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Old 09-18-2015, 11:15 AM   #1351
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Where do I get "Order your adapter if you don't have one already"
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:44 PM   #1352
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And my Kindle Touch is back!

My kindle was borked this weekend, probably after getting a corrupt bookfile on it. After attempting to restart the Kindle from the settings menu, it stopped at the boy-and-tree picture and never started completely.

I tried the Kubric solution, but once I got to the step where my Kindle was supposed to reboot into Diagnosttic mode, it no longer worked. My Kindle did reboot, but just kept displaying the boy-and-tree picture.

After much trial and error I finally got it all working again. Probably needed the exact right combo of image files on the various partitions as well as a kick in the charge-port.

Either way, some tips to those who maintain the guides:

* Some download links in the n00b guide no longer work (specifically those that point to gitbrew.org)

* Some info in the "Select boot" thread is incorrect (I've seen this pointed out and answered in a thread somewhere, but I can attest that it still causes confusion):
After unzipping the MfgTool into a folder of your choice, delete the folders from inside the Profiles folder, and copy the folders from inside the Kindle_bootmode.zip file into Profiles folder inside the MfgTool folder.

* An overview of the various states/modes a Kindle can be in, and what works when, would be helpful. It took a little time to understand that I needed one tool (imx_usb) to set the device in to fastboot mode, and then the fastboot tool to set it do diags mode. And that lsusb willl show different IDs depending on the mode it is in.

* I saw several posts which said I needed to install "matching diags kerne". While I understood the principle, it was not obvious which versions "match", as I could not find a "complete set" anywhere. The images on http://ixtab.tk/kindle-touch-images.php combine 5.0.0 with 5.0.1 and the 5.1.2 set doesn't have a diags_kernel as far as I can see. A definite "use exactly these files" would be useful (and is what the n00b guide tries to do, but that does't help when some of the links don't work).

Anyway, I got it working thanks to all the info you fine folk have collected, so thank you! You saved me about $120
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:26 PM   #1353
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Hey guys, I need your help.

My old kindle touch one day froze at the ad page. And when I plug it into PC it was recognized as "NS BLANK CODEX". And when I connect it to the charger, orange light turned off after few seconds. I thought it was dead battery, because when I disassembly kindle, remove battery and measure the voltage it shows 2,2 V after night on AC charger. So I bought new battery and install it into my kindle. I tried to hold power button for one minute to restart kindle but it does nothing.

So I tried to debrick the kindle with KUBRICK live CD but it hangs on "waiting for device" when flashing fastboot. I tried method with Mfg tool in windows XP, and it write operation comlete after flashing fastboot.bin, but then nothing happened - hardware ID doesn't change.

I need some advice what to try please. Can be method with imx_usb_loader in linux more succesful?

Thank you for answer!
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:47 PM   #1354
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You now have a used K5 screen and a slightly used battery for sale.

Your battery must have not had the energy storage capacity required to do one of the Special Offers Ad updates and the flash chip died as a result.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:13 PM   #1355
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Thank you for answer - bad news from you :-( How is that possible, that weak battery can cause damage of motherboard?
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:59 PM   #1356
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Thank you for answer - bad news from you :-( How is that possible, that weak battery can cause damage of motherboard?
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:05 PM   #1357
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It seems that flash chip is really dead, because mfg tools, kubrick and imx_usb_loader do nothing with kindle touch. I still see ad screen "Please ensure your Kindle is registered and connect wirelessly to receive the latest Special Offers.".
My last question is if serial cable can help or dead flash chip means that kindle is ready to throw away?
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:38 PM   #1358
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It seems that flash chip is really dead, because mfg tools, kubrick and imx_usb_loader do nothing with kindle touch. I still see ad screen "Please ensure your Kindle is registered and connect wirelessly to receive the latest Special Offers.".
My last question is if serial cable can help or dead flash chip means that kindle is ready to throw away?
As I posted above, the Kindle is ready to be sold as spare parts.

It is not practical to replace the flash chip (unless you have access to a university electronics lab - repair services will otherwise cost you more than a new Kindle would).
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:35 PM   #1359
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I study at CTU in Prague so I have access to university electronics lab and I have some friends there. I just need to know where is the chip located on the motherboard and where can I buy replacement :-)
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:12 PM   #1360
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I study at CTU in Prague so I have access to university electronics lab and I have some friends there. I just need to know where is the chip located on the motherboard and where can I buy replacement :-)
Search for a kindle touch teardown.

Our master index (see: sticky "where do I start") points at the techrepublic one - which has been either moved or taken down.

So when you find a good one, update the K5 Teardown Index entry (its a wiki page, anyone can edit it).
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