Warning. Don't remove battery with usb power

Ben Wilson ben at abcom.co.nz
Tue Mar 4 04:43:49 CET 2008

Hey Nick,

I've not looked at the electronics inside the neo myself but the sound
is typical in the electronics world of a switchmode power supply under 
grate strain.

I was told by someone on the irc channel that OM folks recommend you 
don't do it and
being an electronics engineer myself i recommend this too. The sound is not
something the phone should be emitting in normal operation.


Nick Guenther wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 7:45 PM, Ben Wilson <ben at abcom.co.nz> wrote:
>> Hey,
>>  Just a reminder to everyone *NOT* to pull out the battery while the neo
>>  has USB power.
>>  You may not have heard it but the phone gets quite angry. As evident by
>>  a quiet scream the phone emits as the components in its power system
>>  begin to vibrate closer to magic smoke land.
> Is this true? I haven't been worrying about the scream at all myself.
> how do you know the whine is from power components?
> -Nick
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