[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Bricked a third time

From: Paul Klapperich maemo.org at bobpaul.org
Date: Mon Feb 12 22:24:18 EET 2007
I've had the battery drain brick twice I think and both times after I
restored I noticed the battery was dead and thought "geez, I wonder if I
could have just left it plugged in for a while?"

I've also bricked it using "apt-get upgrade" Apparently this is not the wise
method for obtaining updates.

One thing you might consider is following the instructions on booting from
an SD card[1], especially if you do your own development or are a power user
that sometimes breaks things. I haven't bricked mine since I've done that
and you can backup the whole OS by simplying backing up the SD Card, so you
could restore without loosing all your settings and data...



On 2/12/07, Richard Pickler <rpickler at gmail.com> wrote:
> I seem to have a knack for killing my n800 without really doing much to
> it.
> The first time, I charged the thing over night.  When I checked it in the
> morning, it was constantly rebooting.
> The second time, I was installing some packages I built myself, and it
> crashed, which I could not recover from. (this one I'll take the blame for).
> This last time, I did nothing.  The battery probably drained all the way
> over the weekend, and when I plugged it back in, it wouldn't boot again.
> Recovering from these kind of errors is easy enough, but I bought the
> thing to handle some very specific tasks when I'm on the road for extended
> periods (traveling by motorcycle, where space is a premium), and I'm worried
> that if it will die at random like this, I could be comepletely stranded,
> digitally.
> Any thoughts?  Anybody else having problems like this?
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