Bricked WHR-HP-G54: Possible AOSS button cause???

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krull
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 21:18    Post subject: Bricked WHR-HP-G54: Possible AOSS button cause??? Reply with quote
This morning, while trying to diagnose a DSL connection problem, I decided to recycle power on my WHR-HP-G54 running v23sp2. While pulling out the power connector and reinserting, I had my hand on top of the unit, and accidentally pressed the AOSS button while doing it. As soon as I reinserted the power, constant green lights and can't reset, etc. Wham-o, bricked router. Sad

So... the question is whether there is any known condition which can cause bricking on this router if the AOSS button is pressed at an inopportune moment - such as when plugging in the power? Inquiring minds want to know...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:11    Post subject: Same thing happened to me Reply with quote
I can confirm that pressing the aoss during router boot will lead to bricking your buffalo.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
anyway to disable that button - or since its during booting you cant do much ?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 23:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
freonchill wrote:
anyway to disable that button - or since its during booting you cant do much ?

I'll be interested to read the answer to the above question. Also, can you simply re-flash the device since one basically has to follow a de-brick procedure to get the unit flashed in the first place?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
How does one recover from this mistake? Can you just redo the tftp process to load in the dd-wrt mini version, and then the desired dd-wrt version, starting over?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
How does one recover from this mistake? Can you just redo the tftp process to load in the dd-wrt mini version, and then the desired dd-wrt version, starting over?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 13:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
After installing an SD card and painting my Buffalo WHR-HP-G54, it was just a bit tight going back together. Unbeknown to me, the plastic bezel had the AOSS stuck down. When I booted up, it bricked. I tried everything I know, and the only way I recovered it was via JTAG. And even at that, clearing the NVRAM wasn't sufficient. I had to wipe out the kernel and tftp the firmware back in. Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 13:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Has this been fixed yet? If not, how does one recover from this mistake? Can you just redo the tftp process to load in the dd-wrt mini version, and then the desired dd-wrt version, starting over?
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