Battery killed?

Alastair Johnson alastair at
Wed Nov 12 15:14:40 CET 2008

Joachim Ott wrote:
> 2008/11/12 Alastair Johnson <alastair at 
> <mailto:alastair at>>
>     It should be possible to charge the 'dead' battery. Boot with the
>     working one, attach the mains charger or USB so you have external power
>     to keep it going, then pull the working battery and insert the 'dead'
>     one. It should be detected and start charging, and you should be able to
>     monitor its progress using the usual /sys entries:
> I tried this once more. I wouldn't charge. I started this around 12:45, 
> went off to another room around 13:10, when I came back at 13:30 the FR 
> was dead, no flashing LED this time, and no messages on the screen.

And what do the /sys entries I linked to the details of say? They'll 
show what the power management unit and battery coulomb counter are 
reporting about the charging process, such as current going into the 
battery, or whether the coulomb counter is no longer talking.

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