I just got my new pokitto (after it had been held by customs for a week, sigh), I assembled it, and I have a problem getting it to work. But let me start from the beginning.
After assembling, I switched the device on, and saw the pokitto face. For a moment a black rectangle with some sort of indicator appeared in the top left corner, and then just the face, changing randomly. I noticed that the A and B buttons would change the eyes to hearts or closed eyes, and that the down button would stop the mouth from changing randomly, but all other buttons did nothing. I also noticed that the left direction doesn’t even click when I press it, though all the other buttons and directions do.
I looked closely, and I noticed that the speaker is very close to the pins of the connector at the top, so I disassembled the device, put some sticker paper between the speaker and the pins to make sure there is no short, and put it back together again, however, it didn’t change the behavior.
Next, I wanted to try some games, so I found a 2GB sdcard, unpacked the zip file from pokitto_gamedisk_v05.zip on it, inserted it into pokitto and switched it on. There was no change, still the same face changing randomly. I couldn’t find a button labeled “C” on my device, but I pressed all of buttons in turn, and no menu or anything like that appeared. Thinking that maybe the SD card is faulty, I put feelgood.snd on it, and tried again — this time a horrible loud music played in addition to pokitto making faces at me, so I assume it can read the sd card fine.
Next, I connected a USB cable, reset pokitto into flashing mode — a “CRP DISABLD” disk appeared with firmware.bin on it. I copied the firmware.bin as a backup to my disk, deleted it, and copied the crabator.bin on the device. Then I unmounted it, switched off, unplugged, and switched on again — and I got a white screen. I tried with and without the SD card, no difference. I tried a couple of other .bin files, but no difference. I tried to copy the firmware.bin I have backed up initially back onto the device, and still nothing — only white screen.
At this point I really don’t know what else I could try. Any ideas?