FR works but can't charge battery

Steve Leung sjleung at
Sun Mar 1 21:31:39 CET 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 09:13:19PM +0100, Joachim Ott wrote:

> Can you look at what the current limit for charging is?
> cat /sys/class/i2c-adapter/i2c-0/0-0073/usb_curlim
> For the wall charger I get "1000".

Well, it's easiest to see when plugged in to the computer, and that 
reports 500.

More worryingly, charger_type in that dir says:

  none mode 500mA

To me, that means it can tell that 500mA is available, but that it 
can't/won't give it to the battery.  Forcing fast charge mode just 
changes the 500mA to 1A, but doesn't change anything else.

It just seems like something has been zapped in the FreeRunner (since it 
used to work fine), and the bits that would actually pull current across 
the usb port aren't working.

Just for kicks I tried opening it up but didn't see any obvious melted 
parts... hey, you never know, it might be something easily visible!

Any other ideas?  If it is a hardware fault then I'm not sure who would 
even be able/willing to fix it.


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