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Sylvania netbook wm8505 wont get past boot screen

Hi i have got a sylvania wm 8505 smartbook and when i power it on it goes to the loading screen but stays there and nothing else i am trying to delete old os off it any help on how to do this would be greatfully apreciated many thanks

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Hold down F8 on startup, Try safe mode, if you can get in then use windows restore to restore it back to an earlier point in time. Otherwise there will most likely be a recovery option for the laptop try any of the F keys while starting up till you get to the right one.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  • 1982cub Jan 20, 2013

    hi there thankyou for your advice ? have you got one of these machines ??? i was wondering if you did and this had worked for you ive tried it but still no luck its got internal nand memory and i need to find software or solution to be able to delete it to put new os on it ???? any help will be greatly apreciated

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Hello, from what I understand, the netbook doesn't use an Intel-standard processor, so only code specifically for that chip will run, ie, no downloadable plug-ins,java, flash etc. CE itself is based on windows 98. I found a site giving useful overviews on these netbooks, I think they're worth visiting: tp://bestgadgetnow.co.uk/gadget-news/99-cvs-sylvania-netbook-computer-review/
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Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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SOURCE: I tried to update my sons sylvania netbook and it

please try and follow the suggestion detailed below.

Please see my TIP at : http://www.fixya.com/support/r7350901-fix_synet07526_wifi_flashing

If you do the update incorrectly, then there is a chance that you would "BRICK" the machine. In the vocabulary of the programming community, this means that you have made a processor unrecoverable.

I do not think so with this machine, as I think(perhaps) that the path to update is still intact. others have said that they bricked the ARM7505 machines, but it is worth a try to do it correctly. You must have a SD memory card of at least 1Gb, and then down load the upgrade to that card, that should be formatted with FAT32(they usually come from the factory this way). See the TIP and follow it exactly.

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

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SOURCE: my 7' sylvania netbook wont

There is a reset button on the bottom of the laptop, To the right of the battery .

In the event your netbook cannot normally shut down or restart, press this

button with a pin or straight paper clip to restart the netbook.


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Posted on Jan 29, 2011

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SOURCE: I purchased a Sylvania Netbook (Smartbook/SYNET)

You have to follow specific instructions alluded to on www.digitalgadgets.com. If you fail to first unzip the download before writing to the SD card, then what you described will happen. Please see my TIP at: http://www.fixya.com/support/r7350901-fix_synet07526_wifi_flashing

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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