Avolites | Pearl Expert Titan | Titan Version 6 Upgrade guide

Titan V6 Upgrade Guide
For Tiger Touch, Pearl Expert and
ShowSafe
www.avolites.com/V6Upgrade
Version 1.5
This document, the product and procedures it describes within are
intellectual property of Avolites Ltd. at all times.
Useful Avolites phone numbers:Avolites England
Sales and service*
(+44) (0) 20 8965 8522
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Email
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Website
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The small print:
No Liability for Consequential Damages
Avolites has a policy of continuous product and documentation improvement. As such the detail within
this manual may not match the operation of the Tiger Touch, Pearl Expert and Expert ShowSafe.
In no event shall Avolites be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential
damages or loss whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business
interruption, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use or inability to use Tiger Touch, Pearl Expert
and Expert ShowSafe even if Avolites Ltd. has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or
incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
Reprint and revision history:
First produced June 2012 By Gareth /JB Avolites Ltd
V1.2 24/07/2012 edits RS/OW/JB PE screen turn
V1.3 DWR contributions added V1.4 Spinners added JBT
V1.5 Bios stick creation change 31/07/12 JBT/GH
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1.
Introduction
This document is a step by step guide on how to prepare a Tiger Touch,
Pearl Expert and Expert Show Safe for Titan Version 6 and install Titan V6
on the console.
During this update you will perform the following updates depending on the
console:
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Clean the CPU fan
Apply ECN (for some Tiger touch consoles only)
Identify what drive is fitted
Update the SSD drive firmware if applicable
Update the BIOS
Install V6
Run a HealthCheck on the console
Update the Recovery stick inside the console
The guide applies to the following products:
Tiger Touch, Pearl Expert, Expert ShowSafe
It is vital that the steps including the various checks are followed in the
correct order and manor to assure that the installation is correct. Failure to
do this may decrease the reliability of your console.
The upgrade and installation takes a little over 90 minutes for the fist
console and about 60 minutes for subsequent ones (assuming files have
been downloaded and no ECN needs applying), you should allow half an
hour on top of this to read and familiarise yourself with what needs to be
done. Please follow the instructions in the order specified here.
The V6 installation will wipe the internal drive and therefore all the user
files need to be backed up before you start on this upgrade.
Allow enough time for complications, this is a major upgrade and it is
always possible something will need extra time. We suggest that the
upgrade is carried out during UK office hours so you can contact us should
you need to.
We have placed a strong support system for this upgrade here at Avolites,
which can be reached by phone (UK office hours) and by email. The
phone numbers can be found on the second page of this document.
Please contact us in case of doubt rather than to carry on, our wish is that
the upgrade is successful and we are here to help you.
Alternatively we will carry out the upgrade at Avolites free of charge; this
can usually be carried out on the same day providing it is booked in
advance.
Outside of the UK, contact you local reseller about their upgrade service.
We strongly suggest you print this document and use it as a reference
guide as you work through the upgrade.
Please note that section 15 has some common problems explained
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1.1
What you need
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Four USB stick between of at least 2Gb capacity each
Windows Computer with a free USB port where you have administrator
rights (preferably Vista or Windows 7) and access to the internet.
External VGA monitor
USB or PS2 keyboard (for Tiger Touch and ShowSafe only)
ECN-193 Pn:8002-9193 components (for some consoles only)
At least 90 minutes of your time for the first console , and then about 60
for subsequent consoles
No. 2 Pozi drive and a T20 Torx screwdriver
Small flat-blade screw driver
Vacuum cleaner
Important note on USB sticks
Not every USB stick is capable to boot from, we have tested Integral, HP and
Corsair to work. Transcend, Verbatim “Store “n” Go” and Cruzer tend not to work.
1.2
What you get – background information
Avolites Titan V6 is a major release which has many new features and
reliability improvements that require other components in the console
to be updated as well.
Over a 6 months period Avolites has worked with various component
suppliers to upgrade firmware and BIOS firmware to resolve occasional
failures found in our test program and reported in the field. Some tests
involved power cycling a pool of consoles every 2 minutes for weeks, or
interrupting the mains supply while the drive was accessed 10,000
times. The BIOS in particular has been extensively tested to verify it
improved the USB resilience. Additionally parts of the operating system
have been upgraded to increase reliability.
As part of Titan V6 install the Hard Disk will now retain information
between upgrades making future upgrades easier, and the whole
restore process is generally faster.
1.3
WARNING
Before you start, make sure that the show files
are backed up away from the console. During this
upgrade the console drive will be erased.
This update manual assumes you connect an
external screen and Keyboard to the Tiger Touch and Expert
ShowSafe, not doing so will make it harder to support you.
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1.4
Internet Connection
We are assuming you have a reasonably fast internet connection. If you
have a slow connection you may decide to download and create the
required USB pens before starting the upgrade. In which case download
the following files onto separate USB sticks (and mark the USB stick with
appropriately!)
www.avolites.com/V6Upgrade
BIOS Upgrader:
see section 4.1
OCZ Solid 2 Firmware:
see section 7.1
OCZ Vertex 2 Firmware:
see section 6.1
Titan Version 6, appropriate to your console: Tiger Touch or Expert.
See section 12.2
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What processes need to be followed
There are many steps to follow and a number of them depend on what
hardware is inside the console, therefore follow the matrix and mark which
steps you have done to guide you thought the process.
Please note that there is only one choice of drive in a console, if the drive
fitted is not listed below contact Avolites for support.
An example of how to use the process checklist:
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Hint; Take this page out and use as checklist next to console
Process checklist
Process:
Applies to
Relevant
Yes/No
Document
section
Completed
Show and log file backup
All units
Yes 
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Open console and clean Fan
All units
Yes 
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[
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Update Bios
All Units
Yes 
4
[
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Identify Hard Disk type
installed in console
All units
Yes 
5
If OCZ Vertex 2 fitted
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[
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If OCZ Solid 2 fitted
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[
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If Intel 320 fitted
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HealthCheck
If Intel 330 fitted
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No action
If Fujitsu, Toshiba, or
Hitachi fitted
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No action
ECN-193 (Tiger Touch only)
TT Sn. 899-968 only
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ECN-194 (Pearl Expert only)
PE Sn.1445-1650 only
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Install Titan V6
All Units
Yes 
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Follow any on screen
feedback from Titan
HealthCheck
All Units
Yes 
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Fit Recovery stick into
console
All Units
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Intel 320 updated with Titan HealthCheck
Yes 
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This concludes the full Titan V6 upgrade…
Thanks and congratulations from the Avolites team
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2.
Show file and Log file backup
Before proceeding with this update, you should make a back-up of your
shows stored on the internal drive. Although the firmware update should
leave the drive data intact, if anything goes wrong during the update (e.g.
an unexpected power outage) you could lose the data on the drive.
A- Save your shows on a USB stick (not the one used to upgrade with)
B- Run the Log collector from the “Tools” menu
Mark this process as Completed in the Process checklist above
This concludes section 2. Follow the Process Checklist.
3.
Open console and clean Fan
3.1
Open the Tiger Touch
Switch off the console and disconnect from the mains and other
networks
Open the console by removing the three screws at the front edge of the
console, these screws may be No.2 Pozi drive or T20 Torx, lift the front and
hook the stand on the right side of the console to the moulding fixing.
Open the Pearl Expert
Switch off the console and disconnect from the mains and other
networks
Open the console by twisting the 4 DZUS screws ¼ turn anti-clockwise and
then lifting the panel all the way up
3.2
Clean the CPU fan
Using your finger or a small flat bladed screwdriver carefully stop the CPU
fan from spinning whilst cleaning the CPU fan with the vacuum cleaner
Mark this process as Completed in the Process checklist above
This concludes section 3. Follow the Process Checklist.
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4.
Updating the Bios firmware
4.1
Creating BIOS bootable USB stick
Download the BIOS update tool from the Avolites Titan V6 upgrade landing
page: www.avolites.com/V6Upgrade
A- Insert the blank USB stick in your PC or Laptop.
B- Double click on the downloaded “Avolites BIOS Update Creator.exe” file.
This will open a new window with a brief copy of these instructions.
Note: Windows may warn you about running the application as an
Administrator or that it is from an “Unknown Publisher”, in either
case select “Run” or “Yes” to continue.
C- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application.
D- Select the USB stick from the Drives pull down menu.
E- Click on “Install”, a new window with a progress bar is shown during
the creation of the stick data.
F- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application once upgrade stick creation is
finished this will show a brief instruction on the BIOS upgrade process.
G- Click on “Close” to end the Avolites application.
H- Ensure that the USB stick is safely ejected and removed from the PC.
Note: Please note that the BIOS upgrade USB stick made above can be
used on multiple consoles.
4.2
Installing the new BIOS into the console
1. Plug in an external VGA monitor to the console
2. Plug in an external keyboard in the Tiger Touch & Expert ShowSafe
3. Connect the BIOS USB stick in one of the USB ports at the back of the
desk.
4. Start-up the console and press [Delete] on the keyboard.
5. When prompted, type in the password “68340” followed by [Enter], to
access the BIOS.
6. Once in the BIOS, use the arrow keys to select the “Advanced BIOS
Features” menu and enter to open this.
7. Then use the arrow keys to select the “Hard Disk Boot Priority” menu and
[Enter].
8. Use the [PgUP] key to move the USB drive in position 1. (top line)
9. Press [F10] then [Y] followed by [Enter] to save the BIOS settings and reboot.
10. When the console restarts it will boot automatically into the memory stick
and BIOS updater.
11. Once the memory stick has booted it will ask if you wish to “Program”,
press the [Y] key. The BIOS will now be updated, during this time do not
power down.
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12. After the BIOS update is done the computer will try to boot, and then fail
on the first BIOS screen with a floppy seek error, this is intentional; At this
point shut down the console using the Power button on the front and
remove the USB stick.
4.3
Configuring the new BIOS
The next steps are required to correctly configure the new BIOS. An
external screen will be required.
PLEASE TAKE EXTREME CARE TO CONFIGURE THE BIOS
CORRECTLY. FAILURE TO DO THIS WILL REDUCE THE
RELIABILITY OF THE CONSOLE.
Note: The Pearl Expert and the Tiger touch have different settings in some
of the fields, these settings are presented in a table form below
1. Start-up console and enter the BIOS again by pressing the [Delete] Key.
2. Once in the BIOS, use the arrow keys to select the “Load Optimized
Defaults” menu then press [Enter] followed by [Y] and then press [Enter]
to confirm.
3. Use the arrow keys to select the “Set Supervisor Password” menu and
press [Enter], type in “68340” when prompted followed by [Enter] then
confirm the password and press [Enter]
4. Use the arrow keys to select the “Set User Password” menu and press
[Enter] , type in “68340” when prompted followed by [Enter] then confirm
the password and press [Enter]
5. Use the arrow keys to select the “Standard CMOS Features” Menu and
press [Enter]
6. Set the correct “Date and Time”,
7. Set “Drive A” to: None,
8. Set “Halt on” to: All, But Keyboard
9. Press Exit then Select “Advanced BIOS features”
10.Set the “First Boot Device” to: USB Device
11.Set the “Second Boot Device” to: Disabled
12.Set the “Third Boot Device” to: Disabled
13.Set the “Boot Other Device” to: Disabled
14.Set “Swap Floppy Drive” to: Disabled
15.Set “Boot Up Floppy Seek” to: Disabled
16.Set “Boot Up NumLock Status” to: Off
17.Press [Esc] then Use the arrow keys to select the “Advanced Chipset
Settings” Menu and press [Enter]
18.Set the “PEG/Onchip VGA Control” to: Auto
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20.Set the “LCD Type” to: 7
21.Press [Esc] then enter the “Integrated Peripherals” Menu, and then
enter the “Onboard Device” Menu.
22.Set the “USB Keyboard Support” to: Enabled, then press [Esc] to get
back to the previous menu.
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23.In the “Integrated Peripherals” Menu, use the arrow keys to select
“Super IO Device” Menu, and the press [Enter].
24.Set the “PWRON After PWR-Fail” to: Former-Sts
25.Press the [F10] button and then [Enter] to save the changes, the console
will attempt to re-boot. An error will appear saying there is no system disk,
at this point shutdown the console using the soft power button on the left
hand side.
Mark this process as Completed in the Process checklist above
This concludes section 4. Follow the Process Checklist.
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5.
Identifying the Hard Disk Drive type
During the years of production Avolites has fitted a number of drives
brands and types. There are different upgrades for different drive types. In
order to select the correct upgrade procedure identify which drive is fitted
in the console and mark it in the Process checklist above.
Note: Only one drive type can be selected.
Note: If the drive fitted is not listed in the Process Checklist contact
Avolites for support
Example of checklist when a Solid 2 is fitted
In the console locate the Drive (follow the RED SATA cable)
Identify which drive you have fitted and mark in the process checklist
Intel 330
Hitachi
Fujitsu
Toshiba
spinning disks no action required
Continued on the next page
Intel 320
OCZ Solid 2
OCZ Vertex 2
(Red label)
(Black label)
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process checklist
above
This concludes section 5. Follow the Process Checklist.
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6.
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD fitted, update procedure
6.1
Creating the OCZ Vertex 2 bootable USB stick
Download the OCZ Vertex 2 Update creator file from the Avolites Titan
Version 6 upgrade landing page www.avolites.com/V6Upgrade onto your
PC.
I- Insert the blank USB stick in your PC or Laptop
J- Open the downloaded Zip file and double click the “Avolites OCZ Vertex
2 Firmware Update Creator V1.37.exe”file, This will open a new window
with a brief copy of these instructions.
Note: Windows may warn you about running the application from a
compressed folder, select “Run” to continue. You may also get a
“Unknown Publisher” warning, select “Yes” in this case
K- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application
L- Select the USB stick from the Drives pull down menu
M- Click on “Install”, A new window with a progress bar is shown during
the creation of the stick data, a second window will appear that creates
the environment on USB stick, No user action is required on this
window.
N- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application once upgrade stick creation is
finished this will show a brief instruction on the firmware upgrade
process.
O- Click on “Close” to end the Avolites application and automatically eject
the USB stick.
P- Remove the USB stick from the PC.
Note: Please note that the SSD firmware upgrade USB stick made above
can be used on multiple consoles if they have the same SSD fitted
6.2
Upgrading an OCZ Vertex 2 Solid State Drive
Make sure the console BIOS upgrade is done
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Connect the USB stick in one of the USB ports at the back of the desk.
Plug in the External VGA screen
Plug in an external keyboard (Tiger Touch and Expert ShowSafe only)
Start-up the console AND press the [Delete] on the keyboard to enter
the BIOS.
5- When prompted, type in the password “68340” followed by [Enter], to
access the BIOS.
6- Once in the BIOS, use the arrow keys to select the “Advanced BIOS
Features” menu and [Enter] to open this.
7- Check that the “First Boot Device” is set to “USB Device” use the
8- Press the [F10] then [Y] to save the changes and then [Enter].
9- When the console restarts it will boot automatically into the memory
stick and requires no user action.
10- The updated will first start the “UNetbootin” environment and then
after 10 seconds the OCZ application
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11- The firmware will now be updated, and once completed the screen
should show firmware updated succeeded with a firmware version of
1.37 in green text
Note: The screen above will also show a failed message which can be
ignored
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Shut down the console and remove the stick
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process
checklist above
This concludes section 6. Follow the Process Checklist.
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7.
OCZ Solid 2 SSD fitted, update procedure
The OCS tool can only upgrade one version per cycle, therefore you may be
required to run this process, follow the instructions below.
7.1
Creating the bootable USB stick for OCZ Solid 2 Drives
Download the OCZ Solid 2 Update creator file from the Avolites Titan
Version 6 upgrade landing page www.avolites.com/V6Upgrade onto your PC.
A- Insert the blank USB stick in your PC or Laptop
B- Open the downloaded Zip file and double click the “Avolites OCZ Solid 2
Firmware Update Creator V170.exe” file, This will open a new window
with a brief copy of these instructions.
Note: Windows may warn you about running the application from a
compressed folder, select “Run” to continue. You may also get a
“Unknown Publisher” warning, select “Yes” in this case
C- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application
D- Select the USB stick from the Drives pull down menu
E- Click on “Install” , A new window with a progress bar is shown during
the creation of the stick data, a second window will appear that creates
the environment on USB stick, No user action is required on this
window.
F- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application once upgrade stick creation is
finished this will show a brief instruction on the firmware upgrade
process.
G- Click on “Close” to end the Avolites application and automatically eject
the USB stick.
H- Remove the USB stick from the PC.
Note: Please note that the SSD firmware upgrade USB stick made above
can be used on multiple consoles if they have the same SSD fitted
7.2
Upgrading the OCZ Solid 2 Solid State Drive firmware
Make sure the console BIOS upgrade is done
The Solid 2drive has been shipped with V1.5 and 1.6 firmware. Titan V6
requires this to be V1.7. The OCZ upgrade tool can only upgrade one
version at the time. Therefore the updater may have to be run twice.
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Connect the USB stick in one of the USB ports at the back of the desk.
Plug in the External VGA screen
Plug in an external keyboard (Tiger Touch and Expert ShowSafe only)
Start-up the console AND press the [Delete] on the keyboard to enter
the BIOS.
5- When prompted, type in the password “68340” followed by [Enter], to
access the BIOS.
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6- Once in the BIOS, use the arrow keys to select the “Advanced BIOS
Features” menu and [Enter] to open this.
7- Check that the “First Boot Device” is set to “USB Device” use the
8- Press the [F10] then [Y] to save the changes and then [Enter].
9- When the console restarts it will boot automatically into the memory
stick.
10- A warning message is displayed, Type [Y] to continue
11- The firmware will now be updated, and once completed the screen
should shows a the following line:
“Drive 0: OCZ-SOLID2 SNxxxxxxxx Rev: 1.7”
then continue to section 7.4
or
Drive 0: OCZ-SOLID2 SNxxxxxxxx Rev: 1.6
12- When the version is 1.6 shut down the console using the power button
13- Restart the console, the application will start again.
14- enter [Y] again to continue with the upgrade, once finished the version
should be:
“Drive 0: OCZ-SOLID2 SNxxxxxxxx Rev: 1.7”
continue with section 7.4
7.3
Solid 2 update conclusion
Shut down the console and remove the stick
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process
checklist above
This concludes section 7. Follow the Process Checklist.
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8.
Intel 320 SSD fitted, update procedure
The Intel 320 drive will be updated after Titan V6 is installed using Titan
HealthCheck, this process does not require a bootable disk .
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process
checklist above
This concludes section 8. Follow the Process Checklist.
9.
Fujitsu, Toshiba or Hitachi Spinning Drive or
Intel 330 SSD fitted
No software update is required for these drives
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process
checklist above.
This concludes section 9. Follow the Process Checklist.
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10. ECN-193 Tiger Touch Inverter Start-up delay
Tiger Touch consoles with serial number 899 to 968 will need a
modification to their LCD inverter. For this there is an ECN and parts kit
available from Avolites.
The parts kit order number is 8002-9193
The ECN information (ECN-0193.pdf) can be found on the Avolites website
support pages or the Titan Version 6 landing webpage:
www.avolites.com/V6Upgrade
Once the ECN has been applied mark this process as done by selecting one
drive type in the Process checklist above
This concludes section 10. Follow the Process Checklist.
11. ECN-194 Pearl Expert SSD DVD
Pearl Expert consoles with serial number 1445 to 1650 will need the SATA
CD drive cable removed.
The ECN information (ECN-0194.pdf) can be found on the Avolites website
support pages or the Titan Version 6 landing webpage:
www.avolites.com/V6Upgrade
Once the ECN has been applied mark ark this process as done by selecting
one drive type in the Process checklist above
This concludes section 11. Follow the Process Checklist.
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12. Creating a Recovery Stick
12.1 Which USB stick to use.
Tiger Touch and recent Pearl Expert consoles will have a USB recovery stick fitted
inside. When updating to V6 you can use this stick from the console, however
doing so will prevent you from going back to V5.
If you think there may be a need to go back to V5 then use a new USB stick.
It is important to leave the recovery stick that was used to update inside the
console. The reason for this is that you will have tested the USB stick and its
content.
The safest option is to fit both the original V5 and the new V6 stick inside the
console.
Note: If you decide to re-use the original stick (V5 or earlier),then delete the files
before installing V6 recovery on it.
12.2 Creating the Titan V6 recovery stick
The recovery stick is dependent on the console, therefore download the correct
recovery creator form the Avolites website
A- Insert the blank USB stick in your PC or Laptop
B- Double click on the downloaded “recovery stick creator.exe” file, This
will open a new window with a brief copy of these instructions.
Note: If the PC that you use is not running Vista or Windows 7 you will have to
make the stick bootable. The Installer will guide you on this by clicking the
“how to make a USB bootable..” link on the application.
Note: Windows may warn you about running the application from a compressed
folder, select “Run” to continue. You may also get a “Unknown Publisher”
warning, select “Yes” in this case
C- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application
D- Select the USB stick from the Drives pull down menu
E- Click on “Install” , A new window with a progress bar is shown during
the creation of the stick data, a second window will appear that creates
the environment on USB stick, No user action is required on this
window.
F- Click on “Next” in the Avolites application once upgrade stick creation is
finished this will show a brief instruction on the firmware upgrade
process.
G- Click on “Close” to end the Avolites application and automatically eject
the USB stick.
H- Remove the USB stick from the PC.
Note: We strongly advice you to make a stick for every console and use that
stick to update the console with and to leave it in the console as recovery stick.
This assures you that if a recovery is needed at a later date it will work.
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12.3 Installing Titan Version 6
The following actions are performed on the console.
1. Connect the USB stick in one of the USB ports at the back of the
Console.
2. Plug in the External VGA screen
3. Plug in an external keyboard (Tiger Touch and Expert ShowSafe only)
4. Start-up the console AND press the [Delete] on the keyboard to enter
the BIOS.
5. When prompted, type in the password “68340” followed by [Enter], to
access the BIOS.
6. Once in the BIOS, use the arrow keys to select the “Advanced BIOS
Features” menu and [Enter] to open this.
7. Check that the “First Boot Device” is set to “USB Device” use the
8. Press the [F10] then [Y] to save the changes and then [Enter].
9. When the console restarts it will boot automatically into the memory
stick which will install the Titan V6 software.
10. Accept the license agreement (scroll down to activate the agree button)
11. Type in the serial number of the consoles when prompted
12. Remove the stick when prompted,
13. The console will restart and fail on “Disk Boot failure” this is intentional,
power down the console using the front power button.
14. Start-up the console AND press the [Delete] on the keyboard to enter
the BIOS.
15. When prompted, type in the password “68340” followed by [Enter], to
access the BIOS.
16. Once in the BIOS, use the arrow keys to select the “Advanced BIOS
Features” menu and [Enter] to open this.
17. Check that the “First Boot Device” is set to “Hard Disk” use the
18. Press the [F10] then [Y] to save the changes and then [Enter].
19. Once Titan V6 is up (either with the normal screen layout or with the
HealthCheck window shut down the console
20. Expert consoles only:
In order to train the external screen orientation it is necessary to boot
the Pearl Expert without a screen attached and then attaching the
screen once booted, you will notice that the screen is upside down. At
this stage press the following 4 keys on the keyboard at the same
time: [ctrl], [alt], [shift] and [esc]. This will set the screen properly.
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process
checklist above
This concludes section 12. Follow the Process Checklist.
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13. HealthCheck
HealthCheck is a new utility which is run every time the console is started but will
only be displayed if an action is required.
The application checks various firmware versions to make sure that the console is
compatible and reliable to use.
A console that is up to date will not show the screen, a console that is not up to
date will show the screen similar to the one below
This one shows that the OCZ firmware needs updating.
You will always have the option of fixing a problem or continuing to use the
console. HealthCheck gives an indication of how long a fix may take. Obviously
ignoring HealthCheck has may reduce the stability of the console, however if you
are about to start a show this may be preferable to fixing at that moment in time.
13.1 Intel 320SSD fitted
Consoles fitted with the Intel 320 may need a firmware update, if this is required
(Red Cross next to the Intel drive name) click on “FIX” and the Titan HealthCheck
will update it for you.
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process
checklist above
This concludes section 13. Follow the Process Checklist.
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14. Internal Recovery stick
The recovery stick that was used to update the console should be fixed inside the
console.
Depending on your choice either re-fit the existing recovery back or fit a new one.
Make sure the recovery stick cannot come loose and block the CPU fan or Pearl
Expert drawer.
And finally…
14.1 Closing the Tiger Touch
Close the console, and fix using the 4 screws at the front edge of the console
14.2 Closing the Pearl Expert
Close the console, and fix using the 4 quarter turn screws around the front.
This nearly concludes the full Titan V6 upgrade, Thanks and congratulations from
the Avolites team….
Mark this process as done by selecting one drive type in the Process
checklist above
This concludes section 14. Follow the Process Checklist.
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15. Things that can go wrong
This update is far reaching and requires many steps to be followed precisely; it is
therefore possible to make a small mistake. Below is a list of problems and their
likely cause
Pearl Expert or
external USB
keyboard
After the BIOS upgrade the keyboard stops working when not in
the BIOS
Cause:
USB keyboard support not set in the BIOS
Resolution
BIOS “Integrated Peripherals” Menu, then enter the “Onboard
Device” Menu. Set the “USB Keyboard Support” to: Enabled,
Stick not
booting
BIOS, firmware or V6 stick not booting
Cause:
Removed the stick without ejecting
BIOS first boot device not set to USB device
USB stick can not be made bootable
USB stick removed before ejecting it
Resolution
Remake the USB stick
Press Exit then Select “Advanced BIOS features”
Set the “First Boot Device” to: USB Device
Find other brand/type of USB stick
Properly eject the USB stick in windows
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Appendix 1:
Navigating the BIOS menu on a Tiger touch
For the BIOS update we recommend using an external keyboard, but it is possible
to use the program panel buttons to emulate a keyboard as shown below.
Whilst performing this update
the four grey buttons below the
keypad will be used as Left, Up,
Down, and Right buttons
On the current desks these
buttons are called [Bkspace],
[Thro], [And] and [@ redo].
Use [Record Cue] for Yes.
[Copy/Move/Link] for PgUp .
[Speed] button for F10.
For the Disk update software the
external keyboard is required,
this will be made clear in the
instructions below
Appendix 2:
Navigating the BIOS menu on a Pearl Expert console
The Pearl Expert has a conventional keyboard in a drawer at the right front
of the desk, use this to navigate the BIOS and Firmware upgrade software
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