Khadas VIM3L HTPC Kit!

thanks kostaman

So I updated my VIM3L to latest Corelec via the menu of CoreELEC and now my VIM wont boot. I just noticed that there is a warning on top o fhtis thread not to update to 9.2.1 for VIM3L users. Putting the issue aside that it this was available via the menu options of CoreELEC, how do I recover my Vim3L, bearing in mind I have only access to Mac or Linux (mint) computers?? Its so hard to find clear guides anywhere?

There is instructions I posted earlier in this thread if you read up.

You can flash the nightly once you have recovered your device.

Considering how new these devices are, it’s not really that surprising, is it? :thinking:
There are those that are busy figuring things out, mostly for the benefit of others not so capable. The latter, naturally, have to wait patiently for the guides to become clear enough for them to confidently follow.
The question of how clear a guide is will differ from person to person. :wink:

I installed the latest nightly, but the Power button still does not turn on the device. When to expect a fix?

Open CoreELEC configuration addon
Hardware Tab
IR Remote Power Code and choose Khadas
Then Inject BL301 Blob

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Thanks, it works.

Hello,is it normal that wake on lan doesn’t work on latest nightly? Other than that I haven’t found any bugs the little bit I used it . thanks!

CoreELEC Configuration Addon
Hardware Tab and see it is enabled.

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The Wake on.lan option is enabled,it does work from suspend but not from power off .is that normal?

Think about it. “Wake on LAN” - not “Power ON on LAN”.
The name does actually does explain that it should wake from suspend (aka sleep), not from completely OFF. :wink:

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Nothing to do with the name if you own a Vim3 Pro.
The Vim3 Pro will wake from Power Off simply by sending a wake up call
using the Wake Up option Kodi Official Remote.

Haha I do !
I just don’t see the need for (or use) WOL for these devices since, I’m always sitting in front of them, when I use them for watching a movie or the like and so the ON button works just fine.
I’ve always used Harmony remotes with all of my boxes, regardless of Brand, so they all just “come on” from whatever mode whenever I turn on the ‘Watch a Movie’ activity :wink:
You live and learn eh? :rofl:

I own vim3l and only wakes up from suspend, not power off , I am using Core too , I Also tried wake up the vim3l from my router just in case , but doesn’t work. So it should wake up the device from power off state too?

WOL wake up from power off or suspend is working here fine. You will need to inject BL301:

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Anyone know if we can order these from China again yet?

There is a link in the first post of this thread, try it

Is there any new firmware image for vim 3l.
Because my usb hdd not detected on this firmware.

The vim USB ports are quite underpowered. One will be stronger than the other. This can cause problems with juice hungry peripherals like HDD. I would use a powered hub.


My Vim3L has issues with two different powered hubs. It will not boot with either of them plugged in. It will with unpowered hubs (my HDD are all self powered) It will recognize one of my upowered hubs but will not recognize more than two drives no matter what configuration (including 2 in hub and one connected to USB 3 port).
My solution was to turn my LePotato into a NAS NFS server (OpenMediaVault), which works but is not my ideal. I like the Vim and with the latest nightlies it really feels rock solid except for this.