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

From: Rainer Dorsch rdorsch at web.de
Date: Sun Feb 25 18:51:01 EET 2007
Many thanks for all the quick replies.

Am Samstag, 24. Februar 2007 16:12 schrieben Sie:
> 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.

Hmmm....I did not plug the 770 to a USB connection for a long time (at least 6 
weeks) before the failure. I did not have data loss, just maemo mapper 
stopped working at some time, I did not have to worry about this.

> > 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 :)

Somebody mentioned "white screen of death". That rang some bells, I did not 
pay attention to these postings before. For sure, I am curious what is the 
real reason for the failure (and if Nokia knows it). Waiting for the repaired 
device is not so hard, I got my N800 last week as well, i.e. the 770 broke 
just in the right moment ;-)


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