[maemo-users] dead N800

From: Ismo.Laitinen at nokia.com Ismo.Laitinen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Mar 28 10:08:10 EEST 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org 
>[mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of ext Willie McKemie
>Sent: 27 March, 2007 19:07
>To: maemo-users at maemo.org
>Subject: Re: dead N800
>On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 10:51:10AM +0300, 
>Ismo.Laitinen at nokia.com wrote:
>> >I just recharged my new N800 and found that it won't boot.  
>> >Push power button, blue light comes on, Nokia screen appears, blue 
>> >light goes out, screen goes dark.  Repeatedly.  I pulled 
>the battery 
>> >out and then put it back in.  Is there anything else I should try?
>> >
>> >Frustratingly, I had just installed the new camera app which worked 
>> >very well for me.  And I was just preparing to flash the new image.
>> >:-(
>> You should be able to upgrade to the new version (3.2007.10-7). It 
>> might be enough to fix the problem.
>In trying to flash, I never got beyond the "Suitable USB 
>device not found, waiting" point.  Now, the N800 will no 
>longer power up via the power button.  It will sometimes 
>(briefly) display the opening "Nokia" 
>screen when the external power is plugged in (or wiggled).

Sounds like you also run out of battery. Have you tried switching the
device to R&D-mode with the flasher tool? It workarounds some powerup 
problems in the old image (fixed in new image). That might allow you 
to recharge and reflash the device. Be sure to disable R&D-mode 

If that doesn't help, there's not much you can do I'm afraid.


>Is it time to send it to Nokia?
>I wonder what the hardware failure rate on these things is?
>Willie, ONWARD!  Through the fog!
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