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#1
Hi all maemo-users,

I would like to ask for help. I'm "old-new" owner of n900. I bought one with SW problem and decided to repair it.

What's the problem?
After I charge battery externaly, put it to device, power on, only the NOKIA word shown, but cannot boot. I don't see Maemo loader (four or five points looping until the OS is loaded).

So, I start with downloading newest VANILLA and FIASCO. Install flasher-3.5 on Win 7 64 bit (with usblibs - PC see the N900 good - in Update Mode), also on Virtual Ubuntu 10. Firstly I try flash VANILLA, with no error it try to reboot after flashing it. I put the battery outside and back and continue flash FIASCO. Also it wrote no error, all done.

BUT! The problem with booting is still the same. Cannot see the Maemo Loader Looping Points. Only NOKIA is shown, after a few minutes it shut down.

I try the INITRD, can access the console mode (without display backlight) on N900 where I can select Repair Terminal, USB Network Mode (after selection it's PC Suite), Storage Mode and other.

I realy don't know which part is defective. What's the problem when the phone only word NOKIA show and than wont BOOT? What's the solution, please?

Many thanks to all who help me in any way!
 

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#2
I tried cold flash, but only what I get is the message:

Code:
Using serial port usb
Suitable USB device not found, waiting.
USB device found found at bus bus-0, device address \\.\libusb0-0001--0x0421-0x0
106.
Waiting for ASIC id...
Got 69 bytes.
ASIC ID:
05 01 05 01 34 30 07 57  13 02 01 00 12 15 01 f5
00 6f 97 59 c8 fd de 92  81 b6 51 57 a7 80 62 c5
31 b1 b7 14 15 01 87 3b  4d cd ca f5 44 4d 24 ec
b2 ac 95 53 88 41 4f ab  cd 66 15 09 01 f7 48 8f
28 a0 27 e5 b3
Sending 2nd image (zu bytes)... done.
Sending ping... usb_bulk_read: No error
failed.
Sending ping... usb_bulk_read: No error
timeout!
failed.
Sending ping... usb_bulk_read: No error
timeout!
failed.
Sending ping... usb_bulk_read: No error
timeout!
failed.
 

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#3
Maybe try to boot with enabled R&D mode. Next step is great tool rescueOS: dmesg.
 

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#4
I tried cold flash with and without R&D mode, but wihout any change.

Please, can you tell me more about RescueOS ? I found image of this, and documentation, but autor wrote about some scripts, which I can't find on his website (http://206.253.166.96/N900/rescueOS/).
 

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Scripts are in image.
 

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Ok, I think so. But than I cannot understand, why when I use command
Code:
flasher-3.5 -k 2.6.37 -n initrd.img -l -b"rootdelay root=/dev/ram0
the bash show symbol ">" on the new line, and nothing happend. No output from running script, or nothing like error message. Only the > shown on new line.
 

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#7
It's mistake in the documentation. It should be: flasher-3.5 -k 2.6.37 -n "correct name of rescue image" -l -b"rootdelay root=/dev/ram0"
 

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#8
Sounds similar to the problems I had. If nothing else works try this as a last resort. http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90236

Good luck!
 

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#9
Oh yes, mistake - but on my side, forgot the " on the end. Thanks for your time, man.

So, I boot RescueOS, use file script with mount-maemo-root.sh, but when I than write poweroff command, the maemo wouldn't boot, and the situation with Cold Flash is the same. Also I tried flash Vanilla and Fiasco, but nothing which made my n900 bootable Maemo OS.
 
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#10
Nothing has changed because you just mount/unmount maemo rootfs. You should check dmesg command.
 

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