[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: Re: 770 stopped booting

From: Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 9 11:23:33 EEST 2006
On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 10:13 +0200, ext Fionn Behrens wrote:
> On Tue, 08.08.2006, 16:54 -0400 Larry Battraw wrote:
> >   Silly question, but have you tried leaving it on the charger for an
> > hour or so?  I've seen quite a few questions with similar problems and
> > unless you've loaded some new packages recently (And it doesn't sound
> > like you have) this is probably due to a low battery.
> Unfortunately it doesnt seem to be so easy. Because once you hook the
> unit up to the PSU it also boots into some kind of charging display.
> With my unit, this fails, too.
> So it keeps doing endless reboot cycles once I apply external power. I
> am afraid if I did that for extended amounts of time, it would do no
> good to the backlight which goes on an off all the time.

the backlight is provided by LEDs so it shouldn't suffer much from being
switched continuously.

About the cycling: hard to say anything without logs, but if reflashing
doesn't work (meaning that you cannot even reflash a full image),
chances are that the bootloader got corrupted and probably only
cold-flashing will do.

That's something the service points can do, or you can do it yourself
with one of the unofficial cables that you can find on the net (either
schematics or seller). 

Of course it is very likely to void your warranty, so i strongly advice
to check with customer service about it.


Igor Stoppa (Nokia M - OSSO / Tampere)

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