[Gta04-owner] dead gta04

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Mon Oct 22 15:07:19 CEST 2012


Am 22.10.2012 um 14:58 schrieb Rene Leitner:

> Hi,
> 
> I think I had the same problem. I deleted the bootargs via u-boot command to solve it.
> 
> Maybe Nikolaus knows the right code to do this, I cant't remaber.

It is in section 8.6.1. of the manual.

There is a bug in the manual: the command 'halt' has been renamed to 'poweroff'.

> 
> Greetings,
> Rene
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> Datum: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:49:02 +0200
>> Von: "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com>
>> An: List for communicating with real GTA04 owners <gta04-owner at goldelico.com>
>> Betreff: Re: [Gta04-owner] dead gta04
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Am 22.10.2012 um 13:03 schrieb joakim at verona.se:
>> 
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> My gta04 no longer seems to work.
>>> 
>>> I was happily charging it with qtmoko running.
>>> All of a sudden the screen went greenish, then the device went
>>> completely dead.
>>> 
>>> I tried alien-charging the battery, and restarting, but then it was
>>> completely dead. I left it in a cupboard and later noticed it turned
>>> itself on, the screen entirely white, and the LED:s blinking furiously.
>> 
>>> That didn't look healthy, so I took out the battery.
>> 
>> Isn't really harmful.
>> This means that it does not find a kernel. Neither in NAND flash nor on SD
>> card.
>> 
>> Maybe the SD card has contact problems? If it has, the file system on SD
>> may be
>> damaged beyond automatic repair.
>> 
>>> So, any hints what I should do now?
>> 
>> 1. try to read/fsck the SD card externally
>> 2. try to clean the contacts of the SD card
>> 
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