Here is a tale of woe....
Over the Christmas period my C860 sat in my pocket hardly used, until Christmas Day when I got a new 1GB CF card. This all worked fine for a while until everything froze. I pulled the battery and waited for a few minutes, as this usually fixes all and switched on. Nothing happened except the mail light started flashing repeatedly. I manage to get a reboot by power cycling lots of times but lots of weird thing started happening (sym links disappearing, qt freezing, application disappearing).
At this stage I was running Cacko 1.21b and knew it would be a couple of days until the new version so I thought, “I will just wait and reflash the new rom”. I did this, and for the two days it worked I can say 1.22 is great but the same things started happening.
It was at this stage I decided to investigate the service menus. I checked for bad nand blocks and yes there is one (or more) in the first block of the nand memory – the boot area. A full erase of the nand cleared a couple of bad blocks out of the higher addresses but the one in the boot area is always left. This has left my Zaurus unusable.
The worst thing is that I got it cheap on ebay so no warranty and return to Japan for repair is likely to work out more expensive than just biting the bullet and getting a new one from shirtpocket with a warranty service.
So at the end of the day instead of a c860 with 1GB CF and new leather case I am having to use my old, reliable sl-5500 (with the 1 GB CF )
I have trawled the zug and googled for the last couple of days but if any one has any ideas let me know. I am now at the stage I will try anything.