Plugging in USB when no battery in neo1973

Emre Turkay emreturkay at
Wed Aug 15 10:56:19 CEST 2007

I had the same experience, but I didn't try again ;)


On 8/15/07, Patrick <patrick at> wrote:
> Hello,
> yesterday I inserted the USB cable into the neo when no battery was in
> the device. As i plugged it in the neo began to make a strange sound,
> kind of humming or sizzling.
> I instantly pulled out the USB and plugged it in again, but the sound
> was there again, so I pulled out USB again. Then I noticed that there
> was no battery inserted. When I inserted the battery everything was
> normal, even when I plugged in USB. So there was no damage to the
> neo1973. I also think the neo was smelling a bit after making that
> strange noise, which was not really loud but disturbing. But maybe the
> smell was an illusion because till then I never took a smell at the NEO
> before.
> <total_speculation> I hat the feeling the sound came from the vibrator
> because it sounded like a motor not getting enough power to
> move.</total_speculation>
> I don't want to try further and maybe harming my device, but I hope you
> can make something of it.
> Should I file a bug report?
> Regards
> Patrick

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