device only powers up on its own

Gerald A geraldablists at
Sat Jul 26 18:08:36 CEST 2008

Hi Dimitri,

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Dimitri <spam2 at> wrote:

> But, whenever I attempt to power it up, it refuses. Nothing happens. It
> won't power on.
> But, the instant I plug it in, via USB, it powers up on its own (without my
> pressing its power button.)
> Unless there's a magic trick to turning on the phone, it's DOA as far as
> I'm
> concerned. (I can't be expected to carry around a laptop, or a portable AC
> power generator, to turn on the phone.)

I'm not sure about the Freerunner, but on the 1973 you have to hold the
power button for a few seconds until it vibrates to power it on.

I've seen the USB connection powerup too, but that isn't the normal method
needed for powering on.

Hope that helps,
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