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Old 09-11-2015, 01:18 AM   #1
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Repair Needed

Need a solution for this Kindle.The problem is that the Kindle self-ejects from my computer after it has been plugged in for a few seconds, so I can't type DO_FACTORY_RESTORE into its root directory. Do you perhaps know how to keep it from ejecting?

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Old 09-11-2015, 01:26 AM   #2
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No -
but automate the typing with a scripted tight loop.
Since you failed to mention what PC/OS your using, you'll have to invent your own script.

PS: You might update your little info box -
According to the serial number shown, that is a PW-2 not the PW-1 mentioned in your member's info box.

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No -
but automate the typing with a scripted tight loop.
Since you failed to mention what PC/OS your using, you'll have to invent your own script.

PS: You might update your little info box -
According to the serial number shown, that is a PW-2 not the PW-1 mentioned in your member's info box.
Thanks for your help. It is my friends kindle.
I will ask him about the Os he is using.
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Thanks for your help. It is my friends kindle.
I will ask him about the Os he is using.
Sorry about the tone of my first reply.

But this is a technical forum and we often need technical details to answer a technical question.

Why not have your friend sign-up here and work with us directly rather than second-hand?
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Sorry about the tone of my first reply.

But this is a technical forum and we often need technical details to answer a technical question.

Why not have your friend sign-up here and work with us directly rather than second-hand?
I am using Mac OS 10.9.5
Would you tell me how to do the script?
I will invite my friend to sign in here.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:58 AM   #6
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I am using Mac OS 10.9.5
Would you tell me how to do the script?
I will invite my friend to sign in here.
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I don't use Mac but we have Mac users who probably can.

There is a Linux example posted here, somewhere - - but the rough outline is:

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touch <whatever>/DO_FACTORY_RESTORE
Until file is found or USB connection is lost.
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I don't use Mac but we have Mac users who probably can.

There is a Linux example posted here, somewhere - - but the rough outline is:

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touch <whatever>/DO_FACTORY_RESTORE
Until file is found or USB connection is lost.
How can I try this line or where can I put this line?
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How can I try this line or where can I put this line?
Those are the Mac specifics which I do not know.
You will just have to wait for a Mac-User to answer.
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@Aboyaman:

Send the attached file to your friend and tell him to try the following:

1. Connect the PW to the Mac.
2. Unpack the shell script (script.sh) to the Mac Desktop.
3. Open a Terminal and enter the following commands:

Code:
cd Desktop
sh script.sh
FYI: script.sh contains the following code that assumes that Kindles are still mounted as /Volumes/Kindle:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
while true
do
    touch /Volumes/Kindle/DO_FACTORY_RESTORE
done
With any luck it should write the DO_FACTORY_RESTORE file to the Kindle partition.
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@Doitsu: Thanks.

@Aboyaman:

And tell your friend they may have to do that in the reverse order:
start the script and then attach the kindle.

Once the trigger name gets written,
Disconnect the Kindle and restart it by holding the power switch for 20 seconds or more.
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Thanks you two very much I have sent him the instructions
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