Toshiba BDX1200 dead after firmware hack

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  1. rulaman

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    Hi. I`m newbie here asking the experts for advice.
    It is a BDX1200KE model. Initially everything was looking good. I started the firmware CD as prescribed here in avforums in another thread. Don`t remember the screen messages literally. After some screens the message was something like: Installing new firmware, will need quite a while. I left the room for a moment. When I came back, the CD was exjected and the player dead. I have pulled the power and tried to switch on again. The player is dead since then. No reaction on the power button, nor on the remote. No LCD display, no onscreen display.
    I have asked google and avforums for hardware reset, no hits. What can I do?
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    I have checked the low voltage pins on the PCB board. Power is good.
     
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    Those players can sometimes be unbricked via the UART port on the mainboard, provided that the bootloader is still functional. You'll need an RS232 to TTL level converter.
    However, no reaction on the power button could mean that the bootloader is dead.
     
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    Thanks marlboro man for your answer,
    sorry but this is beyond my knowledge. I was hoping there is something simple like
    CTRL-ALT-DELETE.
    I think I will shoot another player in ebay, and if I get this one here still running,
    well then there is a spare.
     

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