[Gta04-owner] dead gta04
wankelwankel at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 22 22:06:28 CEST 2012
On Monday 22 October 2012 14:49:02 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> 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
To elaborate: the greenish (or other-colourish) flash or glow usually appears
when the battery runs out. The turning itself on part is when enough charge
has accumulated in the battery to allow a (partial) boot.
I worried a bit about the screen the first times, but I have seen no ill
effects after "ages" ) of abuse (that is: battery running out, or being
trickle-charged until full enough).
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