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Old 10-14-2009, 01:14 PM
aarons510 aarons510 is offline
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Help Bad-screen v1 Fuze dead after firmware update.

One of my as-is Fuzes that I've mentioned in two other threads had a screen that was frozen white with a blotch of reddish black. It is a v1 and I tried to update the firmware to 1.02.26, just as I had updated the firmware in the v2 with a white screen to 2.02.26. (See White screen on 4 GB Fuze, a thread I started a few hours ago.)

This time, though, the attempted update turned the Fuze into a brick that shows no signs of life whatsoever. So now I have another "dead" Fuze. But unlike the others, the death of this one is from a known proximate cause and I also know that the LCD, at least, is bad and presumably not salvageable.

Is there any way of recovering from such a firmware update failure? If not, I'll have to consider this one a lost cause and just salvage the battery and the front panel.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:40 PM
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You can not recover from a failed firmware update.

Did the Fuze shutdown itself after upgrade ?
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:33 AM
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Did the Fuze shutdown itself after upgrade ?
Yes, and that was the end of it.
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You can not recover from a failed firmware update.
IMO, this characteristic of so many products is a result of poor design. All that would be required to avoid this is the inclusion of a small boot loader in ROM.

Since the screen was bad anyway, is there anything besides the battery and case parts that's worth recovering?
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