dead battery

William Kenworthy billk at
Thu Oct 2 01:43:28 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 08:16 -0600, Vince M. Clark wrote:
> Well, I'm out of options. I left my fr plugged into the trickle
> charger overnight. Still won't boot.
Can you "jump start" it as per the wiki?

Borrow (friend/partners/... phone) a nokia bl4c, bl5c or bl6c battery?
Boot the FR using this.  Once up you can safely remove the battery while
still connected and replace it with yours which should happily charge.
The PMU will have negotiated 500ma so the phone will stay up.

I have not actually heard of a dead FR without prior cause (dropped etc)
and the symptoms fit with an over-discharged battery and early u-boot so
I doubt its actually dead.


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