Think I'm bricked

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  1. buzzman

    buzzman Senior Member

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    I was loading the froyo update and the screen started to pixelate- red bar turned green and whole thing faded to gray. I pulled the battery to try again and now all I have is a gray screen that won't load rom. Any helpful suggestions? :(
     
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    Try flashing a second time. Check that you have the right checksum on the file.

    Try flashing a ROM you knows works.
     
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    I have a plain blank white screen. Sound works- connects to my computer- sees the 2 sd cards(or would if I could mount them)- If I put the dload card in the lights blink quickly like its loading, then steady light( end of uploading rom?) and I can disconnect and it reboots into a plain white screen. I can use the huawei updater tool- says successful, and reboots to a plain white screen. Initially when it happened the loading bar looked pixelated, turned green, and faded to gray. Could my screen have burned out?

    any thoughts appreciated.

    @pvella- I used the same 2.2.2 card 4 times since yesterday with no problems. I also used the singapore rom via the huawei updater tool. It says successful- but I still have a white screen with sound and will connect to pc
     
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    It is sounding a lot like a dud screen, sorry to say.
     
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    it's only 4 months old. I wonder if best buy will replace it? Or send back to huawei.
     
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    Flash an 2.1 firmware to see if is broken. It allmost happened to me experimented with 222 recovery and I flashed my original BB firmware and everything was ok. Now I am on 222 rom with no problems.

    Sent from my IDEOS S7 using Tapatalk
     
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    Huawei should take it back. Reflash to BestBuy version. Sounds like some sort of hardware issue.
     
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    I have reflashed to best buy's rom- think I did anyway since you can't see what's on the screen. Still no picture- sound from volume up and down after i think I did the calibration. Back to best buy..

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    well- since I did not buy the $70 extended warranty best buy wouldn't help me. They couldn't even tell me where to send it. Even thou skeptical, I called the number at the bottom of the warranty slip and I got a real person who spoke normal english! Imagine that! So I will pay to ship it to Texas! wish me luck! They couldn't tell me how long they would keep it.
     
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    that sucks buzzman i hate best buy. sometimes they are really inconsistent with their quality of customer service. sometimes its a great experience, and sometimes you want to go all the cars in the employee parking lot. I hope you get your tab back soon.
     
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    Thanks 10 till 4- will ship off tomorrow. I'll let everyone know how it went.

    Happy Passover/ Happy Easter/ Happy Russian Easter. If I forgot anyone, well Happy whatever!!!! ;)
     
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    Shipped to Texas- $15.00 between insurance and tracking. Should get there mon/tue. We'll see how good their 12 month warranty is.
     
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    Actually the experience you have may determine if I will buy another product from Huawei. I remeber having an HP product that went bad, think it was a winCE device, and they sent me a prepaid UPS box to return it in. Probably stated in the warranty that shipping, at least to them, is your responsibility.
     
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    Yeah- I pay one way. They pay to return it hopefully fixed or with a new unit. ;) I have to say up till this point I really liked this tablet.
    If I get it back in working order I'll continue to like it and mod it.
     
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    I also sent mines to Plano, Texas 10 bucks without insurance but with tracking hopefully by the time its its returned back a cooler froyo or even gingerbread port of cyanogenmod is in effect.
     

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