How to get over Battery not charging

media_farm srini.bharadwaj at
Thu Aug 13 22:00:12 CEST 2009

Hi Francois,

 Thanks a lot.

 I unplugged the FR from the charger. Then pushed the AUX button and while
maintaining it down
plugged in the charger - nothing happened.

  Want to know if openmoko will replace the phone.


François-Léonard Gilbert wrote:
> Your phone and battery are probably both fine, the Freerunner can't boot
> normally if the battery is empty.
> Coincidentally, I left my Freerunner too long between charges and I had to
> find a solution this morning (in the wiki, of course).
> Try this:
> 1) unplug the FR from USB and charger
> 2) push the AUX button (the other button, not the power button) and, while
> maintaining it down, plug the charger in.  The phone should boot to the
> menu
> 3) push the AUX button periodically (about every 5 secs) for 2 minutes
> (each
> push cycles the selected item in the menu)
> 4) select "Boot" and push the power button.  the phone should start
> booting
> (after a few seconds of black screen, don't panic)
> The secret is that the phone needs more power than the charger can supply
> during boot, and that the battery charges while the NOR menu is shown.
> Effectively, this method lets the battery charge a little - just enough to
> support booting.
> Welcome to the Freerunner!
> Francois
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 2:30 PM, media_farm
> <srini.bharadwaj at>wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  I have bought a new Neo. The battery does not charge. The LED does not
>> light up either.
>> I keep pressing the on button but it has never booted.
>>  I want to know if there is anyway I can get the battery to charge or if
>> the
>> Neo is DOA.
>>  What is the remedy for this situation?
>>  (1) New Battery
>> (2) ask Openmoko to replace phone
>>   How do I best proceed?
>> Thanks,
>> srini
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