Backup battery discharged -> GTA01 and GTA02 dead

Andy Green andy at
Mon Jul 21 15:40:15 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

|> The reason I would do it the VB_SYS "trap" behaviour this seems
|> reminiscent of comes if the battery is unable to smooth out the dip at
|> startup for whatever reason, but usually the Host PC can provide 1A or
|> whatever for a few ms that are needed.
| Would using the official Openmoko charger be safer here, since it can
| provide 1A continuously?

Probably, the ones I got are even rated for 2A... good idea.

| Interestingly, with the can cover popped, this device booted twice in
| succession for the first time ever since it stopped working reliably.  I
| didn't try a third time, cause I was able to get into the NOR boot menu
| on the second boot.

Hmmm could the can have made contact with the top part of the rework
cap?  I noticed on my ones they had placed clear sticky plastic
insulator to stop that happening.

- -Andy
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