I just ran into this problem today with my old OLPC - from the first buy one, get one. I read through the fix, but it's beyond me. I don't know anyone using Linux, etc. to help with the fix. Should we just recycle the unit? If someone can do the repair, we'd love for it to be of use. It's rarely been used and is in great shape, though the original box may not be available.
Thank you so much for any help with this.