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Title: DIR-880L Bricked after bad firmware flash (just after warranty expired)
Post by: stuffibrit on December 11, 2018, 11:46:05 AM
So my DIR-880L is now bricked after a bad flash and stuck in recovery mode. It will allow me to upload a new file but it will not recover after the upload. I've tried quite a few options to recover but sadly all unsuccessful. I still have the annoying flashing orange power light deliberating haunting me!

I can ping the router but cannot telnet into it using an Ethernet cable. I assume my only option is to use a serial cable to try and erase the Nvram? I saw an earlier post on this but not specific instructions. I need to know the cable to get and the pins to connect to once the router is opened for life support. All basic instructions welcome.

Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: DIR-880L Bricked after bad firmware flash (just after warranty expired)
Post by: FurryNutz on December 11, 2018, 11:47:41 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=49573.0)


Try this:
Emergency Recovery Mode (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=44909.msg163599#msg163599)
Title: Re: DIR-880L Bricked after bad firmware flash (just after warranty expired)
Post by: stuffibrit on December 11, 2018, 12:12:21 PM
H/W Ver A2. Region: USA

I have tried the recovery options without any success. I think my only option is the serial cable route but I wanted the opinion from the smart folks on this forum.
Title: Re: DIR-880L Bricked after bad firmware flash (just after warranty expired)
Post by: FurryNutz on December 11, 2018, 01:13:25 PM
If the recovery method didn't work then give the serial cable method a try if you know it. Other than this, not much else can be done from our side.
Title: Re: DIR-880L Bricked after bad firmware flash (just after warranty expired)
Post by: stuffibrit on December 11, 2018, 06:15:03 PM
Does anyone have the detailed instructions to carry out the serial cable method and also recommend a the right cable to use?
Title: Re: DIR-880L Bricked after bad firmware flash (just after warranty expired)
Post by: FurryNutz on January 02, 2019, 11:06:12 AM
We don't have any information regarding a serial cable connection.
You might try asking folks over on the DD-WRT forum about this or recovery of the NVRAM portion of the router.