'dead' neo

Shawn Rutledge shawn.t.rutledge at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 20:17:11 CEST 2009

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Maksim 'max_posedon' Melnikau
<maxposedon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Neo can be booted without battery at all,
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Freerunner_Hardware_Issues
> "Can't boot with discharged or missing battery" 5....
> In short:
> 1. remove battery
> 2. press AUX
> 3. insert usb-cable
> 4. release AUX (yes, only now)
> 5. press AUX+POWER to boot in nor menu
> 6. boot your neo
> 7. insert battery <- begin charging it

No that's for the freerunner, doesn't work with the Neo AFAIK, which
will make nasty noises and probably fry something if you connect USB
without a battery installed.

You should be able to install the battery, then without touching any
buttons plug it into USB, and let it charge overnight at the 100mA
rate.  Next day (or maybe just in a couple hours) there will be enough
charge to boot and then charge some more in fast mode.

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