Pandigital freeze

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    I did the firmware upgrade, It completed download to my sc card then I went to press power button and + sound it froze. Now I have a little Android Man on the screen with a triangle and ! sign. Can not power off. Have tried reset button, did not work, still have android man. This has been hours ago and my screen is still up. What can I do.
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    OMG! I aM in TEARS, the same JUST happened to me!!!! I did the pc update & pressed power & vol + and powered off then i got a black screen with guy on it, triangle with ! in middle :(
    I now have all black screen my device isnt read on my pc (tried to re do update) & i clicked refresh a few times so i got an all black screen now that wont budge :(
    please God tell me I did not blow 150 bucks!
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    If you have the white Pandigital 7" Novel.. download this firmware - SD_PDN_5_02_GE_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP.zip

    Next, remove your internal memory card from the pandigital. Use a card reader and put it on your computer. From there delete whatever firmware you have (the .zip file) and move over the new on you downloaded at SD_PDN_5_02_GE_PD_INX7E_ENG_6410POP.zip. From there put the card back in, and try to flash again.

    If you can't power off (by using reset) wait until the tablet draines. Hook it up to your power source, then try the Power buton + Volume Up.

    Report back what happened....
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    Rather than wait till it drains, you could also pull the back and pull the battery plug for a couple minutes. Either should work, one more quick than the other is all.
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    exscentric: Yep that is a way to go also. I didn't recommend that as I've heard of some people pulling out the connection and breaking the cable, which would be devistating.
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    This just happen to me about 30 minutes ago (Android man and Triangle with !). I was attempting to fit my white pandigital 7" color multimedia ereader into a case clearly marked for the size (and made by Pandigital). After further research realize that the black and white pandigital have different faux leather cases (they're segregated by model). Now I have no idea how to get this operating again. Does anyone know if draining the battery really works? Thanks
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    i pulled out the battery connector very very carefully !!! but it worked. didn't try draining it. god knows how many hours/days it may take.
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    had the same problem with mine. i synced some comics, unplugged my usb cable and then it would not turn on. Very gently unplug the battery cable for two minutes. I used a pair of tweezers and worked it out. Plugged it back in and it is fine. What a relief. I have read that if it goes to sleep while plugged in via usb, it freezes? Don't know. Just be careful when pulling the battery!
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    Strange about freezing... I haven't had that issue. I'm glad you got it working again though :)
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    Hi I'm new to the Pandigital Novel, can you download games? like angry birds? Is this a good reader? reading your posts I'm nervous, I am very computer illiterate but I love to read and like the idea that I can get new books instantly. Any tips would be greatly appreciated :).
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    out of the box you can't ad programs but pandigital has an open platform android that allows downloading programs, though it does not have the android apps market. There are other modifications around that allow you to do much more with the unit than read. Some of the firmwares have the Barnes and Noble software but if you choose something else there is Nook and Kindle readers as well as other readers.

    There are some versions of Angry Birds that work on the pandigital (after firmware change) but the text boxes are white blank squares.

    Just do some snooping around and find what you want and go for it.
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    the link is dead, do you have another one? thank you.
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    the link is dead, do you have another one? thank you.
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    O.k. guys, all you have to do is hit the reset button and it will restart, then make sure your sd card is out and restart everything. The new software is working great.
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    For me, I ended up doing the pinhole refresh & I got my normal WPDN back. All was well again in the world after a few tearful moments..lol..About a week ago I used the 11/19 Hack & am LOVIN it. I have a fully functional "tablet" for all intents & purposes anyways..Tonight I just dropped a 4gig chip in the back cuz the 1gig was NOT cuttin it as far as APPS go. I had to use 2 diff Google email addys to get APP MARKET goin but once it did it works perfect. Except ANGRY BIRDS! ARGH!!! Is there ANY version of ANGRY BIRDS that will work on this newly hacked WPDN (11/19 External SD CARD HACK) ? For 2 days I did not wanna put my WPDN down I was havin a blast.. I am kinda a re-re tech wise, at first, once I get it down I am hard to stop..lol..Once I get comfy with this I may get a new WPDN (I can trade mine in with my anytime for 1 year no questions asked Radio Shack return policy I bought for 20 smackers) cuz my screen is all scratched from a crappola stylus I bought off AMAZON for 2 bucks :p

    So, I did the pinhole refresh after that debacle with the FW UPDATE off of the PD site, now it seems however my pinhole restart is MIA, I tried to do it umpteen times when installing the 11/19(used a corrupted even after fat 32 formatting card & it wouldnt take until I used a old 2 gig sd) and I had to use tweezers to remove batt plug like 6 times! THAT was nerve wracking! Those wires were screaming at me to be careful they are so fragile and easy to rip out of the batt plug then your done-zo.

    All in all it was a good move to go up to the 11/19 External SD hack. For a noob and the non commital types try it you'll LOOOOOOOOOOOOve it..
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    can anyone tell me where the reset button is on pandigital ereader 9"
    mine is frozen and I know I will screw it up if I try to open the case
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    where is the reset button?
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    Did you check your user manual? If you don't have one I think you can down load them from pandigital, or give them a call.
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    I just got my Novel 7' White and i tried to update it to the new firmware and its not working. I push the On and Volum button it tries to load then I get the droid with the (!) What is going on??? It freezes but I can push the rest button..

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