• dot2 User Manual
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Version 1.3

How to update the console

You can update your dot2 console in two different ways. 

The current software version is displayed in the System Information Window.

1. Way to update your console via Setup:

  1. Download the latest dot2*.update file at www.ma-dot2.com.
  2. Copy the content into the root directory via a standard USB stick. 
  3. Make sure there is only one update file in the root directory at a time. 
  4. Insert the USB stick into the USB port on the back of the console.
  5. Press Setup and tap Software Update in the column Console
    The Software Update via USB opens.
  6. Tap Update.
    The console asks if you want to save the show file.
  7. Tap Save Showfile.
    The console copies the update files and asks if you want to reboot now.
  8. Tap Reboot Now.
    The console reboots and installs update files.
  9. After the update the console reboots again.
  10. The console has now been updated and is ready to be used. 

2. Way to update your console via Linux USB stick:

  1. Download the latest dot2*imgz file and the MA StickMAker on www.ma-dot2.com
  2. To install the MA StickMAker on your PC, double-click on StickMaker-x.x.x.x.exe.
    You will be guided through the installation process. 
  3. Insert an empty USB stick into your PC. 
  4. To open the MA StickMAker, double-click on the desktop icon.
    The MA StickMAker opens. 
  5. Select the USB drive and then click on the three dots and select the dot2*imgz file. 
  6. Then click on Start.
    The stick will be formatted into a Linux stick and the image will be written to the stick. 
  7. Insert the formatted USB stick into the USB port on the back of the console. 
  8. Connect an external monitor and an USB keyboard to the console. 
  9. Turn on the monitor and then turn on the console. 
  10. Press the power button on the back of the console and press F10 on the keyboard several times until the password request appears on the external monitor. 
  11. Press Enter
  12. Select your USB stick and press Enter
  13. A pop-up opens after a while asking if you would like to update the console or if you would like to do the factory reset. 
  14. Select on Factory Reset
  15. The console resets and starts rebooting. 
  16. To complete the factory reset, agree to the License Agreement. 
  17. The factory reset has now been completed and the console subsequently displays the release notes. 
  18. The console has now been updated and is ready to be used. 
Important:
All show files and imported fixture types will be deleted from the internal hard drive during factory reset. The console will then be reset to its delivery condition. 

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