[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Hanging at NOKIA splash screen

From: Collin R. Mulliner collin at betaversion.net
Date: Fri Jan 20 05:54:06 EET 2006
I had something similar. I removed the battery for a couple of minutes,
then I put it back in and flashed it.


On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 22:14 -0500, skelso at nc.rr.com wrote:
> After a couple days of using my 770, I innocently turned it off and 
> took out the battery to read the product ID.  Now it won't boot past 
> the initial "NOKIA" splash screen.  I've seen others recover from 
> similar situations by flashing, but I can't get to a point where the 
> WinXP or Linux flasher will talk to my 770.  I'd really like to avoid 
> doing a warranty return, because I know my local CompUSA doesn't have 
> anything with which to replace it.  Any ideas what's wrong and how to 
> fix it?
> My experiments so far:
> 1) Pressing and holding the power button for a long time, with or 
> without the power adapter attached -- nothing happens.
> 2) Pressing and holding the power button without the power adapter, 
> then connecting the adapter while still holding the button -- the 
> display immediately turns on and the "NOKIA" splash screen appears.  
> The progress bar at the bottom of the screen never shows up.  If I 
> release the power button, the backlight goes off after a few seconds, 
> but in the right light I can see the display is still on and hung 
> at "NOKIA".  It stays this way until I unplug power, at which point 
> the display goes off.  If I continue holding the power button rather 
> than releasing it, the backlight cycles at about 3s on/2s off.
> 3) Repeating the previous step with the USB cable attached to a WinXP 
> PC -- The PC complains that an unknown USB device is attached, but the 
> device isn't working correctly.  If I continue to hold the power 
> button, the display and backlight flash about once a second until I 
> release the button.  At the same time the PC cycles USB plug-unplug 
> events until I pull the power adapter.  I'd successfully transferred 
> files from that PC to the 770 via USB before the 770 started 
> misbehaving.
> 4) Repeating the previous two tests, but holding the home button 
> before pressing the power button, makes no difference.  Likewise for 
> the menu, escape, full-screen and plus/minus buttons.
> 5) Attaching the power adapter with the unit off does nothing.  The 
> charging screen does not appear, and the display and backlight stay 
> off.
> 6) Attempting to flash from a WinXP system – the 770 never comes up.  
> The PC cycles USB plug-unplug events, and eventually complains about 
> an unknown USB device that isn't working correctly.  I know positively 
> this 770 + USB cable + WinXP system combination worked before, because 
> I'd used it to move files on and off the MMC.
> 7) Attempting to flash using the Linux flasher -- I first tried simply 
> resetting the device using flasher:
> "./flasher -R"
> That didn't work, so I tried actually flashing it:
> "./flasher -F Nokia_770_SE2005_3_2005_51-13.bin -f -R"
> In both cases, I never got past "Suitable USB device not found, 
> waiting".  However, I could hear the Linux system's disk churning a 
> little about once a second when I was holding the 770's power button, 
> making me think my Linux system is seeing the same USB plug-unplug 
> cycling I got on my WinXP system.  I tried all of the USB ports on my 
> Linux system, to make sure no internal hubs were getting in the way, 
> and unfortunately the 770 behaved the same on every one.  I also tried 
> both as a regular user and root.
> This is the first time I've tried to flash my 770, although my saga 
> began when I took out the battery to get the product ID so I could 
> flash-up to the latest release.
> I also tried flasher's "-c" cold-flash option, but it wanted a serial 
> connection rather than USB.  Anyone know the pinout to the connector 
> next to the battery?  I'm guessing a few of those pads are the needed 
> serial port.
> 8) I considered maybe the flash code on the 770 is clever enough to 
> check for a charged battery before allowing flashing to proceed.  My 
> battery could be low by now.  But I measured it at 3.78V, so that 
> pretty much rules that idea out.
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Collin R. Mulliner <collin at betaversion.net>
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