[maemo-users] help!? my N810 seems dead(ish)

From: Jesper Cheetah mail at jespercheetah.dk
Date: Sun Dec 23 15:58:16 EET 2007
Ah yes, the fragile charger cable.. I think my charger lasted no longer 
than a month before it stopped working. Possibly due to the wear and 
tear of bringing it with me to and from work in a pocket every day, but 
really that shouldn't be a problem? I used the N800 a _lot_ so I didn't 
have time to deal with return services, and just bought a new one in the 
nearest phone shop. The exact same model, which I now leave at home as 
much as possible..

A few days after that, I had figured out that the problem was in the 
cable, no more than a few cm from the charger. Snipped off the charger 
and spliced the good end with a USB cable - Tada, instant DIY combined 
USB charger and data cable :)

Works well, though it seems that the voltage or current delivered by USB 
isn't quite as high as the "real" charger. Sometimes, when the battery 
is really low, this makes the N800 refuse to charge, so I still need to 
bring the real charger when traveling or using the N800 for critical 

Jesper Cheetah <mail+maemo at jespercheetah.dk>

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