battery not charging
michael at openmoko.org
Fri Jan 18 01:15:17 CET 2008
Anuj Sawani wrote:
> I usually leave the battery out for around 10 minutes with the USB cable
I suggest trying again for a longer time, perhaps 30 minutes. I don't
know that 30 minutes are required, but I do know that when I do this, I
usually forget and don't get back to that project for much longer than
> I am using a Dell laptop to charge it. I presume they have not modified
> the USB standard for power-saving reasons. But, could the laptop be an
> issue? I have tried different USB ports on the laptop too.
Might be. I have been suspicious of this sometimes. Do you have a
> Is there a possibility that the battery is deeply discharged into an
> unrecoverable state?
Possible, but I've handled well over a dozen batteries by now and have
yet to see one fail this way. Not to say it's impossible.
Where are you located?
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Nick Guenther <kousue at gmail.com>
> To: Anuj Sawani <xeonclub at yahoo.com>
> Cc: device-owners at lists.openmoko.org
> Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 5:14:44 PM
> Subject: Re: battery not charging
> On Jan 17, 2008 3:05 PM, Anuj Sawani <xeonclub at yahoo.com
> <mailto:xeonclub at yahoo.com>> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > The battery that came with my Neo went into a deep discharge state
> and now
> > refuses to charge. I followed the steps at
> > http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Neo1973_Battery_Charger and left it
> > overnight. I have tried this a few times too but the phone does not
> turn on
> > at all.
> Did you really really make sure to leave the battery out for a long
> time (and disconnect the USB cable, just to be sure (not that the neo
> can power itself direct from USB--which is kind of sad)) before trying
> to charge it?
> What are you trying to charge it from? Are you sure it is
> USB-compliant (i.e. provides 100mA at all times)?
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