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Ashley King
post Aug 26 2006, 06:32 PM
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I'm deeply saddened. I wanted to try pdaXrom on my (almost new) 860, so I followed the instructions exactly. I've installed and upgraded OZ a number of times, so it was really nothing new, except for the part where the install finished and my handheld froze. Now, it won't turn on.

I think I've tried everything... I haven't been able to find any detailed descriptions of any of the emergency recovery options... the D+M and all of those... I've tried everything I could find, but I haven't been able to get it to do anything, except briefly (maybe a sixth of a second) flash the charge light when I plug in the power supply.

I don't know if I'm not doing them right, but people seem pretty confident that these things can't be truly bricked. I use my Zaurus all the time, throughout the day. I feel lost without it. I would like to retain the data that's on it, but I would rather get it back empty and have to start over than to be without it.

Does anyone have any information that might be useful?

Thanks,
Ashley
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Cresho
post Aug 26 2006, 06:52 PM
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so you tried pdaxrom on the device? Correct me if im wrong but doesnt one type of pdaxrom remove the nand utilities?
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post Aug 27 2006, 01:53 AM
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See : In case a backup won't work (and only then !)
there:
http://www.trisoft.de/en_c860howto.htm
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Ashley King
post Aug 30 2006, 05:01 PM
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QUOTE(Cresho @ Aug 26 2006, 09:52 PM)
so you tried pdaxrom on the device?  Correct me if im wrong but doesnt one type of pdaxrom remove the nand utilities?
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I believe you're right... I just didn't know that when I tried it. I had a 5500 for years (loved it) and I'm fairly new to the clamshell models. I didn't know how bad it could get.
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Ashley King
post Aug 30 2006, 05:03 PM
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QUOTE(pgas @ Aug 27 2006, 04:53 AM)
See : In case a backup won't work (and only then !)
there:
http://www.trisoft.de/en_c860howto.htm
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Thanks... That information is more detailed than what I've been able to find so far. Unfortunately, it's still not working. I can't even turn the little guy on. I follow the steps on that page exactly and nothing happens. I'll keep trying, though... I'm not quite ready to give up, yet.
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TRIsoft
post Aug 31 2006, 12:45 AM
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Hi,
QUOTE(Ashley King @ Aug 31 2006, 02:03 AM)
Unfortunately, it's still not working.  I can't even turn the little guy on.  I follow the steps on that page exactly and nothing happens.  I'll keep trying, though... I'm not quite ready to give up, yet.

try the "special Zaurus Diag Vodoo":
Same procedure like trying to start the normal Diag, but use the
"FN"(!) + "D" + "M" keys.
Complete steps are in this thread:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...=19939&hl=vodoo

This should bring your Zaurus back to life.

Fingers crossed

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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Ashley King
post Aug 31 2006, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Aug 31 2006, 03:45 AM)
Hi,
try the "special Zaurus Diag Vodoo":
Same procedure like trying to start the normal Diag, but use the
"FN"(!) + "D" + "M" keys.
Complete steps are in this thread:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...=19939&hl=vodoo

This should bring your Zaurus back to life.

Fingers crossed


biggrin.gif YIPPEEEEEE, Huray and stuff. You're my new Best Friend. That's what I needed. And now I'm no longer afraid to try new OSes on my little box. I'm so happy that, if I had a web server, I would dedicate space to repositories for the Open Source Project.

He's home safe, his nose is wet, and we would like to thank those who helped. smile.gif

Hugs,
Ashley
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TRIsoft
post Sep 1 2006, 12:36 AM
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Hi Ash,
QUOTE(Ashley King @ Sep 1 2006, 02:36 AM)
He's home safe, his nose is wet, and we would like to thank those who helped. smile.gif

nice to have one more Zaurus revived successfully biggrin.gif

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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