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Ashley King
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
Cresho
so you tried pdaxrom on the device? Correct me if im wrong but doesnt one type of pdaxrom remove the nand utilities?
pgas
See : In case a backup won't work (and only then !)
there:
http://www.trisoft.de/en_c860howto.htm
Ashley King
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.
Ashley King
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.
TRIsoft
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
Ashley King
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
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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