[Techtalk] what is bricking?

Michael Carson mc at mike-carson.com
Mon Jan 23 21:20:17 UTC 2012

That's a good description of bricking - the result is (barely) useful as a
brick.  The method of recovery you mention will depend on the actual
hardware involved.  Some may not have accessible EEPROMS.

On Jan 23, 2012 4:11 PM, "Carla Schroder" <carla at bratgrrl.com> wrote:

> O gurus, what does it mean to brick a device like a wireless router? Is it
> correct to say it's corrupting the OS to the point where it cannot boot,
> and
> you cannot re-flash the EEPROM? But if you had a nifty little EEPROM
> programmer
> device thingy, and could safely pull the chip out of the router, you could
> restore it?
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