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Skully99 (OP)

Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« on: March 16, 2017, 02:58:35 pm »
I have had my gpd win for 2 days, it worked fine for the first 2 days. Now after powering it down it won't start up again. It powers on, the screen flickers and thats it no display. I have tried a few things, nothing seems to work. Anyone have any ideas?


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Faust

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Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 03:04:27 pm »
I have had my gpd win for 2 days, it worked fine for the first 2 days. Now after powering it down it won't start up again. It powers on, the screen flickers and thats it no display. I have tried a few things, nothing seems to work. Anyone have any ideas?


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Try to power it in when you charge it, last time it didn't wanted after I remove it from 1 day charging in power bank, but when I plug it back to my power bank and powered it, it booted normally.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 03:11:19 pm by Faust »

Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 03:07:31 pm »
That's not working either. Tried that and nothing :(


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Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 06:27:50 pm »
Was able to get it to boot to the startup screen by plugging in a micro HD to a tv, reset the bios by pushing fn + shift +power + f3.  But can't get it to go passed that into windows


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Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 06:44:23 pm »
Rest it one more time, while plugged into a micro hdmi and a tv. This time I was able to boot into windows, but it was really buggy a lot of things were not working, would not search for wifi etc. Did a full system reset, hopefully that helps.


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Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 08:37:01 pm »
I was able to reset windows to factory settings. But now cannot connect to wifi, was there drivers missing that I needed?


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Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 12:27:44 am »
Update.....it crashed again as soon as I closed it and opened it up 20 min later the display was dead. I am getting stuck on the EFI shell page with an error saying map: cannot find required map name. The keyboard won't work so you can't get out of it. Not sure what to do now.


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Faust

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Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2017, 09:06:08 am »
Update.....it crashed again as soon as I closed it and opened it up 20 min later the display was dead. I am getting stuck on the EFI shell page with an error saying map: cannot find required map name. The keyboard won't work so you can't get out of it. Not sure what to do now.


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After sale service. I hope you bought it from a serious shop and not from GPD itself.

Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2017, 09:25:57 am »
I bought it off eBay


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Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 09:28:54 am »
Update.....so here is the status now. If I turn it off or close it, the display crashes and the only way to get back into it is to hook it up to an hdmi and to the tv, then you get stuck at the EFI SHELL screen, the keyboard won't work so you have to plug in a USB keyboard and type exit. That will get you back into windows. I really do not know how to fix this. It has to be a firmware issue.


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Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2017, 09:32:54 am »


This is the screen you will get locked on when you plug in a micro hdmi, you won't see anything on the gpd itself


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Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 10:47:59 am »


This is the screen you will get locked on when you plug in a micro hdmi, you won't see anything on the gpd itself


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Do you have anything plug into the usb or into the micro sd card slot? It happened the exact same thing with my tablet, the escape key didn't do anything so I unplugged everything and powered on again and it worked.

« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 10:50:54 am by Faust »

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Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2017, 12:28:45 pm »
try resetting the bios to defaults? Are you on the 12/18 or 10/25 bios?

Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2017, 04:30:08 pm »
try resetting the bios to defaults? Are you on the 12/18 or 10/25 bios?

I just revived the gpd win on Monday, so I am sure I am on the 12/18 bios. Changes in it are very limited.


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Skully99 (OP)

Re: Gpd win powers on but won't boot
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2017, 08:02:45 pm »
Update.... the gpd win works fine. Until you power it down. Once you do that it will not start up again. Only way I can do it is by hooking up a micro hdmi cable and external keyboard to get to the EFI shell. Then type exit and you can boot into windows. If anyone knows how this can be fixed that would be great.


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