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> Nand Restore Format Error, everytime i try to restore the SYST5600
FishNiX
post Mar 15 2006, 04:32 PM
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Hi all -
i have a 'bricked' zaurus but i am lucky enough to be in the D+M+Reset button menu mode. I have tried both a PXA250 and a PXA255 SYST5600.DBK NAND restore image and both fail with:

Restore....failed
format error

has anoyone seen this before? ive tried multiple CF cards and a SD card as well as a DBK from a 250 and a DBK from a 255... i always get this error. i'm pretty sure if i shutdown now i will totally hose myself since its probably deleted the NAND but been unable to write it back...

anyone have suggestions or help? i'd love to be able to use my Zaurus again sad.gif
thanks!

EDIT: one thing i forgot... i *was* able to take a NAND Backup of the current image and Restore it (although this is basically useless, it shows that the it *can* be writtten right?)
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rokugo
post Mar 16 2006, 10:53 AM
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Based on this old thread http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2897&hl=nand :

A NAND Restore process is in two parts. First the existing NAND is erased, and then the new NAND image is written. The "format error" message apparently means the NAND erase part was unsuccessful (for whatever reason).
So you need to manually erase the NAND flash fully, before executing the NAND Restore.
There should be "NAND Flash Full Erase" option somewhere in your Zaurus' Service Menu.

disclaimer: I've never had to do a NAND full erase, and I take no responsibility/blame for the above suggestion. But in your case how much worse can it get. smile.gif


Good luck.
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FishNiX
post Mar 16 2006, 05:16 PM
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QUOTE(rokugo @ Mar 16 2006, 12:53 PM)
Based on this old thread http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2897&hl=nand :

A NAND Restore process is in two parts. First the existing NAND is erased, and then the new NAND image is written. The "format error" message apparently means the NAND erase part was unsuccessful (for whatever reason).
So you need to manually erase the NAND flash fully, before executing the NAND Restore.
There should be  "NAND Flash Full Erase" option somewhere in your Zaurus' Service Menu.

disclaimer: I've never had to do a NAND full erase, and I take no responsibility/blame for the above suggestion. But in your case how much worse can it get.  smile.gif


Good luck.
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i dont seem to have that option in my menu... huh.gif
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rokugo
post Mar 17 2006, 03:38 AM
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You're out of luck then...
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brique_de_luxe
post Mar 19 2006, 05:20 PM
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Hello,

I had such a probleme (resolved somewhere in OE forum). Did you tried to format your memory card under a DOS command ? Was a success for me.

Good luck

QUOTE(FishNiX @ Mar 16 2006, 01:32 AM)
Hi all -
i have a 'bricked' zaurus but i am lucky enough to be in the D+M+Reset button menu mode.  I have tried both a PXA250 and a PXA255 SYST5600.DBK NAND restore image and both fail with:

Restore....failed
format error

has anoyone seen this before?  ive tried multiple CF cards and a SD card as well as a DBK from a 250 and a DBK from a 255... i always get this error.  i'm pretty sure if i shutdown now i will totally hose myself since its probably deleted the NAND but been unable to write it back...

anyone have suggestions or help?  i'd love to be able to use my Zaurus again sad.gif
thanks!

EDIT: one thing i forgot... i *was* able to take a NAND Backup of the current image and Restore it (although this is basically useless, it shows that the it *can* be writtten right?)
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BROse
post Apr 26 2006, 09:18 PM
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Made a brick out of my 5600 also, called repair back east somewere. Told them, got off e-bay, all ready to pay $50.00+$10.00 ship, boxed it up sent it off....... 2 weeks 2 WEEKS it was back in my hands said needed to reformat rom. cost $0.00 thats right $0.00 I was floored some thing had to be wrong......nope
FREE. Well thats my story and I'm sticken to it. good day
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post May 23 2006, 01:37 AM
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Have you tried a different image?

In the current thread "Best rom for SL-5600?" There is a link to a site containing backups for both 250 and 255 chips.

Try one of those!
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