The problem with the reader freezing in sleep is there again, so I'm pretty much back to square one.
Tried backing up the reader again and it worked just fine, so the CRC error isn't back, but then I guess that wasn't the issue to begin with.
Only other thing that comes to mind: entodoays posted several partitions from a working reader (thanks!) but partitions 8-10 were missing. So provided that logic has anything to do with this, then possibly the problem is either with the system or the preload partition. Can anyone possibly post images of those (preferrably 1.0.05.11130 european)?
Thanks a bunch!