Pandigital eReader froze...

I was looking for a site that would help me get my eReader working and I thought I will find the answer from the site.  My Pandigital eReader sort of froze and I cannot make it come to life again.  I saw the site saying I can turn this into an android? and then I cannot find the the how-to anymore as soon as I joined in. Please help me.  I am not as young as you are guys but I am willing to learn something 'techie'.  In the meantime, please help me with my eReader that just froze. Thank you

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Design for reuse...

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