Broken Pandora

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  1. aholmes

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    Hello Ed
    Just wondered if I could send you my somewhat broken pandora for you to have a look at.
     
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  2. EvilDragon

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    Sure. As you mentioned that it was working when you received it, I doubt it's something serious.
     
  3. aholmes

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    Thanks. You are a life saver. Wish everyone was like u
     
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  4. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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    I can't find the other topic but I am very interested because I had a similiar case (I think I already told on the other topic BTW :p). Did you fixed it @aholmes @EvilDragon? Can you share what the problem was and how did you fix it? OFC, if you can... ;).

    Thank you!
     
  5. EvilDragon

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    Haven't had the time to look at it yet but will do this week, hopefully.
     
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    Haven't had the time to look at it yet but will do this week, hopefully.
     
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  7. Xcl4m4t10n

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    Hey @EvilDragon, did you fix it finally? Could you share what was happening? Thank you!
     
  8. EvilDragon

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    Fixed aholmes Pandora yesterday. It had a broken bootloader, so a reflash with our testing card was all it needed.

    Sent from my XT1650-03 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Xcl4m4t10n

    Xcl4m4t10n Very Active Member

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    Thank you for the information! Is there any way to do it without the testing card?
     
  10. HelenF

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    You can flash your own rescue card, maybe, if you're lucky!

    I never got around to doing anything about my 1GHz yet...
    https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/my-1ghz-pandora-just-died.78230

    Questions still standing from that thread:
    Is it possible to make a rescue card that just shows whether the Pandora is alive, without reflashing anything?
    And what is the key combination to boot a rescue card?

    If we don't succeed at making one, ED, can you supply ready-made rescue cards? If that solves the problem, it makes more sense than mailing the Pandora.
     
  11. EvilDragon

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    I can create and supply rescue cards, yes.
    And you don't need to flash the OS, you can simply boot it up and test everything and that's it.
     
  12. HelenF

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    Great! So what should I do if I would like one?

    And before that, how exactly do you boot a rescue card? (Previously I was unable to boot a home-made rescue card on the known-working Pandora; but I had 5 different answers regarding how, and even if one is correct, that makes it difficult!)
     

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