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Old 03-29-2004, 10:12 AM   #1
penny21
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ipaq went dead


hi

I tried to flash the rom of my ipaq 3970 back to wince from familiar 0.72. but the ipaq went dead after that.

It was a bad flash because the flash went like this

boot> load root
partition root is a jffs2 partition:
expecting .jffs2 or wince_image.gz.
After receiving file, will automatically uncompress .gz images
loading flash region root
using ymodem
ready for YMODEM transfer...
C4E130C3C8926E4097FDAD7E74AE1B19D
00F79874 bytes loaded to A0000400
Looks like a gzipped image, let's verify it...
Looks like a gzipped image, let's verify it...
Verifying gzipped image
..................................... (etc etc)
verifyGZipImage: calculated CRC = 0x8DFC748A
verifyGZipImage: read CRC = 0x8DFC748A
img_size is too large for region: 01F80000
img_size is too large for region: 01F80000
img_size is too large for region: 01F80000
boot>
*****

After flashing, the ipaq does not boot to anything at all. It only response to a HARD RESET. The ipaq doesnt charge the battery too. Now the battery went dead and its impossible to get it into HARD RESET now because the moment i plug out the power to put it into cradle, it just went off. I need to put it on the cradle to flash the ROM again.

How do i get it to work again?

Anyone out there that knows how to solve my problem please help me on this.

Thanks very much for all help rendered.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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I'm not 100% positive, but it sounds to me like you "bricked" your Ipaq. (You know, turned your unit into a brick, or a paper-weight).
I've read quite a bit on various sites about flashing problems rendering the unit useless, which is why they sprinkle the site with "at your own risk" disclaimers.
However, I remember reading somewhere that since the projects at handhelds.org is sponsored by Compaq (or now HP-Compaq) that they will assist in restoring units that were killed during a flash. I guess it never hurts to ask.

Good luck.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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...moved to the Linux - Handhelds forum
 
  


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