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Old 08-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Unable to update.

Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem.

No matter what firmware version I use, the Hanlin shows a red light, sounds 6 long beeps and says
"Invalidate File
Please Check Your Update File".

I've tried copying V3update.bin on two different SD cards (freshly formatted FAT16 and FAT32) using 2 different computers under XP and Linux.

The Hanlin works fine when I reset it, but I'd really like .lit support..

I'd appreciate any advice,
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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Are the cards 1GB or under, FAT32 will not work, if the card is 1GB or less and the file is on the root of the card already I would suggest downloading it again
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Thanks. Yep.
128 and 256 MB. I used FAT16 but tried the others just to make sure.
I've downloaded it 4 times and tested the archive.

Thanks though .
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The guys at OpenInkpot have suggested that formatting your SD card using the regular Windows formatter sometimes does not work. They suggest using the Panasonic SD card formatter.

Mind you, I haven't needed to try the Panasonic software myself, as my SD card works properly as is.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:15 AM   #5
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No matter what firmware version I use, the Hanlin shows a red light, sounds 6 long beeps and says
"Invalidate File
Please Check Your Update File".
Which of the two update procedures do you use?

Trying a firmware update from within the menu is known to be a fragile procedure that often fails. Switching the device on with the Volume+ key pressed down works much more reliably.

Other than that, SD Card problems seem to be the most common failure cause.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:22 AM   #6
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The guys at OpenInkpot have suggested that formatting your SD card using the regular Windows formatter sometimes does not work. They suggest using the Panasonic SD card formatter.

Mind you, I haven't needed to try the Panasonic software myself, as my SD card works properly as is.
Correct, I found this as I had similar problems.. Used 4 differend SD cards, all formatted using FAT16 on windows Vista.. none worked until I discovered this utility. After using that I could update the firmware immediately using the same previous failing SD cards.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
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I can't believe that worked. And did LINUX not obey standards for FAT16?

We should definitely put that in a FAQ at the top. I love you guys!

Thanks again,
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:03 AM   #8
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wow I have the same issue (I posted ot somewhere else on the forum).
I will try the panasonic sd format !
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:56 PM   #9
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I have a different update problem. Its get to step "5. Update Resource" and stops. So now I am stuck.

Not sure what to do next fearing I may "brick" my unit.

Any thoughts?
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I have a different update problem. Its get to step "5. Update Resource" and stops. So now I am stuck.

Not sure what to do next fearing I may "brick" my unit.

Any thoughts?
Garthoid, are you getting a flashing red status light and five (or six) beeps when you turn on the unit? That's what was happening to me. I tried to reflash the firmware to see if it would correct the issue and it kept getting stuck at the fourth or fifth step. I finally discovered that it was a battery issue: I took the battery out and plugged into the USB cable (attached to my PC) and the unit booted without any problems. I was also able to reflash the firmware successfully without the battery installed. Frankly, I think the battery provided is not of very good quality. I went out and purchased a real Nokia battery and now my BeBook is working perfectly! Plus, the Nokia battery seems to be holding a charge longer.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:54 PM   #11
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I have a different update problem. Its get to step "5. Update Resource" and stops. So now I am stuck.

Not sure what to do next fearing I may "brick" my unit.

Any thoughts?
Just restart the update process.. Happens to me as well once in a while. Don't worry, the firmware flasher will still be intact (I believe it's even a protected piece on the flash)
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Thanks Moe,

I get as far as the 5th step ("Update Resource") and then the red light remains on.

I tried your suggestion, but unfortunately the result was the same. I may try recopying the firmware to the card.

I do hear the beeps when I turn the unit on (with V+ depressed) and then again after the firmware flash screen appears. This I perceive as normal. There are no more beeps after that. Just the solid red light.
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Thanks Moe,

I get as far as the 5th step ("Update Resource") and then the red light remains on.

I tried your suggestion, but unfortunately the result was the same. I may try recopying the firmware to the card.

I do hear the beeps when I turn the unit on (with V+ depressed) and then again after the firmware flash screen appears. This I perceive as normal. There are no more beeps after that. Just the solid red light.
Sorry it didn't help. I guess you are not experiencing the same problem as me. I hope you can find a solution for your issue.
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I have tried updating several times. I also tried version 1.26 of firmware. I have also:
- formatted sd card with the panasonic tool identified win this thread.
- I have downloaded with chrome and firefox.

In all cases it gets to "5. Update Resource" and just hangs. Red light is constant.

I am at my wits end. I now have an unusable device.

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Old 09-25-2008, 12:16 AM   #15
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I have tried updating several times. I also tried version 1.26 of firmware. I have also:
- formatted sd card with the panasonic tool identified win this thread.
- I have downloaded with chrome and firefox.

In all cases it gets to "5. Update Resource" and just hangs. Red light is constant.

I am at my wits end. I now have an unusable device.

:-(
Just a suggestion did you try resetting the device and did you update with charger on , it could be a power problem
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