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3620 booting problem | "flash sector will NOT erase"

Hi there,

Does anyone know how to resolve this issue:

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rommon 2 > xmodem c3620-i-mz.122-26a.bin

Do not start the sending program yet...

device does not contain a valid magic number

dir: cannot open device "flash:"

WARNING: All existing data in flash will be lost!

Invoke this application only for disaster recovery.

Do you wish to continue? y/n [n]: y

Ready to receive file c3620-i-mz.122-26a.bin ...

Erasing flash at 0x30000000sector erase failed at location 0x30000000, status 0x

2000

flash sector will NOT erase...aborting

rommon 3 >

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Cheers,

Daniel

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Re: 3620 booting problem | "flash sector will NOT erase"

The error "Do not start the sending program yet...device does not contain a valid magic number dir:cannot open device "flash:"" is related to either the corrupted IOS image or bad Flash.Following are the steps which u can try if the memory is as per the requirement:

1) Reset the Flash

2) download the new image

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Re: 3620 booting problem | "flash sector will NOT erase"

Thanks Martin for your reply.

The problem is that I can't access the flash at all.

You're right about the valid magic number explanation, but I coulnd't find a resource explaining the Bad sector message.

I've changed the flash and downloaded a new image which I've verified its md5 still to no avail.

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