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Lele
Hello,

i have gemini x27 since july 2018

I use continuous my gemini all day

From 2 days ago is died. Please send me solution
gidds
It's probably best to contact Planet Computers directly: hello@planetcom.co.uk

(In case it's not clear, this forum is not connected to Planet; we're just a group of users like you.  For hardware problems like this, I'm afraid there's probably nothing we here can suggest, and certainly nothing we can do to help.)
Varti
You have probably already done so, but just in case: have you tried to reflash it?

Varti
M@rtin
I have the exact same issue, I contacted Planet Computers about the issue, and this was their response.

QUOTE
Thanks for your message. While the issue you’re facing might seem concerning at first, this is a known result of software corruption and is relatively easy to resolve.

1. Please begin by flashing your device with the Android-only setup as instructed at http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/A..._Flashing_Guide. You can get the device to flash mode by holding Esc + the silver side button even if you’re seeing the screen in question. The device will then flash as normal.

2. Once flashed, you will still see the lines. Please wait until the device’s battery dies on the lines screen.

3. Once the battery is entirely empty, connect the original power plug included in the Gemini’s box to the Gemini for around 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, you will be able to power the device on as normal.

Please let me know how this goes.


I have tried to fix the issue using these steps, but haven't had any success. At a guess, despite leaving the device to run flat, there is still some residual charge left causing the issue to persist.
I've contacted Planet again to ask if there is another method of draining the battery or disconnecting it to reset the device, so I will let you know what the outcome of that is.
teh.sean
I'm in a similar boat with a Gemini PDA that I rarely use. Went to try out a new distro and I get the same scrolling display as you have.

Did you have any luck resolving this issue?

QUOTE(M@rtin @ Apr 30 2019, 04:25 AM) *
I have the exact same issue, I contacted Planet Computers about the issue, and this was their response.

QUOTE
Thanks for your message. While the issue you’re facing might seem concerning at first, this is a known result of software corruption and is relatively easy to resolve.

1. Please begin by flashing your device with the Android-only setup as instructed at http://support.planetcom.co.uk/index.php/A..._Flashing_Guide. You can get the device to flash mode by holding Esc + the silver side button even if you’re seeing the screen in question. The device will then flash as normal.

2. Once flashed, you will still see the lines. Please wait until the device’s battery dies on the lines screen.

3. Once the battery is entirely empty, connect the original power plug included in the Gemini’s box to the Gemini for around 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, you will be able to power the device on as normal.

Please let me know how this goes.


I have tried to fix the issue using these steps, but haven't had any success. At a guess, despite leaving the device to run flat, there is still some residual charge left causing the issue to persist.
I've contacted Planet again to ask if there is another method of draining the battery or disconnecting it to reset the device, so I will let you know what the outcome of that is.

idc
Just wanted to let anyone interested know that I had this problem. Planet advised me to reflash. I did so, but reluctant to wipe everything I'd set up, I only reflashed some of the partitions: preloader, recovery, md1img, md1dsp, md1arm7, md3img, scp1, scp2, lk, lk2, logo, tee1, tee2, and boot3 (my android boot partition). It looks as though that has worked, though I'm waiting for the unit to charge a little before restarting it and checking that I've not lost any data. It started rebooting successfully into Sailfish but then shut down 'cos of lack of power before I could do those checks.
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