Don't ship GTA02v5 without the rework

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at
Sat Apr 19 02:26:24 CEST 2008

OpenMoko team:

It's crazy to consider shipping the GTA02v5 without the rework
to solve the current leakage issue.

Yes, people are REALLY anxious to get this phone. But shipping
a few thousand of units that do not meet spec on standby time
is a Bad Idea.

pull up your socks and do the rework
if that delays launch by 30 days so be it.
besides the firmware will be better by then as well. ;)

-ron jeffries.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Shawn Rutledge" <shawn.t.rutledge at>
To: "List for Openmoko community discussion" <community at>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:30:59 -0700
Subject: Re: Freerunner will be GTA02v5 or GTA02v6? (was: Fwd: Future Button
and LED software spec)
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:21 AM, Flemming Richter Mikkelsen
<quatrox at> wrote:
> It sounds to me as the problem is easy for those of us that knows a little
> electronics. If I get one that leaks current, I will start soldering!
> Does anybody know if the fix Werner is talking about, will be done for all
> GTA02v5 PCB's? If it really will be a fix for it, it will not be any
> at all.

Yes maybe it can be fixed.  But is the fix documented yet?

Another way to look at it: if the fix can be done without a PCB
change, then why not get the factory to do the rework (swapping
transistors or whatever) before they are shipped?  How much would it
cost to get that done in China?

Ron K. Jeffries
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