Nanonote bricked and dead?

useingubuntu at gmail.com useingubuntu at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 13:27:29 EDT 2011


I had some luck shorting the pins using a small wire meant for a
breadboard. I placed the two ends of the wire on the two contacts
point-down. It seems to reliably short the contacts.

Hope this helps.

Matthew

* Rub?n Berenguel (ruben at mostlymaths.net) wrote:
> So far, no luck. I even tried putting a little piece from a silver
> sheet (thin one, for stamp silvering) between the rubber button and
> the pins to get a better connection (silver is a good conductor). I'll
> keep trying.
> 
> I bought it from tuxbrain, 1.3 years ago or so. I don't know how much
> warranty I had, I guess I have the form lying around somewhere. Maybe
> David can share some more light in this part :)
> 
> I'll keep trying, and maybe look for a soldering iron...
> 
> Ruben
> 
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 18:03, Wolfgang Spraul <wolfgang at sharism.cc> wrote:
> >> no luck. I had already tried pressing U and different power
> >> combinations, I just tried again and even using the battery as an
> >> alternative power switch... No result. As good as dead for now, at
> >> least the red light still goes on... It is not completely dead.
> >
> > Shorting the USB boot pins is the gold standard in all this. If
> > that cannot get you the 601a:4740 back, I'd say you need a new Nano :-)
> > I really want to understand what happened to the device, I think it
> > should be within the warranty so just return it to Tuxbrain and Tuxbrain
> > will ship you a new one?
> >
> > Where did you buy your Ben?
> > As a last resort, you can still try to short the USB boot pins with
> > a soldering iron...
> > Wolfgang
> >
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