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« on: November 30, 2006, 12:01:42 pm »
Hi All,

I've been playing around with pdaXrom(beta3) and Cacko on a new Z, and decided to try the latest pdaXrom.

Installed Uboot which seemed to kick off OK, the screen scrolled showing "writing...." (or something similar) and then said rebooting....

...but it never rebooted, it shutdown and never came came back up.

Now there seems to be no life in it at all, no service menu etc to work with.

The *only* activity I can get is when powering up with C+D, I get flashing yellow and green lights.......and that's it, they just keep on flashing, what does that mean ?

Would be grateful if anyone can advise how I can resuscitate the Z.

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 12:05:55 pm »
So you did the U-boot portion... now it is time to load the OS

did you uplug... remove the battery and do the "Hold OK and plug in AC" step?

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 02:49:34 pm »
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So you did the U-boot portion... now it is time to load the OS

did you uplug... remove the battery and do the "Hold OK and plug in AC" step?

Late
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I did, many times, but the thing is dead. I've left it unplugged for several hours, will try again this evening.

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Well that's good to know  

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 03:15:41 pm »
Just making sure... no battery in... and no power source connected... you hold the OK key down... prior to pluging the ac adapter in... (battery still removed)...

Then while still holding down the OK you plug in the AC adapter?

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 05:11:04 pm »
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Just making sure... no battery in... and no power source connected... you hold the OK key down... prior to pluging the ac adapter in... (battery still removed)...

Then while still holding down the OK you plug in the AC adapter?

Thanks
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Well, I just did *exactly* as you say, but still nothing, no activity whatsoever.

Any ideas ?

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 05:34:31 pm »
I'd try to reinstall uboot (same procedure).

Make sure your card (sd or cf) is ok. I had to reformat mine a few times.
How did you copy the files on the card, I had to do it with different devices before I had success. Now I know my mini-sd-thumb-drive is the best.
I had to reformat the card between install of u-boot and install of the system.

MAKE SURE THERE IS ONLY ONE CARD IN THE Z.

Sorry, don't mean to shout, but I forgot to remove my cf and had to keep on trying.

You should at least see led-activity.

Don't give up,
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006, 09:00:44 am »
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I'd try to reinstall uboot (same procedure).

Make sure your card (sd or cf) is ok. I had to reformat mine a few times.
How did you copy the files on the card, I had to do it with different devices before I had success. Now I know my mini-sd-thumb-drive is the best.
I had to reformat the card between install of u-boot and install of the system.

MAKE SURE THERE IS ONLY ONE CARD IN THE Z.

Sorry, don't mean to shout, but I forgot to remove my cf and had to keep on trying.

You should at least see led-activity.

Don't give up,
Chero.
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I only have one card in the Z at one time.

I used a 16mb SD card for U-boot and installed via the Service Menu.

I used a 1gb SD card for the OS, and have reformatted fat16 and fat32 via WinXP in a USB multicard reader. I guess the only other option I have is to stick it in a Camera and format it that way.

I guess I could also try installing from CF, and I have another camera to format that also, so I still have some options to try.

The worrying thing is that I see no sign of life at all, no lights or evidence that it's even trying to read the card (but the lack of lights might be normal).

On the other hand buttons C+D on boot gives flashing lights (but does nothing else), so something is working.

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006, 09:10:14 am »
That's usual....

I have got several 'versions' of pdaxrom beta*  on-hand so that different kinds of dogs can be flashed accordingly.

If one version cannot be flashed in one machine, try another beta 'version' until that beta version can be flashed in finally...
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006, 01:54:19 pm »
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That's usual....

I have got several 'versions' of pdaxrom beta*  on-hand so that different kinds of dogs can be flashed accordingly.

If one version cannot be flashed in one machine, try another beta 'version' until that beta version can be flashed in finally...
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Still no luck, tried different cards and different sizes, formatted in XP and in camera, no joy. I'm convinced it's not even trying to read the cards, even the 16mb SD card that I installed U-boot from originally (via menus)

aw crap

??

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 03:52:13 pm »
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That's usual....

I have got several 'versions' of pdaxrom beta*  on-hand so that different kinds of dogs can be flashed accordingly.

If one version cannot be flashed in one machine, try another beta 'version' until that beta version can be flashed in finally...
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=147687\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Still no luck, tried different cards and different sizes, formatted in XP and in camera, no joy. I'm convinced it's not even trying to read the cards, even the 16mb SD card that I installed U-boot from originally (via menus)

aw crap

??
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I guess my last option is to download the NAND backup from Trisoft and restore that ?

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2006, 11:46:50 pm »
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That's usual....

I have got several 'versions' of pdaxrom beta*  on-hand so that different kinds of dogs can be flashed accordingly.

If one version cannot be flashed in one machine, try another beta 'version' until that beta version can be flashed in finally...
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=147687\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

Still no luck, tried different cards and different sizes, formatted in XP and in camera, no joy. I'm convinced it's not even trying to read the cards, even the 16mb SD card that I installed U-boot from originally (via menus)

aw crap

??
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I guess my last option is to download the NAND backup from Trisoft and restore that ?
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Hi im new to these forums.  i have the exact same problem.  now i try to instal rom and it goes through the process but when its time to reboot, it goes blank and the hdd light goes on and it just stays like that.  oh, and i have the 3200 and i previously installed cacko 1.23.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2006, 02:38:01 am »
the nand restore worked.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2006, 02:41:19 am »
Glad to hear something worked!  
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2006, 06:05:01 pm »
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Glad to hear something worked! 
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.....and just to confirm mine is fixed now too.......woohoo.

The trick was to use Fn + D + M to get the service menu, the Fn seems to bypass the battery charge check (seems mine was low). Did a NAND restore from Conics and now I'm back on Cacko 1.23.......which I think I'll stick with (no offence :-)

Anyway, thanks for the advice

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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2006, 06:22:45 pm »
In due time you will be back :-)

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