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mtnkill
post Aug 11 2005, 12:06 PM
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I have an Akita (C1000). I did a NAND backup of my SHARP ROM to a CF, and then reflashed to install pdaXrom. I played with pdaXrom for a while, but now want to reflash back to my SHARP image. The restore recognizes my backup file, but after a few seconds of trying to restore, it reports that there is a format error.

What are my options? Is this a problem with the image, or my NAND? Is it due to something pdaXrom does with the flash memory? Is there a particular method for reflashing after installing a different image (pdaXrom)?

I'm currently running a 'Zaurus Test' on my NAND, and will see what that reports.

What else can I do? I saw on one of the other forums where someone reformatted the CF card and copied the backup file back onto it. I'm thinking I may try that next.

Thanks for any tips.

shane
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mtnkill
post Aug 11 2005, 12:28 PM
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Update: No errors reported from the flash test, and my CF card is formatted for FAT (not FAT32).

I'm out of ideas...I don't suppose I should try to erase my flash...?
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post Aug 11 2005, 01:18 PM
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Shane,

the solution is simple: Try another CF or SD card.
The Zaurus is very fussy if it comes to NAND-Restore.
Even cards that work without problems in the Zaurus
may not work for a NAND-Restore.

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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mtnkill
post Aug 12 2005, 05:44 AM
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QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Aug 11 2005, 05:18 PM)
Shane,

the solution is simple: Try another CF or SD card.
The Zaurus is very fussy if it comes to NAND-Restore.
Even cards that work without problems in the Zaurus
may not work for a NAND-Restore.

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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Hi Marc,

Thanks for the tip...I was going to try it this morning, but when I tried to power up my Akita, it appears to be dead. I plugged in the AC, removed the battery for a bit, hit the reset, everything. Nothing is happening, and it doesn't appear to be charging. I'm going to let it sit on the AC for a bit to see if it gets some life back. This happened once before about a month after I bought it. I had to leave it plugged in overnight and it was able to boot the next morning. I'm wondering if something caused the battery to drain completely down.

By the way, don't you ever sleep? smile.gif

shane
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mtnkill
post Aug 13 2005, 07:05 AM
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Update:

No love. After stying on the AC for almost 24 hours, it still will not boot. AC doesn't give me the yellow 'charging' light, on/off doesn't do anything. Taking the battery out, hitting reset, nothing.

What the heck happened...all I did was try to do a NAND restore, then did a test of the NAND.

I'm thinking I need to send it back to Streamline for investigation. Crap.

shane
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TRIsoft
post Aug 13 2005, 08:20 AM
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Shane,

no way to enter the service menu anymore ?

Try the following:
- battery out
- AC off
- press and hold "FN"+"D"+"M"
- battery in
- flip battery switch
- plug AC

What happens ?

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By the way, don't you ever sleep? smile.gif 

Yes, i remember doing this biggrin.gif

///TRIsoft

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mtnkill
post Aug 15 2005, 06:53 AM
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Latest update: I was able to boot to the service menu after disconnecting everything, letting it sit for a bit, then putting the battery back in. I downloaded the NAND image from the TriSoft website, and it allowed me to restore that one. Not sure why it didn't like the image I created directly from my machine, but hey, it worked.

I restored a backup from a recent backup file I took, and am back in business on the Sharp ROM. I still need to install Tetsu's kernel, etc, but it is working at least.

I'll be sticking with this for a little bit before trying another image. Thanks for the help, Marc!!

shane
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