[maemo-users] N770 Mysteriously Became a Brick

From: Hal Vaughan hal at thresholddigital.com
Date: Tue Aug 28 23:17:17 EEST 2007
On Tuesday 28 August 2007, you wrote:
> iOn Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 05:04:43AM -0400, Hal Vaughan wrote:
> > Is it possible this happened just because the battery lost all its
> > charge?  Does putting it in the case backwards so it deactivates
> > drain the power instead of just turning it off?
> I have seen (and posted about) this quite often.  I have experienced
> this behavior when the battery was not fully discharged, after doing
> the remove battery trick and restarting the device, it reported 3
> bars of charge.  I almost always have to have it plugged into some
> power source, regardless of how charged the battery is.
> Some say this behavior is a precursor to the White Screen of Death,
> but I have been living with it for about 8 or 9 mos. and that hasn't
> happened.  Also, I would swear that it happens less often now, but I
> don't really have anything to back that up.

Is the White Screen of Death permanent, or just a crashing problem like 
on Windows?

I found one article that said to avoid it, don't power cycle too often.  
I have one game I've played that is always full screen and sometimes 
locks up.  When it locks up, the only thing I've been able to do to get 
a response from the N770 is to power cycle it.  Is there a better way 
to handle that?


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