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Old 04-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #16
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If I had to guess I would said "messed up eink controller", or "broken screen": Utterly unlinked to hacking, rooting or any other software based alteration.

If I had to guess further I would suggest; a power surge; it was dropped/put under pressure; Or the part(s) died of natural causes.

'At the end of the day' if you didn't do any of those "Physical damage" things, list it under "Not my fault" and bin it.

Unrecoverable would jump into my mind.

If I HAD to try something? I would get it in usbdownloader mode and see if at the very least the "guts" were still operational. AFAIK that/those parts dying would require a full new motherboard and/or screen - which would put it being revived out of sensible price range.

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If you REALLY don't CARE about the visual output... Say to use it for playing back tunes..
and usbdownloader mode is operational.

Probably getting it to boot via ssh and a good old wiping with something like kubrick could possibly be an option.

Obviously you would be working completely blind in the DIAGS section of the process but that has been done before...

Then. Once it actually "Booted", screen or no, you could instigate playback via aplay - or even perhaps natively with enough ninja.

These are all not SIMPLE options though and fully reliant on usbdownloader mode working at the very least. Sufficed to say it will never be the same again without "parts" and "labour".

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #17
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Sounds like either the screen is broken (read: cracked, smashed) or the screen driving circuitry is fried...
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From the symptoms, it sounds more like a dead battery to me.
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From the symptoms, it sounds more like a dead battery to me.
The screen not working? Hmm.

If the OP is using linux (might work on windows) simply leave it attached via usb. Then Eject. That should neatly check for power drain related issues. I would have to imagine it would survive under those conditions.

Of course gasgauge-info would also be a good option to check for battery fail.
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