white screen of death?!
esw at alum.mit.edu
Thu Aug 9 16:54:11 CEST 2007
[the list seems to be having problems again; I found my post on the
website, but never rec'd it in the mail.]
Replying to my own post...
My neo's alive again! This time I was sure it was bricked. I left
the battery out when I went to bed. After two hours I was awakened by
something so I got up and put the battery in again to check. Again
with the white screen and vibrator motor on full blast. Argh. I
thought I had an expensive non-linux-running vibrator / booklight.
But when I woke up this morning [6 hours after that] I put the battery
in and ... all was well! It booted up fine! It reset the RTC, which
doesn't usually get lost even after taking out the battery... so I
guess there's an ultracap keeping that [and some other microcontroller
state] going for a while. I'd never expected that there'd be a
difference between 2 hours without power and 6 hours without power.
Is there a hidden button somewhere to discharge that ultracap? I'd
hate to have it get into this weird state when I start relying on
the phone. I don't want to have to start carrying around a torx
screwdriver, guitar pick, and resistor. ;)
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