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C881 Router stuck in recovery mode?

I've got a Cisco C881-K9 router. Older end of life model. Surplus equipment. I had plans to brush up on my IOS config skills. It appears to be stuck in IOS recovery mode by looking at the errors below:

 

boot: cannot determine first executable file name ondevice "flash:"

% No valid customer configuration file found

% Aborting loading of customer configuration

 

There is no running startup config. I've erased it and done a reload without success. I've attached the console log below.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Hello,

 

thanks for the update. I don't like giving up on stuff, but the EoL date for this device is 2014, so chances are your router is >10 years old. Which most likely means that indeed it is broken.

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Hello,

 

did you try the password recovery procedure (link below) ? I am afraid that is your last option, if that doesn't help, the router is most likely bricked...

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/routers/800-series-routers/12065-pswdrec-827.html

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Hi,

 

Thanks for the suggestion. I gave it a try and ended up with the same result. It appears the unit is bricked.

 

Thanks for your help anyhow.

 

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Hello,

 

thanks for the update. I don't like giving up on stuff, but the EoL date for this device is 2014, so chances are your router is >10 years old. Which most likely means that indeed it is broken.

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Reset Button pressed during boot up

if this is not your doing, then maybe the reset button is stuck?

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Good suggestion! I thought that might have been it. I just push cycled the little button a few times. I can hear the clicking when I depress it so I'm pretty sure now the unit is bricked. 

 

Thanks for the suggestion.

Shane

 

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Yeah I hate to give up on this also. It was a given to me free but I suspect its bricked. I was hoping to use it to brush up on my IOS skills. It is a nice little fanless unit. Anyhow thanks for your help on this!

 

Shane

 

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