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[HARD BRICKED?] Turns on, shows Kindle logo, then flashes blue screen.

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vinokirk

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Mar 30, 2008
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Hi all, completely stock HDX, it's my uncles.
The unit turns on, shows the Kindle logo, then flashes a blue screen, then reboots and loops.
Any ideas? Is it hard bricked?
 
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DB126

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Oct 15, 2013
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Hi all, completely stock HDX, it's my uncles.
The unit turns on, shows the Kindle logo, then flashes a blue screen, then reboots and loops.
Any ideas? Is it hard bricked?
Could it be a duff battery?
ROM (FireOS) is not booting due to a corrupt image in the system partition or a hardware fault. Regardless, there is no mechanism to recover from this type of error on a locked/stock device short of board replacement (not for the faint of heart).

Battery is probably fine as boot failure/loop is repetitive and the device doesn't power down after a few cycles.
 

_Alex_

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Aug 21, 2005
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This happened to me too with an Apollo 3rd gen w/64 GB RAM, BL unlocked, w/ TWRP on Oct 2016 CM11.

So pissed because in the middle of normal operation, the screen faded, rebooted and repeatedly showed the blue screen. Tried to reboot a couple of times but kept boot looping w/ blue screen.

Had a recovery in TWRP, so I tried restoring, but partially through while attempting to write to the system partition, the screen went all garbled and the device never booted again.

Luckily, I had a warranty and they cashed me out. Still trying to find a decent replacement...