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chuckie940
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Stuck at Read Forever

My NC will not boot up past the Read Forever screen.  When I power it down it restarts by itself and gets stuck in the same spot.

 

The battery was completely dead, however it is now fully charged.

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roustabout
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Re: Stuck at Read Forever

If you have an SD card inserted, try taking it out and see what happens.

 

Sometimes a mucked-up SD card can hang an NC at boot. 

 

 

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Re: Stuck at Read Forever

I do not have an SD card in it and have never used one.

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Re: Stuck at Read Forever

After 8 attempts to boot, your device should automatically reinstall its software. 

 

If not, there's a key-press sequence to force it into restore mode, something like holding in power and n at the same time to power it on, then let go of power but keep holding N in. 

 

I believe that triggers a partial, rather than a complete, restore and there's a different sequence for a full restore. 

"no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.