Revive Freerunner with USB power?
michael at openmoko.org
Fri Sep 12 20:41:21 CEST 2008
Joachim Ott wrote:
> 2008/9/10 Michael Shiloh <michael at openmoko.org
> <mailto:michael at openmoko.org>>
> Joachim Ott wrote:
> > Before trying this: would it work to give USB power to the pins where
> > the battery connects in order to revive the FR or will that cause
> > in the device? The output of the USB is about 4.56 V and (I
> think) 500 mA.
> It's fine. Just be very careful. If the polarity is wrong, or you touch
> the wrong pins, or you give the wrong voltage you will almost certainly
> damage your FreeRunner. Hook everything up, then get a friend to look
> and confirm you've done it correctly before you turn on the USB power.
> I have done it successfully. See here:
Excellent. I have been meaning to document this procedure but my
pictures aren't anywhere near as good as yours. I'll link to your blog.
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