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Phatnoise Media Manager / Re: Where to get Phathack MM?
« Last post by philofax on October 27, 2018, 07:59:14 pm »
I'm digging around here as I've aquired a Phatbox VAE-012PBOX and cable, with no DMS. just purchased a DMS from eBay and waiting for that to arrive, although don't have a cradle. (Looks like you can get away with a USB adapter - he said hopefully). Anyway I downloaded a copy of PhatNoise MM that should hopefully get me sorted. Just need to find out how I set the DMS up - or even configure a larger new 160Gb disk to work in the Phatbox.
If you still need PhatNoise MM, let me know and I'll ping it to you - it seems to work OK with Windows 10. Or if you managed to get everything working I'd like to pick your brains.
PhatBox Hacking / Re: PhatHack DMS Tools v2.15 - January 2012
« Last post by nackuk on July 12, 2018, 05:35:58 pm »
Thanks for the reply. Tried it again today and it is working.

Thanks for the reply though :)
PhatBox Hacking / Re: PhatHack DMS Tools v2.15 - January 2012
« Last post by VorTechS on June 28, 2018, 09:08:11 am »
I just tried this on a clean machine, and don't seem to have any issue....
PhatBox Hacking / Re: PhatHack DMS Tools v2.15 - January 2012
« Last post by nackuk on June 26, 2018, 08:01:04 pm »
Hi, I have downloaded 2.15 today as my phatnoise box has stopped working and I need to reflash it.

However the pulldown menu for the firmware is not working again. Can you correct it please?
Phatnoise Hardware Support / Re: problem with installing phatbox in skoda superb
« Last post by VorTechS on June 18, 2018, 01:18:28 pm »
I have no idea on the pinouts unfortunately, but out of interest what does your PhatBox look like? (particularly the connectors)

The only reason I ask, is for this reason:

...which of course is from China, so who knows how it will fair!
Phatnoise Hardware Support / problem with installing phatbox in skoda superb
« Last post by MilanM on June 14, 2018, 07:00:42 am »
Can someone help me?

Im, well me and my car electrician are stucked with installing phatbox phatnoise in my Skoda Superb mk1.

As you already know(people who have phbox) it comes with cable with female 13din on one end.

Therefore I tought I need 5m long cable with 8pin mini iso on one end( wich goes to navi) and on other 13din male connector, so I ordered frome DIETZ blaupunkt cable and woila, it came to me, we installed and BOOM!

There goes fuse on navi. So my electrician noticed it actually has just 8 din, we called shop they checked and they said it is ok, it should work. 25euros went to toilet.

So yesterday, I bought second hand blaupunkt cable from scrapyard(it was from alfa 159) wich actually has 13din and 8pins.

I tought this must be it, we wired fast and KBOOM-NOTHING!20euros went to toilet, again!

Phatbox doesnt react, fuse on navi same, Cd option on navigation is grey, cant choose it, and we are stucked.

I have found pin out of my Superb navi(wich is actually blaupunkt product), and it is same as alfa romeo navi(same blaupunkt) -8pin mini iso pin out positions.

Does anyone have a clue what to do, and what are we doing wrong?! Im realy close to loose my mind..:crying:
Phatnoise Hardware Support / Re: Cradle power
« Last post by stephengrenfell on April 01, 2018, 01:41:38 pm »
The "flat connector" is the standard VW/AUDI/Skoda CD changer cable.

If you have a VW Phatbox the phatbox cable should have a corresponding flat connector.

Note that Phatboxes for each car type have different connectors and different Firmware versions (to match the CD controls from the car head unit).

There is some info here  on cable pinouts
Phatnoise Hardware Support / Re: Cradle power
« Last post by kkbc05 on March 30, 2018, 04:46:55 pm »
Thanks for your replies. I actually went and purchased another unit for £20 off ebay came with the same adapter type plug and worked - i tried it on the one that didn't work and guess what..... least i have a spare unit now.

Went to fit it into the car (Skoda Superb MK1) an the connector doesn't fit !!! THe car has a flat type connector - cable for phatbox is a round din connector - GUTTED..

Does anybody know if this will do the job:


Or if anyone knows anywhere cheaper/more local that stocks what i'll need?

Thanks in advance all.
Phatnoise Hardware Support / Re: Cradle power
« Last post by mdp on February 10, 2018, 06:18:02 pm »
Hi there,

At some point there has been a windows update in which usb drivers, to let windows see your dms, were deleted.
Take apart your dms and insert the hdd into usb to idee adaptor. The new adaptor is much faster. One problem I encounter is ‘ejected’ is performed correctly due to conflict with rights.
I save eject on hardware in windows it self. Had no problem with this detour.

Just take care of connecting the hdd right into the idee port. In my case a msata to idee adaptor to fit a 250 gb mSata hdd. Notice the missing pin on the downside (onderzijde).

Yours mdp
Phatnoise Hardware Support / Re: Cradle power
« Last post by bolopez on February 01, 2018, 02:49:17 pm »
I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think you need to change anything. Of course the power must match what you have. I mean 120 or 220 volts (I don't remember if the adaptor is auto-sensing), but nothing else.

Maybe you could just check if the adapter is providing the right voltage. If it's not working it's a pretty standard one, so you could use another one. I've used a universal laptop adapter sometime.

If the adapter works you'll need to check if the cradle is working. And that's too much for me to help you :). I opened it once because the switch that turns it on when you put the DMS in it was broken, and I don't remember the electronics to be very complicated, but anyway too difficult for me.

Something else you can do: if your cradle doesn't work, you can use an USB-to-ATA adapter. The software works just fine with that setup too.


Ps. Welcome to the wonderful (and ancient) world of Phatbox :)
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