I'm afraid, the T1 keeps getting stuck at some point while trying to recover or reboot.
Good news is that I (still) somehow manage to enter the device's circuits through COM-Putty and list all the partitions etc.
Isn't it as magic as manually overwriting some presumably defective parts on the reader with some presumably healthy rescue images from back here ?
O had I created an image of my T1 BEFORE messing around !...
Isn't there a depository for such images?