Sony HB-F9S Firmware

By djh1697

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05-08-2017, 23:05

Is there any way to change the language to English? I think it is in Spanish? Is there a way to disable the firmware?

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By hamlet

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06-08-2017, 00:15

You guessed well, S brands the spanish version of the HB-9.
You can skip the software by pressing the GRAPH key during start up.
There is a great article in the wiki of about your machine.
If the rom is soldered, you may easily remove the chip, that´s the way you can get rid off the build in program in Philips VG8220, and previous Sonys. You may dump the P ROM on a chip and replace the spanish one.
The international P version had the possibility to change language between english, dutch, french and italian.

By djh1697

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06-08-2017, 00:50

thank you

By gdx

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06-08-2017, 11:33

I recommend you to remove the ROM that content the firmware. The MSX will be easier to use and will have better compatibility with software and hardware.

By djh1697

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06-08-2017, 15:13

@gdx I have had no issues with compatibility, it is just annoying to see it on startup. Should i ever sell the computer, it's value will be depreciated too, it was a free gift though, i have already spent over £250 on it though, with a MFR SD and will be hopefully getting a Carnivore2 in due course.

By Lord_Zett

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06-08-2017, 16:11

pull out the rom done.

By msxAga

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15-08-2017, 09:50

djh1697 you can easily change the language from Spanish to English/French/Italian.
Once in the the firmware program, just go to INICIALIZACIÓN → Idiomas, choose the one you want, exit and you're done Smile

By djh1697

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15-08-2017, 11:16

@msxAga Thank you Wink