Dead freerunner

Vikas Saurabh vikas.saurabh at
Mon Nov 10 04:13:07 CET 2008

Hmm.....I surely jumped the gun here.
Apparently, it was just that my battery got discharged completely and
the phone would not boot up on itself. I got the battery charged a
little from external charger and I have my phone back :) yipppeee.

Anyways, what I still wonder is how come the phone got discharged when
it had some 10% charge left when I plugged it in (yes, I plugged it in


On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 4:58 AM, Vikas Saurabh <vikas.saurabh at> wrote:
> Hi,
> My phone was almost on no battery, so I plugged it to USB and kept
> working (not on the phone...).
> My laptop has WinXP. After some hours (I had forgotten that I had the
> phone plugged in), I heard the device detaching sound from the laptop.
> Since my phone was the only thing that could have detached, I checked
> out my phone. It was off and was pretty hot..
> Since then I don't get anything on the screen. If I press the power
> button I can hear the device attach sound followd by the device
> detaching sound after a couple of minutes.
> My question:
> (1) Do freerunners have some known overheating problem?
> (2) if so, are the precautions written somewhere?
> (3) If not, is there some kind of warranty that covers this?
> BTW, I don't have access to a linux system right now. So, if something
> low level is possible from linux system please tell me and I would try
> to do it when I get to one.
> --Vikas
> PS: I don't have a debug board, I might get one to check the current
> state but I want that to be my last resort.
> I live in Noida, India. So, if someone in this region has a debug
> board, I would like to use that.

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