[E3-hacking] FW: Factory reset of e3 emailer
Antony.Stone at e3.open.source.it
Fri Nov 5 17:48:50 GMT 2010
On Friday 05 November 2010 at 18:13, SJSD . wrote:
> Any suggestions to reset the E3?
I have a nasty suspicion that if the machine has already been used, the
Primary Boot Loader will have been updated to 5.1 (the machines were
generally sold with 4.9 installed, but connecting them to a phone line
prompts an automatic update).
See http://www.earth.li/~noodles/hardware-e3.html for the comment you don't
want to read: "Note that only PBL 4.9 will work at present; PBL 5.1 is known
to have made changes preventing this mode from being entered. If you allow
your E3 to receive updates from Amstrad then it's highly likely it will be
upgraded to PBL 5.1"
I don't know how to find out the PBL version from the machine itself (unless
it's unused, when you can press Setup on the pull-out keyboard as described
at http://inputplus.co.uk/ralph/emailer/e3.html - unfortunately yours is
clearly used), except by connecting a serial cable and talking to it.
That's not hard, though - see http://inputplus.co.uk/ralph/emailer/pbl.html
Hope this helps,
> From: sjsdoherty at hotmail.co.uk
> To: jason.barsby at tiscali.co.uk
> Subject: Factory reset of e3 emailer
> Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:07:17 +0000
> I found your question on the E3 forum:
> I just bought three of the E3 machines from e-bay and I'm having no joy
> trying to reset them back to factory state.
> I seem to be stuck with the usernames and accounts from the previous
> Your reply would oblige.
> Many thanks,
> James Doherty
> County Tyrone
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