dead battery

Joel Newkirk freerunner at
Tue Sep 30 22:41:39 CEST 2008

On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:35:56 -0600 (MDT), "Vince M. Clark"
<vclark at> wrote:
> One more question. Maybe it will be obvious once I get my hands on a
> charger, but how do you actually connect the battery? Will it fit in an
> Nokia phone? Or do you somehow connect the battery directly to the

The battery usually lays in just like it does in the phone.  The battery
will fit into the Nokia, but I'd be surprised if the Nokia agreed to charge
it, since it won't recognize it.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joel Newkirk" <freerunner at>
> To: "List for Openmoko community discussion"
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 1:25:36 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: Re: dead battery
> A desktop charger for a Nokia BL-5c or BL-6c battery will do the job, at
> least the two non-Nokia ones I've tried. I've done it a few times. I've
> never let it sit on the charger until full, so I don't know if the
> can recognize full charge on the FreeRunner battery or not, but left on
> the
> charger for 15-20 minutes it will boot the FreeRunner.
> The most readily-accessible source is likely to be a friend with a Nokia
> phone using one of those batteries - several models over the past six or
> eight years. (mine is a 6600) If you know anyone with a nokia phone (now
> or the past several years) it's worth asking them what battery it uses,
> they have a desktop charger, and if you can borrow it. (or keep it - if
> they're not using the phone ask for the charger and battery ;)
> j
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:04:07 -0600 (MDT), "Vince M. Clark"
> <vclark at> wrote:
>> My battery is completely drained so I cannot boot to charge it.
>> The following thread offered three possible solutions:
>> Does anyone know where I can get an external charger that will work with
>> the Freerunner battery?
>> Vince Clark
>> vclark at
>> (303) 493-6723
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