Warning. Don't remove battery with usb power
ben at abcom.co.nz
Tue Mar 4 04:55:16 CET 2008
While it is possible I think it's quite unlikely. When switchmode power
supplies die they normally destroy themselves.
I would expect, if damage occurred due to usb powered battery removal,
the phone would be dead rather than develop booting problems.
Tim Knapp wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> Yeah I've done this *once* and it freaked me out. I'm still a bit
> concerned I've caused some permanent damage on my Neo as I've had
> problems booting images on the nand ever since but sdcard images work
> fine - jury is still out on that one.
> On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 13:45 +1300, Ben Wilson wrote:
>> Just a reminder to everyone *NOT* to pull out the battery while the neo
>> has USB power.
>> You may not have heard it but the phone gets quite angry. As evident by
>> a quiet scream the phone emits as the components in its power system
>> begin to vibrate closer to magic smoke land.
>> Talking with people on IRC most have done this on occasion without any
>> damage. However you are definitely risking permanent damage with the
>> chance increasing with every second it is in this state.
>> My advice would be… Don't do it and if you do it by accident then pull
>> the plug out quickly rather than listening to the interesting sound.
>> (I don’t know if this also applies to gta02 or not)
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