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Registered: ‎03-05-2013
My Device: Storm 2
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Storm 2 stuck on App Error 523, won't connect to computer

My dad's Storm 2 bricked yesterday, and I've been unable to do anything about it. I've tried booting it in safe mode, and none of the computers I have will let me do anything to wipe it as they all fail to connect to it. Is it a matter of constantly restarting it with crossed fingers, or am I missing something?

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Re: Storm 2 stuck on App Error 523, won't connect to computer

Hi and Welcome to the Community!


First off, you did not tell us the result of attempting to boot into Safe Mode...especially with a Storm-series device, the proper sequence of press/release/hold/etc. of the ESC key can be quite tricky to get just right, so you may need to try multiple times. As I recall, I used to do it by holding the ESC key up front, releasing it mid-way through the loading bar, and then holding it again for a bit...something like that and I was able to get it into Safe Mode.


Once in Safe Mode, you should be able to do all that you need to do...so I can only assume you've not been successful. But, perhaps these KBs might be useful:


Do keep in mind, however, that if the root of the problem is the hardware itself, then no amount of remedy we can suggest (other than in-hand evaluation by a qualified technician) will be of any use...


Good luck!

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