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Onyx postershop 7.0

Discussion in 'RIP Software & Color Management' started by Ditchmiester, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Ditchmiester

    Ditchmiester Active Member

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    We just bought a used ColorSpan 72UVR and it came with onyx 6.5 and an upgrade to 7.0 that they had never used. I've never used onyx so I'm wondering which version should I use to run this printer.
     
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  2. Ditchmiester

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    DOes Onyx use a Dongle or a software key code to activate it. When we purchased the Printer it came with an unopened box for Onyx 7.0 but there was not a dongle in the package. Would it have come with their first version which was 6.5?
     
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    Needs a USB dongle but don't bother those versions are ancient, get onyx productionhouse 10.
     
  4. J Hill Designs

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    yep I have onyx 6.5 and 7.0 with no dongle that came with a printer from auction. They seem useless w/o dongle.
     
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    We found the same thing. Picked up 6.5 and an untouched 7 from the same guy. 7 had no dongle, but something about 6.5 didn't match up to our expectations. I think only 7 had the Ultra drivers or something, can't remember. ANYWAY, install 6.5, upgrade to 7, and use the dongle that was associated with 6.5. No problems.
     
  6. Ditchmiester

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    Okay sounds good. I contacted the guy today and he shipped out the dongle so I should be good to go tomorrow when I get it in. I'm going to be running it on my new Samsung Series 7 Laptop. Its quad core i7 with 8 gigs of ram. Is this a powerful enough computer to run Onyx and rip files for UV printers.
     
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    So I have received the dongle and I am trying to install it but it says there is an issue with the hardware key. When I try to install Version 7 it tells me my Key is .-1074790400 and to contact my dealer. Any ideas what I should do next?
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    might be a problem with using win7 - I'd try on XP before losing all hope
     
  9. Maxx7441

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    You may need to swith to a machine with XP Pro
     
  10. genericname

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    Try using the old key. Seriously.

    Failing that, do the XP thing as suggested. I switched back from 7 to XP a while ago, and can't remember why, but I know it was due to some kind of RIP compatibility thing.
     
  11. Ditchmiester

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    I've tried it on an XP Machine and I get a message about the key not being compatible. I went to onyx's website and found an updated driver for Windows 7 but i'm still getting this error. See image.
     

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  12. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    maybe the key got damaged...
     
  13. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Do you have the HASP driver for the dongle?
     
  14. Ditchmiester

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    I downloaded the HASP driver from Onyx's website. I don't think the key got damaged but I wasn't up there when they packed up the printer and brought it back to our shop. Actually they forgot to give us the dongle and they shipped it to me UPS and it came in a very well packaged box I don't think it would have been damaged from shipping. Version 7 says I don't have the right key, will I need to get a new key from my dealer or can they just update the one I have now?
     
  15. Ditchmiester

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    Okay Onyx was a huge help they sent me the key update and I was able to get 7.3.2 installed.
     
  16. Ditchmiester

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    Decided to go ahead with the upgrade to 10.2. Should be a good thing I think. Also advantage through in 3 hours of training. Good thing because I've still never used Onyx.
     
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