[maemo-community] Dead N900?

From: John Sullivan john at wjsullivan.net
Date: Tue Sep 21 23:59:39 EEST 2010
So, my N900 got a few raindrops on it on Friday (really only a few, and
I'm not actually sure this was the cause of the problem to follow). When
I got home out of the rain, I put the phone on my table. It was still
on, and functional. Then a few minutes later when I came back to look at
it, it had turned itself off. Not thinking about water, I tried to turn
it back on. It gets to the white and blue NOKIA screen, but then shuts

Then it occurred to me that maybe it had gotten wet, so I left it sit
out overnight with the battery out and the case open. Next morning it
still did the same thing, so I took it apart and left it in a bag of
rice (desperation). Same thing.

So I tried charging it -- i goes to the gray screen, with the green
light solid, and buzzes once every minute or couple. But won't turn on,
either while connected to AC or after being disconnected.

I reflashed it. It went into USB mode and seemed to accept the
reflashing just fine, but still won't turn on.

Any other magic tricks I can try before concluding something is wrong in

-John Sullivan
-GPG Key: AE8600B6

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