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XO Laptop won't start

Postby Bola964 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:10 pm

Hello, my new XO will turn on, but it won't pass the the white screen with the X on it stage. It never connects to the net, nor shows the circle..... can you help? thanks.
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Re: XO Laptop won't start

Postby ncarrol » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:46 am

There have been a few incidents of a new XO not starting -- usually corrupted software (probably from cold weather transport). If you get to the white screen, it probably means the firmware is OK. Things to try:

1. Remove battery, wait, reinstall battery. Fully charge the battery.

2. Try hardware tests: hold down left rocker switch (under left speaker) while powering on. Do they run OK ? If yes, probably the linux software is corrupted.

3. Try Alternate boot (not present on factory fresh XO): hold down "O" game key (under right speaker) while powering on.

4. Time to reflash. Easy task if you have a PC (or Mac) on internet and a USB flash drive. Two clicks on two links (1/2 hour). Put USB drive into XO and hold down all four game keys (under right speaker) while powering on -- wait until it tells you to release them. See other posts in General Questions on any topic about not starting.

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Release_notes/8.2.0 See section about upgrading XO not on internet.
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