I recently cranked up Genie 2. First of all a new update for Genie 2 was available, so I updated Genie. Then I just connected my OPN S1 Rechargeable aids up to new Genie 2 (v 2019.2) and it told me Firmaware 8 was available for my aids. So, I then tried tried to update to Firmware 8 from 7.
“No can do” using NoahLink Wireless device. It said I needed to connect with cables. I went to the Genie Help Menu for compatible cable programming device for the OPN S aids. It said use to old Hi-Pro USB with CS53 cables.
This posed a problem as I thought the device was sealed and only Oticon could open it. (I have previously paid a small fortune to Oticon for them to replace the rechargeable batteries after I ruined them by putting the aids in the charger backwards …reversed polarity).
Well bugger me, I found a tiny opening in the base of the aids where a very thin pin will pop open the battery door and you can remove the battery yourself.
Question…Is a standard rechargeable 312 type battery compatible with the OPN S miniRite R? I see the rechargeable 312s for sale at about $20 each.
Anyway, once the battery door was opened, I found a CS53 cable can be slid in to position in the crack near the door hinge just like in the old days. It is a fiddly job as the crack is a tight one. Once installed, the update page recognized the aids and updated them to Firmware 8.
Question…I am sure last time I updated them to Firmware 7 from 6, the job was done wirelessly using NoahLink Wireless. Have I lost it and my memory deceives me? Or has Genie 2 v 2019.2 disabled the wireless firmware update feature that I thought was in Genie 2 v 2019.1?
Question…Assuming that memory does serve me, is it possible that Oticon disabled the wireless firmware update in new Genie 2 to protect the aids is case of wireless interrupt during the process (I am assuming that the wired update is more reliable)?