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Hi I updated firmware to ver 1.1.1 and while it was writing files it hung for about a half hour and power died. The connector was not properly making contact so power went out. Now I tried to power up and all that happens is the power light comes on. Did I just destroy this??Thanks Jimmy
 

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Did you extract the ECOTOX v1.1.1 archive with 7zip, as advised in the instructions? If not, do it again with 7zip. Do you have the script folder in the root directory of the sdcard along with the 3 or 4 other files extracted? If all else fails, you could try a 'reset' via the small hole on the back. I don't know what it does as I have never used it......but if NOTHING else works a reset may at least allow the M001 to see an sdcard and try to load a system firmware from it. At that point, you would just have to make sure you have the sdcard set up properly...and that is was a good sdcard. A dying or dead sdcard won't be much use.
 

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Thank you for reply.sdcard is good and I previously had flashed to Official Eken firmware but it was funky. I had 32bit fat on card put the Script folder on card unzip with 7 zip. There were no files outside of the script folder on 1.1.1I just tried 30 sec on reset button with power on and no screen flicker at all tried holding reset and booting still no life tried reset power off (?). CPR and still no life.Tried button combinations. Is there any file that would boot to system?Jimmy
 

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Try holding reset while off and turning power on while still holding reset. I don't know if it will work, but it's worth a try. You might also try taking it apart and disconnecting battery and ram, and then reconnecting. I had a laptop that died when battery drained, and it was hell trying to figure out how to clear the bios to get it to boot again. I ended up reading a post that said I had to remove the battery and memory, and a sticker, and touch a screwdriver at the same time to three golden traces on the motherboard. I did it, and the thing came back to life as good as new. So there probably is a way to reset it, but figuring it out might be difficult.
 

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Tried Holding Button Down while turning on. Left unit on for 24 hours. Did all I could think of but take apart because if I did damage to card by flash then there should be a way to get to data without a teardown. Unless of couse the supplied cable does not work to access the unit.
 

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You should have only a script directory on the card (spelled with lowercase s) with the following contents and sizes, exactly (see attachment). If you're off a byte, it's enough to do you in.This won't necessarily bring you back from the dead, but if you are off, you won't be fixing it with that card.(Mods, this is why we need MD5 checksums for all firmware uploads. And users, you need to check them before flashing. Also a screen shot of directory contents, like I'm attaching would be extremely helpful for users to compare with their card setup prior to flashing. I bet we'd cut the losses by 50%, minimum if that was done. The rest are flashing on a bad battery/charger)
 

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Thanks Vtpad. Same exact root of Script directory with "script" as name. Right clicked on 1.1.1 file and selected 7zip then exract. Opened file and copied file to 8 gig sd card. Placed script directory on card. Flashed unit by rebooting with sd card inserted. United saw card and started to flash...maybe six lines or so then said writing files... and hung for 45 min or more unit was plugged in but not sure if charger was connected. Light went out.pressed power button and lights came on but no screen. wriggled power cord and red light lit. Unit had previously been charged full.Now like I say left on for 24 hours and nothing tried reset button in all configurations I could think of . Tried keying different button combos and nothing. Cannot get unit to respond with screen. What area would you think be affected by this when flashing. Could the rom chip itself be bad. Which rom tells unit to boot and is it the same as rom we flash? Trying to figure how to force a flash with computer connected???
 

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Well some other possible things to try:1.) Get a smaller card. Like 2 GB or smaller if possible. People have reported that large cards don't always work for flashing.2.) Format it to FAT32 with Panasonic formatter: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/index.html People have reported that not all formatters produce something acceptable to the Eken. I always format my cards in the Eken itself, but obviously you can't do that. The Panasonic formatter is reported to work properly with the Eken.3.) If it doesn't work with Ecotox 1.1.1, you might try the original firmware (located on these forums).These may not work for you, but they are things I did come across, and so am passing them on. Hope they do.ps, oh, never checked, but this is an M001, right?
 

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Yes it is M001. I flashed unit previous with no problem. Card formatted to FAT32. Size of card to 32 gig or 16 gig depending on unit. Otherwise up to 8gig should not matter. booting clean from card so it is something else that went wrong. I unzipped 3 different rom flashes, so now I am doubting myself and wondering if on the 1.1.1 I may have extracted instead of 7zip. I know for sure two were 7zip but 1.1.1 was third and I am so used to winrar I wonder if that happened. Anyway it will not boot at all so it is moot. There may be one of those voltage zapping ROMS that if you mess something up they short out. and donuts to dollars it is all surface mounted.
 
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