Monthly Archives: December 2011

How to revive/reboot a dead Motorola Xoom 2

Motorola Xoom 2

Motorola Xoom 2

I recently bought a Motorola Xoom 2 which I thoroughly  love and would recommend to anyone/everyone.

And yesterday I felt lost as it died, less than 30 days old. So, under the shop terms I took it back and they were about to declare it dead. But just before it was being sealed up, one of the more geeky guys guessed how to do a proper reboot as a last rite. And behold it rebooted and came back to life and works fine now.

When I was looking online for help there was nothing, so, I thought I would share. There doesn’t seem to be many Xoom 2 owners yet.

How to reboot a Motorola Xoom 2

Without further ado, its really simple. If you turn to your Xoom over to look at the 3 buttons located on the top of the right hand side…

Xoom 2 - buttons to reboot

Xoom 2 - buttons to reboot

You should hold the ‘Power’ button (top one) and the ‘Volume down’ (bottom one) for approx 30 seconds.

It will show a number of lines of boot-up code, then it will go into the normal ‘On’ procedure with the red Motorola logo, and after 30/40 seconds, it will jump to life.

Hope it helps others.

A link exchange approach who CAN-SPAM

I had never heard of the CAN-SPAM act until earlier today when I received a link exchange request for this site. It must be legit as I found a definition on wikipedia. The bit that made me look this up was in incredibly tiny text at the bottom of the mail.

Note: This is a link exchange request email that strictly adheres to the guidelines of the CAN-SPAM act of 2007 . We have clearly mentioned the source mail-id of this email and the subject lines are in no way misleading. We have found your mail address through searching the web for relevant link partners and not through any illegal means. If you do not wish to receive further emails, please reply with “Remove” or “No” in the subject line and we will ensure that you are not contacted again.

It is odd, that a British company is citing an American act in Blightly on a UK to UK link request. And as a way to legitimise an email to a stranger.

P.s I wont be exchanging links. My links page is for people who I actually know.