Will there be a hardware revision for the buzzing issue?

robert lazarski robertlazarski at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 10:09:20 CET 2008

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 6:07 AM, robert lazarski
<robertlazarski at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 3:00 AM, Joerg Reisenweber <joerg at openmoko.org> wrote:
>> Am Mo  17. November 2008 schrieb robert lazarski:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm about to buy an openmoko, as I finally have some time and cash.
>>> However, my understanding is that the latest phones for sale have a
>>> buzzing issue and its confirmed to be hardware related. Will there be
>>> a hardware revision? Or I'm a stuck using a soldering iron and new
>>> parts to fix it? Please correct me if I'm misinformed.
>> We are actually in the process to figure out how to fix *all* devices sold, by
>> implementing the so-called "big-C" fix (which means add a 100uF, replace one
>> R), which can be done by those experienced in soldering. Not yet clear where
>> this will end, but we're on it.
>> Very next thing is we will publish a rework SOP paper.
>> Also see other answer in this thread.
>> cheers
>> jOERG
> Thanks for the info. While I'm good at soldering, I'd prefer to wait
> for an "A7" revision if that happens. Searching the hardware archives
> mentioned there might be one:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/hardware@lists.openmoko.org/msg00696.html
> I realize it may take a while. I'm guessing A7, if it happens, may
> also have other updates which may help some other issues of the phone.
> Looking at the hardware wiki, I see no list of confirmed or even
> suspected hardware issues. My interest in openmoko is kernel and
> bootloader related, and there's just somethings that can't be fixed in
> hardware despite the steady stream of patches I see on the kernel
> list. So I'm unclear if some issues like suspend, battery life amd
> missed calls are perhaps hardware issues? Just trying to make an
> informed choice between buying now or later.
> Best regards,
> Robert

s/can't be fixed in hardware/can't be fixed in software/

- R

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