Collection key vs Q2E44 (and Q3A41?)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Fri Jul 30 14:09:11 EDT 2010

Hi Mitch,

wasn't aware you were on vacation.

Techteam - I am hoping for independent confirmation -- the USB disks
on my bench are pretty shit.

Can anyone with a "known to behave well" usb get a collection key to
work on XO-1.5 or on XO-1+Q2E44?



On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Mitch Bradley <wmb at> wrote:
> You could try holding down the check key for several seconds - while the
> 'release game buttons' message is displayed.  That might give more time for
> the USB key to get its act together after power on.
> Another possibility would be to modify the collector key script to write to
> an SD card instead of to a USB stick, then get someone at 1cc to sign the
> modified script.
> Still another possibility would be to put the existing signed script on an
> SD card, then insert both the SD card and the USB stick.  The script would
> be booted from the SD card, and might then write to the USB stick.  It's
> possible that the USB stick could be detected properly if it were accessed a
> little later than the initial boot step.
> If none of these work, then you will have to wait until I get back from
> vacation, unless someone else has a idea.
> On 07/29/2010 08:46 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 4:55 PM, Mitch Bradley<wmb at>  wrote:
>>> Have you tried the check button for more feedback?
>> Yes, on all the machines. Where it fails, it never mentions trying
>> anything on the usb disk.
>> Skips straight to booting from nand.
>> m

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