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Old 03-15-2008, 10:15 AM   #1
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I bricked my Cybook... request System Folder

Dear MobileRead users,

Since about 8 weeks, I'm the owner of a Cybook Gen3, and have been lurking here for over 3 months now. The device performs outstanding, but now I'm a bit stuck, which almost "forced" me to create an account at the forums :P

Due to an unfortunate convergence of circumstances, I lost the Cybook system files. I did back them up on my computer when I got the Cybook, seeing that they could be deleted by accident very easily, but the computers harddrive failed about a week later. This was replaced, and all backups where restored, but the Cybook system files where not yet in this backup (which I didn't now back then), and I forgot about that. I never backed them up again.

Today I wanted to delete a lot of RSS files/books, which were located on the SD-card. Being quite a slow card, it was very lenghty to delete the files, so I stopped the procedure, thinking: "I'll just quickformat the card".

I think you can already envision what happened.

Start -> Computer -> Rightclick on icon -> Format

Done. Very nice, very fast. Disconnect, and wait for the USB-cable to disappear from screen... to be replaced by the checkerboard pattern. What the.... #$%@$%#$%#$@5, I zapped the Cybook internal memory instead of the SD-card. Stupid fool!

So I reconnect the Cybook and this still works. I can see the internal memory and the (still full) SD-card. Fine, then I'll just restore the backup of my system fold.... no backup on the hard disk. Crap, it wasn't on the backupdrive when I used that to restore my files after the crash and I forgot to rebackup them after replacing the harddrive of the computer. Idiot is me. Now I have nothing to restore the Cybook with.

So, to summarize: I am in the same boat as the guy in the other thread and have a bricked Cybook over here, which can probably be fixed by putting back the system folder, as far as I can see. Would anyone be so kind to zip up the system folder of the Cybook and e-mail it to me at katsunami(at)home(dot)nl?

It would very much be appreciated, so I do not need to wait for Bookeen's support to react. Of course I could e-mail Bookeen, but I hear that their support is slow, and we are in the middle of the weekend, so it'll be slower still; and I've heard help through this forum is just as accurate and way faster.

Thank you in advance

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