My Gp2x F200 Stopped Reading Sd Cards...


lobski

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My friend's GP2x (F200) stopped reading SD cards, is it possible to fix it somehow? I tried multiple SD cards, and the GP2x doesn't recognize them.

He was using a 2gb Imation card before it stopped reading SD cards. Then he tried a 4GB Sandisk card, and it still doesn't work. Both SD cards are recognized by Windows. Just not GP2x.

Is there a way to flash the firmware through the on-board memory? Or any other suggestions?

Oops, I posted this in the wrong forum. Can a mod move it to the Help forum please?
 

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I had this exact problem last weekend. The GP2X wouldn't read cards, but when they were plugged into it I could access them via the PC. I was actually able to flash the firmware from SD card though, and that fixed it. Give it a go.


[edit] Just in case you need it, here's the step-by-step on flashing the firmware.

- Format a card (FAT32) using a card reader, not while it's plugged into the GP2X.
- Download the official firmware 4 from the file archive and extract onto card. http://archive.gp2x.de/cgi-bin/cfiles.cgi?0,0,0,0,42,2423
- Connect power adaptor to GP2X, do not use batteries.
- Insert card into GP2X, hold Start & Select, and turn on.
- When the "updating" picture appears, release the buttons and let it update. Give it a few minutes. If all goes well, everything will be back to normal.
 

lobski

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So my friend tries that program, gets the firmware on it, and does the process... Turned it on, nothing happened for a while, then screen turned black.

Now the gp2x doesn't turn on at all.

IS IT BRICKED?
 

lobski

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Gruso said:
You followed every step exactly?

You used a power adaptor?

Well, except for one minor detail, he didn't use a USB card reader. Instead he plugged it right into the PC, formatted it using the Panasonic Formatter, put the 4.0 on it and did it. He also used a power adapter
 
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So the PC has a built in card reader? Should be no different, but I'm not sure what that Panasonic software is all about.

Some more expert advice than mine is required I think! Worst case, you'll still be under warranty, yeah?
 
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