dead battery

Vince M. Clark vclark at
Wed Oct 1 01:55:25 CEST 2008

As long as it eventually comes back on I'm fine. I didn't realize that the wall charger would eventually get enough charge in the battery to boot it. My impression from the other thread was that once the battery was dead you were screwed without an external charger or extra battery. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarton O'Brien" <roguemoko at> 
To: "List for Openmoko community discussion" <community at> 
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 5:52:32 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver 
Subject: Re: dead battery 

On Wednesday 01 October 2008 09:45:08 Shawn "prjktdtnt" Thompson wrote: 
> Odd. Sadly that is the only way I was able to get mine going again, 
> would be nice to see a patch that corrects the issue somehow so that 
> people don't have to use workarounds in the future. 
> -Shawn 

I don't think it is as complicated as that. I think it's merely the amount of 
charge the FR is able to negotiate when powered off. Depending on the level of 
'dead' determines how long you need to trickle charge it before anything 
useful occurs. 

I'd say battery maintenance and usage patterns may contribute also. 

>From what I have seen on this list, I don't think this situation will change 
in a hurry, if ever. 


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