[maemo-users] New battery?

From: Laura Conrad sunny at laymusic.org
Date: Mon Feb 2 02:12:24 EET 2009
>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Bart <peter at petertheplumber.net> writes:

    Peter> I'm not sure whether it's battery related or not, but
    Peter> I have a few tips that may help. Do you have virtual memory
    Peter> enabled?
    >> No.  I just tried enabling it, and it said "unable to create virtual
    >> memory".

    Peter> 	Then I would guess that you do not have a memory card inserted in the
    Peter> external slot.

Yes, I do.  That's what I read the books off of all the time.

    Peter> To help some of the more knowledgeable people on the list,
    Peter> post the firmware version you're using <control
    panel> <about product>. 
    >> 4.2008.7-1

    Peter> 	If I'm not mistaken that's the hacker edition of the firmware? Should
    Peter> be fine, that's what I have on my 770.

It's been fine for a year or so.  It's in the last month I've been
having this (new) hanging problem.

    panel> Also the FBreader software version, from
    Peter> FBreader menu <library> <about fbreader>. 
    >> 0.8.17

    Peter> 	FWIW, I have the same version installed on my 770. I just downloaded a
    Peter> plaintext book and one in plucker format. I scrolled through several
    Peter> pages using the dpad, first with virtual memory enabled and then with it
    Peter> disabled. I did not experience what you have.

It's an intermittent problem.  I read for an hour or two a day and it
happens maybe once a week.  But I really don't think I changed any
software to make it start happening, so I'm guessing that it's the
hardware that changed.

    Peter> I might check the application manager <show installed
    applications> for any applications highlighted in red. That indicated a
    Peter> problem. 

Nothing in red.

    Peter> I wouldn't buy a replacement battery for your 770, I would
    Peter> get an n800 or even an n810. I just got an n810 for almost
    Peter> half of retail to replace my aging n800. I still have the
    Peter> 770 around for the kids when they come around, but it's not
    Peter> been in daily use for years.

I wouldn't have asked, but I googled and found a battery for under
$20.  It seemed worth trying, versus $200 for a replacement.  

Laura   (mailto:lconrad at laymusic.org http://www.laymusic.org/ )
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