Recovering a bricked TDK Boombox

by Volker Weber

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Some problems are here today and gone tomorrow. Olaf had the life-saving hint: a different set of instructions.

On the last pages it says, and I compress the instructions:

  1. Power off, remove power, remove any usb media.
  2. Connect power, hold the OK button, power on. The boombox may appear dead, but it's not.
  3. Keep holding the OK button for 15 seonds. Release. Press OK. Wait one second. Press OK again.
  4. Wait another 15 seonds.
  5. Power off.
  6. Insert USB media with firmware.
  7. Power on.
  8. Firmware will now install.

This did not work initially. Then I decided to make an important change: use a different thumb drive. I did exactly the same thing:

  1. Download firmware.
  2. Insert thumb drive, quickformat as FAT32 with default allocation units, naming the drive TDKFLASH.
  3. Copy firmware to empty thumb drive and eject.

And this time it worked. Remember: it's always the cable thumb drive.

And on with the good news: not only is the Boombox working again, it also sounds better than before. The distortions are gone.

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Comments

Wow. Looks even more ugly, when it is alive. :-)

Thomas Langel, 2011-12-13

Disagree. It does not look ugly at all.

Volker Weber, 2011-12-13

Fein, dann bekommen wir noch etwas über das Gerät zu lesen?
Mir gefällt das Teil durchaus, klare Linien, schlichter und aus meiner Sicht auch edler look, wobei die Fotos ja auch täuschen könnten.

Kai Schmalenbach, 2011-12-13

Matter of taste.

It's the display. I don't get it, why they use these cheap looking and grainy displays. Same with my terratec noxon2.

Thomas Langel, 2011-12-13

You see a photo and think it's like xour Noxon2. It's not.

Volker Weber, 2011-12-13

Kai, ja, ich werde noch mal was erzählen in ein paar Wochen. Ich finde das Gerät sehr faszinieren, weil es so extrem ist. "Das soll eine Boombox sein? DAS ist eine Boombox". Über die Einschränkungen hatte ich ja schon im ersten Post gesprochen.

Volker Weber, 2011-12-13

Ich freue mich auf weitere tolle Geschichten zu dem Thema! Ein echtes Vorweihnachtshighlight!

Markus Dierker, 2011-12-13

These photos show much better that it really does go eleven. Awesome!

Joerg Michael, 2011-12-13

@vowe

But I can see (even count) the pixels on your photo. ;-)

Thomas Langel, 2011-12-13

Dann bin mal auf meinen nächsten Besuch gespannt.

Thomas Koester, 2011-12-13

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