so i just got one of these mini netbooks and have been playing around a bit trying to recover it from a black screen...after taking it apart i found the chip is a WM8505...i've downloaded that appropiate files to try to restore the device. but like alot of people that i've read it suessfully updates the logo, normal mode and safe mode..but at this point it's hanging and freezing up. now i've tried a couple different files but they all have the same results...i've tried the VT8505 as well as the WM8505 (which is what my chip is) but they both hang at the same place. and when i turn off the unit and take the SD card out and restart it it just hangs on the start up screen which says SMART BOOK...i've also tried the VT8500 file but that just turns it back into a black screen.
anyone have any ideas for this newbie as to how i can fix this thing? i'm really hopeing to fix this box without haveing to go usb-usb to my computer..put if i do have to go that route i keep reading to use a straight through cable. but the only usb-usb cable i have has that box thingy in the middle of it...if i have to go the route of useing the usb-usb can i use this cable and not have to go buy a new one? again though i'm really hopeing to get this thing going via. SD card. is there any other files i can try to load into it? are these files only for the wince OS? i'm willing to put any other OS on the box to try. so if anyone has any links to files i can try it would be great appreciated...if any other info is needed just let me know....