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Subject: RE: Here's what went wrong: (was: Flashing my FM killed it :(

RE: Here's what went wrong: (was: Flashing my FM killed it :(

From: Gvillo, Mike <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 14:02:57 -0700

What's the mod to fix a bad flash? I screwed up my FM recorder with a bad burn. I'm an electrical engineer with some resources, so lay it on me.

I can't find the original thread. Does this mean there's additional safeties in place to make sure bozos like me don't incorrectly flash our boxes? It's a great project, it's just really screws your day when you lose your mp3 player. I'd like to do the UART mod and reflash the old one before flashing my new one.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 1:24 PM
Subject: Here's what went wrong: (was: Flashing my FM killed it :(

Catchin up again on:

Today I got email from Bernd, who finally found time to sit down on his box. He now removed the harddisk from the unit and hooked it to a PC, found out that the flash firmware file was not transferred to disk correctly. Only the first 6145 byte were correct, the rest was some garbage. He said he forgot to unmount the jukebox before unplugging it, hence the file error. The plugin was unharmed, flashed and verified the garbage OK, but of course the box later didn't like it.

In essence, FM flashing is not more "risky" than with the other models. And certainly it doesn't depend on the hardware mask value, like guessed at first.

Since my recent release, the firmware files have CRC checksums. The plugin is verifying this before it starts, to make shure the file is OK and complete. So something like this should be impossible by now. Again, recent release is

Now Bernd is doing the serial and UART boot mod, we should be able to revive it.

Go flashing FMs, too!


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