I was asked to work on a "bricked Kindle" due to a reputaion among friends and co-workers of being the "go to" guy for rooting, custom ROMs, and the like. I am familiar with adb, fastboot, etc, and have used them often. Even though I didn't know what had happened to this particular Kindle, I was confident I could fix it.
I got it and began investigating. It powered on and FFF 1.4a popped up, followed by the stock Kindle logo where it stayed. I rebooted and used FFF to boot to Recovery, which is TWRP 188.8.131.52. Further checking found that there is no ROM installed, only FFF and TWRP, nothing else. I thought "This will be easy!". Wrong...
I connected it to my Windows 7 PC and ... nothing. Didn't even show as anything being connected at all. Installed drivers, still no luck. ADB doesn't see it either. Tried using 'mount' in TWRP, nope. Then began my trip down the numerous fixit programs KFU, FireKit, ReKindle, etc. Not a thing. Linux doesn't see it either. Like it is not even connected. Even tried the USB Shorting Trick, still wont register on anything, as anything. Bought a Fasboot "Factory" Cable, still nothing. My only hope at this point is the terminal in TWRP. I have successfully run various commands in there, verified the different boot modes with idme. Found that it did change to Fastboot (4002) and back to Normal (4000) when asked. Attempted to use Parted for some investigation but it is difficult to use in that terminal. I did discover that several partitions are screwed up. How to fix them is beyond my expertise. My thought at the moment is to wipe the thing 100%, partitions and all, to see if I can then connect at least with FK or something to reformat and put FFF and TWRP back on (latest versions). Also when looking through the logs in the terminal, it listed failures with an OMAP clock file.
The original owner told me he knew it couldn't be fixed and told me to keep it. I think it is still possible to salvage it. Any ideas?