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MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmware]

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MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmware]

Postby TheRulesLawyer » 14 Mar 2014, 23:14

Anyone want to/willing to do some sort of rental/sharing of a mstar unit to get the firmware upgrades? If someone has one, maybe paypal them the cost minus a bit, and then send it on to the next person. Not like its a device most of us need to use more than once.
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MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmware]

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 15 Mar 2014, 14:56

What is an MSTAR ISP?
The MSTAR ISP is a small hardware device that allows you to install new V2 firmwares on BENQ Z-Series monitors. For more information, see: DIY Firmware Upgrade Instructions for doing it yourself, or getting a BENQ service center to do it for you.

Easier Way Without MSTAR ISP
If you have not purchased your BENQ Z-Series, you can get an XL2411Z / XL2420Z / XL2720Z with Version 2 firmware already preinstalled.


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TheRulesLawyer wrote:Anyone want to/willing to do some sort of rental/sharing of a mstar unit to get the firmware upgrades? If someone has one, maybe paypal them the cost minus a bit, and then send it on to the next person. Not like its a device most of us need to use more than once.

This is a good idea. We welcome users collaborating themselves to sell MSTAR ISP units to each other for the specific purposes of upgrading BENQ Z-Series monitors.

Although Blur Busters Forum rules specifically prohibit Buy, Sell & Trade (to prevent fraud), we will permit Buy/Sell/Trade of MSTAR ISP units within this specific thread since these are low priced units (~$40) and would not currently be likely fraud targets at this time. Since they are likely one-time-use devices, it makes sense to recycle units to the next user cheaply and quickly, and faster shipping than receiving a package from China. No other buy/sell/trade is permitted (even by PM) since we are concerned about potential fraud, especially on big-ticket items -- please use ebay or other mechanisms. However MSTAR ISP is something extremely specific, and not a very highly desired item anyway (like iphones and laptops) except for owners of BENQ Z-Series (like us!).

I hereby make this thread the:
Official MSTAR ISP Buy/Sell/Trade Thread
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby LogicElite » 16 Mar 2014, 16:23

I currently own a kit. The kit will be available for rent or sell once the monitor will be updated :) (i'm in Canada)

Here a picture:
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby Godimas » 16 Mar 2014, 16:57

Awesome dude. I would love to take you up on that. Just received my XL2720Z on Friday. it is a pretty sexy screen already. Cant wait to see how much better it looks once its updated.
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby whilson » 16 Mar 2014, 18:20

need it also for rent :P somebody from germany ?:S
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby TheRulesLawyer » 16 Mar 2014, 18:29

LogicElite wrote:I currently own a kit. The kit will be available for rent or sell once the monitor will be updated :)

Here a picture:
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Let me know when you're done. I'll update and pass it on forward.
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby Lilianrira » 17 Mar 2014, 21:46

Looks like I'm probably going to need one too, although being in the UK I'm not sure about the postage costs. I'll give contacting BENQ a go first. :)
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby cybrnook » 18 Mar 2014, 15:01

I as well would like to rent/purchase one from a user.

I live in the United States (Michigan)

Please PM me
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby kuschluk » 18 Mar 2014, 17:14

I am in Germany - Deutschland / Rheinland-Pfalz - kann das Teil abgeben nach erfolgreichem flash ~ 62€ incl. Porto Deutschlandweit. Hab beim chinesen 67$ gezahlt.
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Re: MSTAR ISP rent/buy/sell/trade [upgrade BENQ to V2 firmwa

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 19 Mar 2014, 02:01

UPDATE:
The DIY Firmware Instructions have now been published!


NOTE: Today; a Blur Busters reader also wrote in, that if you know how to use a soldering iron, there is an even cheaper method by connecting the DDC lines of a VGA cable to the parallel printer port (circuit board diagram will be published shortly). However, this method is currently untested by end users, so I can't guarantee it (yet). The MSTAR ISP method is prepackaged, much easier, and fully tested. For tests on the printer port method, post a new thread separate of this one.
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