FreeRunner is completely dead

Andy Green andy at
Sun Aug 10 17:57:00 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
|> You can work around it with another battery that has charge;
|> externally
|> charging you battery with external charger; or the not recommended but
|> "I did it and there was no smoke in my case" provide external 5V
|> briefly
|> to battery + terminal (making sure they share 0V too) briefly until it
|> starts.  After that, if it stays awake it should charge OK.
| Is it possible that this issue happened with the neo1973 as well, by
| any chance?  I have a neo1973 that also refuses to power on no matter
| what I do with it .. maybe I should use the charged batter of my
| freerunner to see if it can be brought to life?

Was neo1973 ever happy starting up without battery installed?  If not it
could have the same issue.

If you carefully listen to it trying to start with USB power and hear a
soft clicking a few times a second, that would suggest it can be the
same deal.

- -Andy
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