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skyjumper

Hi All...

I have a device with an ARM Cortex M3 processor sealed in plastic, and its firmware is stuck in an infinite loop. There is no way to reset it without breaking it open, which will destroy it. Any ideas on how to stop it so when it comes back on it can restart? Maybe freeze spray? The battery will eventually run dead, but tis going to be a while...

tocpcs

Just thinking of the obvious - remove the power (Battery..)..?

jackrae

Place in freezer for 24 hours then rewarm to room temperature.  May work, may not.

fungus


Hi All...

I have a device with an ARM Cortex M3 processor sealed in plastic, and its firmware is stuck in an infinite loop. There is no way to reset it without breaking it open, which will destroy it. Any ideas on how to stop it so when it comes back on it can restart? Maybe freeze spray? The battery will eventually run dead, but tis going to be a while...



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James C4S


I have a device with an ARM Cortex M3 processor sealed in plastic,

Is it a Sphero?
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kf2qd

Build the next one with a magnetic reed switch.

majenko

Create a small EMP device.  Camera flash, coil of wire ;)
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vdaghan


Create a small EMP device.  Camera flash, coil of wire ;)


Only if the seal is not metal. Faraday cage :)

majenko



Create a small EMP device.  Camera flash, coil of wire ;)


Only if the seal is not metal. Faraday cage :)

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I have a device with an ARM Cortex M3 processor sealed in plastic,
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GoForSmoke

Cycle power. Give it couple seconds between off and on.
I find it harder to express logic in English than in Code.
Sometimes an example says more than many times as many words.

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