[maemo-developers] [Offtopic] Broken 770 or broken configuration

From: Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Sat Feb 24 17:12:37 EET 2007
On Sat, 2007-02-24 at 12:39 +0100, ext Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> Hello,
> post is somewhat offtopic, but my 770 broke, and I wanted to check the
> expertise here, before I bring it in to Nokia.
> Last week I could not access the MMC card in the 770 any more on my
> 770. It was mounted read only which apparently happens when there are
> errors reading or writting the device. Fortunately, reformatting the
> device with ext2 solved that problem. It was vfat before.
It might have happened if you have removed improperly your 770 from a
USB connection to a pc.

> After rebooting, the trouble with the display began. The display looks
> "smeared out" now and the content is unreadable. I have a two photos
> showing that:
> http://www.alzental-castle.de/~rd/BrokenDisplay/
> First I though that is an hardware issue, but since the problem showed
> up after rebooting the device, I am wondering, if this is really true.
> Reflashing the device did not help.
> Any hint what I could check before I bring it in to Nokia is welcome....

It need servicing. In certain conditions (like power on sequence) there
is a hw issue that results in LCD failure. It happened to me as well and
after I replaced the LCD, the smearing disappeared.

If you want some entertainment while you wait for your unit to be fixed,
read the threads about this problem and all the speculations about the
cause :)

Cheers, Igor

Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa at nokia.com>
(Nokia M - OSSO /Helsinki Finland)

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