2000 Audi, that car keeps running and as of today I can update the music in my DMS again!
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General / DMS 40 gig displaying loading on head unit
« Last post by Z-Guy on October 17, 2023, 08:08:45 pm »
I have this 40 gig DMS and it loads fine in the cradle and recognized by the Phatnosie Media Manager (this is not hacked)
But when I insert it into the hub and toggle to it on the head unit, it just flashes loading until it displays eject.

Any help will do!

Z
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General / Re: Is it worth reviving the PhatHack Forums?
« Last post by Z-Guy on October 17, 2023, 07:47:55 pm »
It has been a long time since anyone posted on these forums.

I'm trying to see if there are some lurkers still around who have an interest in using these forums to discuss the Phatnoise PhatBox / Kenwood Music Keg and possibly expand into other types of unusual non-factory audio systems.

I think so, as I still use my Kenwood Phatnoise. 
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Buying and Selling / The Whole Caboodle For Sale
« Last post by neilfearn on October 03, 2023, 12:51:40 pm »
For sale - the whole lot
After so many years of fantastic use, I've given in & switched to playing FLAC via other means. For sale is the whole system but I would consider selling in parts. It comprises,
The KHD-C710 Kenwood Keg/Phatnoise Keg
2 DMSís - one an original 120GB , the second the original 10GB that has been upgraded with a 160GB Samgung SATA disk. Both have been reformatted with PhatHack
2 Cradles, versions 1.0 & 2.0, with charger
The KDC-W7044U Kenwood Head Unit. The last, I believe, manufactured that worked with the Kenwood Keg System
Kenwood 10 CD CD Changer

KCA-S210A cd/md changer switching unit

The connecting cables except the one coming out the Keg (is still in the car, fitted under the carpet)
All relevant manual & software.

Any offers???
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General / Re: Is it worth reviving the PhatHack Forums?
« Last post by Z-Guy on September 22, 2023, 07:45:46 pm »
I have been running a Kenwood Phatnoise Keg for the last 20 years in my 1987 Monte Carlo SS and just this summer after hitting a pot hole a couple of playlists on the DMS display a error and skip through the track numbers fast.  When I reinstalled Music Manager onto a XP machine, the manager only displayed 4 playlists out of 15 i have on the DMS.   I am guessing after that bump on the road, it rattled the KEG and corrupted those two playlists on the DMS.
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General / Re: Is it worth reviving the PhatHack Forums?
« Last post by sbingner on September 11, 2023, 10:35:48 am »
OK forums still work and the wiki is fixed... I guess I'll find out what needed the old php version eventually but it wasn't one of these :D
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General / Re: Is it worth reviving the PhatHack Forums?
« Last post by sbingner on September 11, 2023, 10:17:28 am »
I'm hosting it - nobody plans on bringing it down... I did notice that my wiki is unhappy about php versions though, I think the forum may be what is making the wiki unhappy.  I'll figure it out, but don't worry I don't have any plans to remove the forums.

If somebody like terry wants a database backup in case of failures - let me know
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General / Re: Is it worth reviving the PhatHack Forums?
« Last post by phatdriver67 on August 29, 2023, 09:10:43 am »
   I'm thinking that this is a forum, and system, that's definitely worth much more than a simple look may lead someone (who's not into the absolute coolness of it - yet) may believe.
   I've never been one much for posting on sites like this, because in the simplest way of trying not to sound like a complete knucklehead, I've learned how to get the 710 and 910 systems (and one from a BMW & AUDI reconfigured & completely operable in my '67 Chevelle, '95 Impala SS, my wifes '73 Suburban (replaced with an '01 Yukon XL and now I'm having to completely rebuild all of the databases I had on my old laptop as it went through the barriers at the end of the road.
   I know that I cannot be alone in my thank you's to each and every one that has shared their computer skills and knowledge, so that I, one without the knowledge to write codes in computer language.
   I bought my 1st system from a super cool dude on eBay with a very cool Mustang who also helped me with the technologically advanced stuff and how to use it.
   I'm sure that he cut me some price breaks because he was able to do so and knew that I was taking the dive, and I did too.
   I got a copy of the hacking intel and was able to get several decks re-configured to work with the rides I was driving.
   I need to get a new power supply for the tower computer that has a good deal of the intel that was lost in the death of my laptop - I'm really hoping that it'll be good.
   I love being able to cruise from Tucson to Flagstaff in whatever car I'm driving and without any corporate or government group being able to spy on anything I'm either listening to or where I am.
   Technology is cool but I don't feel that anyone, outside of whose cruising with me and my wife, has any business knowing where we've been, where we're going or listening too.
   From Glendale AZ to Corona CA and never hit the same song twice unless we wanted to.
   Yeah, I get it, that anyone with a phone and a music program (app still sounds stupid to me because it is a program) but that same phone is being tracked with GPS and everything going on with the phone is too - - but not with the PHATNOISE system.
   Apple - GOOGLE and every alphabet gubment agency can go suck it because they can't track this system or anything else attached to it!
   I'm going to be looking at how to get a brand new in the box (not a typo or stutter) complete KHD-CX910 in my 2006 Cadillac STS V.
   The V is my current daily because I'm doing some work on the Chevelle.
   I've got a 710 for my wife's Yukon but since she is just using it for driving to work about 2 miles each way each day she told me that getting the V done 1st makes it easier and better for any & everything else when we want to hit the road and go somewhere out town.
   She is freakin' awesome and totally supports me having fun with the cool car/truck stereo mods and actually found the system for my Impala SS that went into it.
   So I know, from the info posted at the top of the page that it hasn't been tracked on for a bit - hence the question.
   I would love to continue to be able to connect with other gearheads and audiophiles that love having a system that they did the search for and found that cradle they were looking for to finish the installation into their '65 Dodge Coronet or the car that used to be dads...
   The sharing of intel for the tech, the contact person from that place in New Mexico or just cruising to a Friday night cruise-in car show and showing off with the system installed and having the pictures of the process along the way.
   This forum is definitely worth more than a couple of pieces of tech, which is how some people look at something that didn't come in their new Asian import!
   Please keep this up and running.
   Please.
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