MS-1715 TV tuner drivers

dopeybloke

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Hi all,
I have a laptop I can't find the right drivers for the tv card.

MSI MS-1715b Megabook  or  could be 17154-B021AU.
1833Mhz T2400 processor.
Windows 7 ultimate.

The tv card is one that is built inside the laptop, and the antenna socket is on the left-hand side at the back.
Windows says the hardware ID is : usb\vid_14AA&pid_0221&rev_0521&MI_00.

I need the driver and I need the program to view the tv.
I don't know what the viewing program is called. Maybe you can help with that. Windows Media Center wouldn't run it.

The MSI downloads page takes me to the drivers for an L745. I don't know if this is right. The webcam driver from this page worked but the tv drivers don't. The driver installer says that the drivers are installed correctly but windows says there are no drivers for the tv.

I would also like to try a bios upgrade if I can find the right model for the drivers.

P.S.  I tried MSI Live Update 5, and it says all my drivers are up to date ??????

Please help if you can,
Dopeybloke
 

dopeybloke

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Thanks for the super fast reply.

Do I need to add the bios update file to this flashing tool to get just a report ?
 

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just the report, when main sreen popup, choose exit
 

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Is this it ?


MSIHQ: Information detected by MSIHQ Tool ver: 1.19F1
MSIHQ: Report generated in Mon 25/07/2011 at 12:39:36.32
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Mainboard: 
PCB Version: 
BIOS Version: 080012
BIOS Date:  8/04/2006
EC-FW Version: 
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Yep, but its not usefull for your case as its too old... :bonk:
Go to BIOS Setup and look in system information and paste info here.
 

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dopeybloke said:
The bios says :

Bios version : A1037IMS V1.01 08/04/06
EC Version : 1.9
Use those drivers: http://eu.msi.com/product/nb/L745.html#/?div=Driver&os=Vista%2032
Either Wideviewer TV Tuner_Hybrid or Wideviewer TV Tuner_Digital depend of your tuner type
 

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They are the drivers I already tried and they don't work.
The driver installer says that the drivers are installed correctly but windows says there are no drivers for the tv.
 

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the drivers are correct one.
trty the second package, they are 2 types, maybe you're installing the wrong one.
 

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I did try both.

Do you think it might be win7 causing the problem ?

Oh and what is the viewing program and where would I download it ?...I could see if it gives errors.
 

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dopeybloke said:
Do you think perhaps I should update the bios ?
no

Windows 7 ultimate.
what exactly? 32bit, 64bit?
also does the TV Tuner ever worked before?
And are you sure that you have such? It could be optional
 

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Sorry ..Win7 ultimate 32bit. Also, the laptop has 2Gb of ram.

Don't know the history of the tv card, I've only just acquired this laptop.

and yes I have seen the card, it resides in a drawer that slides out after removing one screw.
I could not find any thing written on the tuner board when I removed it to have a look.

The reports I've received are :
The MSI TV receiver installer - installation successful.
Win7 Control panel driver update done manually through device manager - Windows could not find driver software for your device.
From device Manager, the properties for the tuner states - Drivers not installed. There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
In the device > properties > details, all of the properties list elements have data.

Basically, the computer knows the tuner is there and knows what it is, but tells me that the driver is not suitable.

 

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From device Manager, the properties for the tuner states - Drivers not installed. There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.
have you tried manual install and point to the driver itself? [.inf file]
 

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Yes, and I even forced the driver to install (even though windows said not to) and the computer blue screened and shutdown "to prevent damage".
I had to restart with the last known working system to get it going again.
 

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looks like that they are for vista only then
 

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You wouldn't think that there would be too much difference between win7 and vista.

If I repartition this laptop Vista, install the drivers and then upgrade to win7, do you think the tv would keep working ??
That is....assuming if it works with vista.
 
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