How do you find the exact Firmware version installed on your 5005? Is it a combination of keys while in setup mode on exit?
Press setup and look at your serial number. If it is in the following format:
The “bolded” group is your FW number. So for example. When I first purchased my machine it was:
After updating to FW 1098 ES3 file it changed to:
After updating to FW 1098 ES5 file and hacking to disable MV and enable 3 Hr. mode it changed again to:
Excellent, thanks for the quick reply.
How does one hack away the MV and enable 3 hr record?
Do a search for ILOHacker. This program can do it for you, but there have been some concerns about copatibility with all models. The FW can also be hacked manually using a hex editor, but you need to know exactly what you are doing.