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josephmanis

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Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« on: December 29, 2009, 11:41:24 pm »
I just attempted to flash custom firmware to my dingoo, on the computer, everything worked fine, but as i was flashing, the tutorial said that i should see the "firmware update" screen on my dingoo.  instead, i got a gray screen with many vertical, miscolored, lines in it and nothing else.  after the flashing was finished, i still have this screen.  and i can not do anything with my dingoo, obviously.  i tried reflashing, but it didn't work.  what do i do now, i just got this, and love it.  please tell me it isn't broken.  thank you.

woooozzaa

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 11:57:03 pm »
Maybe you've just used the wrong LCD driver?

QBert

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 12:07:11 am »
I just attempted to flash custom firmware to my dingoo, on the computer, everything worked fine, but as i was flashing, the tutorial said that i should see the "firmware update" screen on my dingoo.  instead, i got a gray screen with many vertical, miscolored, lines in it and nothing else.  after the flashing was finished, i still have this screen.  and i can not do anything with my dingoo, obviously.  i tried reflashing, but it didn't work.  what do i do now, i just got this, and love it.  please tell me it isn't broken.  thank you.

Is the grey screen still there after you reset the Dingoo?

You may have a newer revision of the Dingoo that's incompatible with the most recent version of the Dual-boot installer. Either that, or you've used the wrong version for your particular LCD type. The "idiot's guide" tells you how to determine with LCD version you have.

If you're sure you've used the right dual-boot installer for your LCD type, you could try using an older version of the dual-boot installer and see if you have any luck with that. If not, you may need to wait for an updated dual-boot installer.

josephmanis

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 12:19:02 am »
i've used the old and new unbricker tools and both lcd drivers and i still have this white screen of death.  I have no idea what else to do.

QBert

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 12:31:53 am »
i've used the old and new unbricker tools and both lcd drivers and i still have this white screen of death.  I have no idea what else to do.

Did you try re-flashing the Dingoo's firmware by putting an a320.hxf file in the root and holding down while powering up?

This is the firmware I've used on all three Dingoo's I've set up so far:

http://boards.dingoonity.org/dingoo-hacks/custom-firmware-1-20-pof/

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 07:54:08 pm »
It sounds as if you've used the wrong bootfile for your LCD type.

If you can boot the Dingoo into USB mode you can ensure that you have an a320.hxf file on the memory, then boot while holding down on the dpad to begin firmware installation.

After you've restored the Dingoo firmware, you can check which LCD type you have with the following method:

Quote from: my guide
To find out which LCD module your Dingoo has, go to 'System Setup' > 'About' on your Dingoo menu, and press up,right,down,up,right,down. This will load the diagnostics screen, which should say which module you have.

trilbymnokey

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 09:51:13 pm »
It sounds as if you've used the wrong bootfile for your LCD type.

If you can boot the Dingoo into USB mode you can ensure that you have an a320.hxf file on the memory, then boot while holding down on the dpad to begin firmware installation.

After you've restored the Dingoo firmware, you can check which LCD type you have with the following method:

Quote from: my guide
To find out which LCD module your Dingoo has, go to 'System Setup' > 'About' on your Dingoo menu, and press up,right,down,up,right,down. This will load the diagnostics screen, which should say which module you have.

Yeh, I got my Dingoo today, attempted to flash custom firmware and got the EXACT same problem as you.

You need the ILI9331.DL file instead of the ILI9325.DL file. That fixed it straight away. :D

joepie91

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2009, 11:29:09 pm »
It sounds as if you've used the wrong bootfile for your LCD type.

If you can boot the Dingoo into USB mode you can ensure that you have an a320.hxf file on the memory, then boot while holding down on the dpad to begin firmware installation.

After you've restored the Dingoo firmware, you can check which LCD type you have with the following method:

Quote from: my guide
To find out which LCD module your Dingoo has, go to 'System Setup' > 'About' on your Dingoo menu, and press up,right,down,up,right,down. This will load the diagnostics screen, which should say which module you have.

Yeh, I got my Dingoo today, attempted to flash custom firmware and got the EXACT same problem as you.

You need the ILI9331.DL file instead of the ILI9325.DL file. That fixed it straight away. :D
He states that he used both display drivers. So that probably won't solve it.

How old is your Dingoo? Might it be one from the pawed dual-memory-chip batch, the new ones? There might be a new LCD controller.

woooozzaa

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 08:23:36 pm »
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Yeh, I got my Dingoo today, attempted to flash custom firmware and got the EXACT same problem as you.

You need the ILI9331.DL file instead of the ILI9325.DL file. That fixed it straight away. :D

You need to be aware of your LCD version before attempting this, not guessing. Don't these tools only work in winXP? Maybe the problem isn't the dingoo, maybe its just a bad download if the files. If you've got a buddy with a XP machine might be worth trying on his PC with fresh files, can't make it worst now can it

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please tell me it isn't broken.  thank you.

It isn't broken hehe.

trilbymnokey

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Re: Please help me, I may have killed my dingoo
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 07:12:51 pm »
You need to be aware of your LCD version before attempting this, not guessing.

To be honest, the tutorial I used didn't even mention two LCD drivers, and the download only included one. It's only coz I'd done a little research on Dingux installation that I twigged to the fact that I was probably using the wrong one...

Guess I shoulda looked at a few tutorials beforehand, but hey, at least it's working now! Shame bout the 'Y/B button problem' though.

 

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