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Old 09-17-2012, 01:18 PM   #31
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Yes, I know the K3 and K4 are quite different in many respects.

I was just stating that it "could happen" that the file does not get deleted.
And the user storage feature implementation is very similar among all machines.

An even better question, better suited for a topic of its own, is:
How do you exit diags when ENABLE_DIAGS does not get deleted and the USB port is burned out?

My first guess at that one: Ship it back home.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #32
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Ok, I made three screenshots to clarify the situation for you guys.

1) The directory F:\ : as you can see there is no ENABLE_DIAGS file.
2) The directory F:\diagnostic_logs : there's the famous file I created (and which I copy there everytime after I reboot the kindle).
3) The MfgTool: well, I selected the USB port of the Kindle in the "Configuaration" menu and then I picked the choice "Kindle main" and then clicked "Start". I tried a few times, waited for a long time and nothing happened so I just closed. Is it supposed to be that lengthy?
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #33
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Ok, I made three screenshots to clarify the situation for you guys.

3) The MfgTool: well, I selected the USB port of the Kindle in the "Configuaration" menu and then I picked the choice "Kindle main" and then clicked "Start". I tried a few times, waited for a long time and nothing happened so I just closed. Is it supposed to be that lengthy?
Your screenshot indicates that you're not booting the kindle in USB downloader mode, so the MfgTool can't work. Not sure what the key combination is on the K4 to get it into usb downloader mode - look in the simple debricking thread or any related howtos.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #34
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Your screenshot indicates that you're not booting the kindle in USB downloader mode, so the MfgTool can't work. Not sure what the key combination is on the K4 to get it into usb downloader mode - look in the simple debricking thread or any related howtos.
5-way down button.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #35
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@geekmaster: I don't know what you mean by "5-way down button": when should I press it, inside which menu? I really appreciate the help, but since I am no developer or computer expert of any kind it'd be much easier for me if you were less cryptic (probably to you it's the most natural thing but trust me, to me it is not).
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #36
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hmm. from memory.

Push powery thing.

wait. ( 20 seconds according to the Amazon website)

BEFORE RELEASING powery thing. Press DOWN on 5 way.

Release power button.

screen stays blank IIRC. (I used this on a k3 with K3Flasher)

CAVEAT: I have never actually done it on the device type, but that sounds about right. HTH

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #37
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Oh. and a lack of fine detail is not cryptic
For the record

He rather assumed you had read a relevant thread I am assuming.

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that would be cryptic

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Old 09-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #38
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@geekmaster: I don't know what you mean by "5-way down button": when should I press it, inside which menu? I really appreciate the help, but since I am no developer or computer expert of any kind it'd be much easier for me if you were less cryptic (probably to you it's the most natural thing but trust me, to me it is not).
*sigh*

You are not expected to be "a developer or computer expert of any kind" - but you ARE expected to read the documentation. I even told you where to start looking for it: the "simple debricking" thread. In that thread, you find the following statement:
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Follow the instructions in the "Select Boot" thread to get your bricked kindle into fastboot mode. [...]
This is documented in the "Select Boot" and "Fastboot Manifesto" threads (see links provided below).
... and a link to the thread, where you find this:

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To get your kindle touch or k4nt into USB Recovery mode, plug in the USB cable, the press and hold the power switch until the power LED turns off, then press and hold the "Magic Key", then release the power switch, then release the "Magic Key". The "Magic Key" is a special button that is different on each model of kindle, and is used to enter USB Recovery mode.

Kindle Model, Magic Key:
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K4NT, Five-Way Down button
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #39
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I looked in the "simple debricking" thread but I didn't find anything. I am sorry, ixtab.

@twobob: thank you for the clear explanation! But I guess we have different views on the word "cryptic". Condensing this: "To get your kindle touch or k4nt into USB Recovery mode, plug in the USB cable, the press and hold the power switch until the power LED turns off, then press and hold the "Magic Key", then release the power switch, then release the "Magic Key". The "Magic Key" is a special button that is different on each model of kindle, and is used to enter USB Recovery mode." into this: "5-way down button.", is actually cryptic
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #40
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then I guess we do.
Since as I stated: he (quite rightly) assumed you had read that thread.

that's précis mate.... not cryptography.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #41
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A lack of understanding means that you missed something in your studies, and you need to go back and read it again. If you count the number of "success reports" in the simple debricking first post, and multiply that by one hundred, that is how many people were able to figure this stuff out. You can too.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:20 AM   #42
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Hi!

I'd just like to pop in and say hi and thanks to everyone that posted here, and in the other forums on exiting diagnostics mode. With your hints and tips I managed to fix my kindle!!! I actually rely on this thing waaaayyy to much so I can not even begin to say thank you enough!!!!!
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