Dropad A8 wont start up

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  1. DroidDown

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    Hello

    I have a Dropad A8 chipset S5pv210 Arm Cortex A8 1.2 Ghz

    Here is a link to it from where I got it from

    7" Google Android 2.2 Tablet PC Capacitive Screen Flash | eBay

    I've had it about a month. Last night I was reading an ebook on it & got a low battery, connect charger 'warning'. I looked for the charger for about 5 mins but was unable to locate it so I shut down the tablet. This morning I found the charger so plugged it in, the light was green when I unplugged it. A few hours later at a cafe I turned it on again, it came up with a bunch of error's with force close being the only option. Then it shut down.

    Now all it does is get to the MID screen (the screen before the unlock screen I believe) then it shuts itself down again.

    I have tried many different button combos that I read on the net, admittedly I have prob made this worse :(

    If anyone has any ideas or imput I would really appreciate some help. Thank you for reading
     
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    If you have nothing absolutely important on the internal memory i would reccomend to try to flash the pad newly.
    you can use the Haipad M7 firmware that is published HERE
    or use the one i have mirrored: M7+__20110402.rar
     
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    Thank you for the response. Please forgive my ignorance but I cant figure out what to download off those links, the first in another language the second opening unrelated windows. Could you please describe which to click on the links?
     
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    Ah nevermind it seems to be downloading now :)

    EDIT: Should I be worried that some folders seem to be missing in thay download, things like DCIM and twidroid peacock?
     
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    No, that is a firmware instalation file.
    you unpack the .rar to the root folder of your external SD-card
    then power the pad on while holding the power and menu or back key until the upgrade system has started.
     
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    I've done that but it didn't work it, here is what it says , :(

    upgrade system started
    cannot find any update image
    Press menu to init sd card/ back to cancel

    making partitions

    mmc card init successfully
    device will shut down in 5 4 3 2 1 then shuts down


    EDIT: Got it working, woohoo (for now at least, knowing my luck with technology it will stuff up on me again soon).
     
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    how did u get it to work. i have the same issue :-/
     
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    please, i am having exactly 100% the same problem too!!!!!
     
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    HI

    I have a Dropad A8 chipset S5pv210 Arm Cortex A8 1.2 Ghz

    same thing, i kept a pattern password and my wife tried few times and it did bring to mail id and pw screen, as i dont remember the pw what i did is shut it down, and then restarted thinking it will ask for pattern password, but it stuck loading at android on screen which comes after MID on screen, i called up the the GAME_MASTR ebay seller where i bought it, and he send me a link saying to follow instructions, i am quite new to this how can i just follow up the links,

    [UPDATE 16/06/11] Information: Herotab C8 /Dropad A8 firmwares « Tuen's Weblog

    u can try this link and try ur luck

    i did my best last night, sadly it dint workout i am after game_mastr now to help me in detail,

    if you have found any other way please let me know.

    thanks

    Imsif
     
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    Did you really pay this much for this tablet?
    Its only 170usd + shipping from online store.

    If you got the original Dropad device you can test to upgrade to latest 2.3 firmware.
     
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    After trying to upgrade the firmware (that failed) I've tried several versions, and now it wont recognize the external SD card containing the firmware. The only option I get is to reformat the internal SD-card.

    For most upgrades Ive tried, it changed the picture showing as it boots up, and the most recent one was "Haipad". So I get the Haipad logo with the text "Upgrade system activated" every time I turn on the pad, then a text saying "can not find any update image" even when I have a SD-card with (what I think is the correct image on it)

    Any ideas on how to get it working again?
     

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