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I managed to brick my EV-3 while it was in the middle of a firmware update
one time.  The instructions listed above worked for me, and I have to think
mine was about as bad as it can get (unplugged in the middle of a firmware
update)

-Frank


On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Vinayak Arumugam <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I am not an expert on this. Just found this in one of the problem. While
> you are waiting on help from EV3 supplier as the previous reply suggested,
> you might want to try this. I found it one of the online forums. It is not
> stated here but I think you will need to connect your EV3 to your PC and
> also start the EV3 program on your PC so that the Download is possible
> (unless you have WiFi enabled on your brick).
>
> If for some reason your EV3 Brick stops working during the firmware
> update process, you will need to manually update the firmware by
> doing the following (the EV3 Brick still needs a USB connection to
> your computer):
>
>
>    1. Hold down the Back, Center, and Right buttons on the EV3 Brick.
>    2. When the EV3 Brick restarts, release the Back button.
>    3. When the screen says “Updating,” release the Center and Right buttons
>    and click the Download button in the Firmware Update tool. The
>    firmware will be downloaded to your EV3 Brick, which will restart
>    itself.
>
>
> If the manual firmware update does not make your EV3 Brick work
> the first time, repeat the manual update process.
>
> Best Regards,
> Vinayak
> Coach - Lego Legends, South Riding, VA
>
> > Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2014 10:34:56 -0400
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [VADCFLL-L] Help! EV3 brick gave up on us!
> > To: [log in to unmask]
>
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can anyone advice how to revive EV3 brick. This morning it just won't go
> past the red light. We removed batteries changed into new also tried using
> the trick of holding the three buttons on the brick down yet it still does
> wake up.
> > This is a big disaster for our team as they really put their heart and
> soul programming. Not sure how can a brand new brick decides to stop
> working. Kids were extremely careful with it all along.
> >
> > Can any fellow EV3 user or experts please help us out with some advice.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mrudula
> >
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