Originally Posted by jimexcelcs
I did that. They wanted to replace it and didn't seem to know what the heck they were talking about.
I'm a computer technician. I can re-image the hard drive myself but I keep hearing that what I did was a ROM update that is unaffected by a HD swap.
Ha, my experience lately with dealer 'techs' is that they usually don't comment/know much beyond what the factory tells them. If they do know more, they can't tell you without getting in trouble, especially at the dealer.
I'm pretty sure these are ROM/firmware updates too.
And as you stated, I don't think re-imaging the HD would help.
If you are out of warranty, the best thing might be to start searching auto recycler sites to look for a replacement.
Since it's 'bricked' anyways...
Take it out and take it apart and see what you can find out.
Once you know what the 'guts' are, you may be able to find something in a Google search that would help to reset it.
If you do, please share, I'm sure others would like to know just in case.
I kinda know how you feel, except not quite as expensive of a mistake.
Decided to convert my Nook Tablet to Cyanogenmod, accidentally wiped the backup file and didn't have it working yet. So I just kept plugging away at it and finally got it working. Haven't looked back since.