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dstrebel

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« on: September 22, 2004, 01:25:42 am »
I tried flashing my 5500 with OZ 3.5 now after it flashes it wont turn on. How can I tell if it's dead or what is the proper way of installing OZ 3.5. I have installed OZ 3.2 and 3.3 plenty of times and nothing like this happend. PLEASE HELP!!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2004, 02:38:13 am »
Calm down, and first try re-flashing. First OZ 3.5.1, then go backwards trying other ROM images, like OZ 3.3.5, or 3.2. If none of them work, then tell us so, and we'll offer more suggestions.
Sorry. I just don't have the time...

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2004, 08:45:12 am »
Is there any other ways to access a CF card besides finding somebody with a pda

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2004, 09:38:23 am »
You can get a CF reader for a PC (USB connection).  I got one at Radio Shack for about $20.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2004, 10:53:58 am »
There are also (electro-mechanical?) PCMCIA <-> CF adapters (I got one with my SanDisk WLAN card). I now use it to directly access CF cards in my Notebook.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2004, 07:29:49 pm »
Whenever I had a bad flashing experinece with oz, (which happens) the most effective solution I came up with is to reflash the sharp rom. This always works, then from there reflash oz. A few months ago I flashed oz without plugging in the ac adapter. This totally bricked my z. It was completely dead to the world. I flashed OSPACK (sharp rom) and It came to life again! Then flashing oz worked perfectly. So don't dispair, not all is lost.
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2004, 10:31:10 am »
So is there anydocs on how to re-flash the Sharp Rom or do you have any suggestions

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2004, 10:52:40 am »
Click here  and download the file OSPACK (it's at the very bottom of the page) and put it on a cf card. Flashing procedure is identical to openzaurus which you are already familiar. Good Luck and let me know how it goes
SL-5500 hentges rom 3.5.2 w/cardfs and opie 1.1.8
Belkin IR keyboard
64mb cf card
256 sd card
Spectrum24 cf wi-fi card