elwell at smartlp.com
Thu Jul 26 19:23:12 CEST 2007
Cool. Glad to hear you got your device (and found a way to power it).
On Thursday 26 July 2007 12:17:52 Mark Eichin wrote:
> Giles Jones <giles.jones at zen.co.uk> writes:
> > They never do work on USB with no battery, it's just how the electronics
> > are designed.
> That's good to know.
> > Shame about the missing bits, this may be of interest however:
> > http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Neo1973_Battery
> > "The battery is a one 3.7V (nominal) cell. It has internal protection
> > circuitry, and a capacity of 1200mAh.
> > It is apparently compatible with the Nokia BL-5C See this mailing list
> > post These are available very inexpensively from ebay. Though quality
> > will of course vary. However, currently Neo1973 won't charge BL-5C
> > batteries."
> Hah, turns out that my Nokia 6630 uses the BL-5C as well, so I was
> able to boot it using one of those. That'll be enough to do a
> firmware update, and get them to ship a replacement...
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