[maemo-users] Blinking backlight and no sound

From: Ian Key ian_key at yahoo.com
Date: Sat Sep 1 20:40:49 EEST 2007
I wonder if it could be out of virtual memory, and removing the batter (or reflashing) is a total power down and clearing of the memory. The flashing backlight could be a warning system, instead of a useful dialog box......

Or an out of sync file system - again, removing the battery could reset it.


P.S. I'm new to this, but a software developer, so my theories could be silly......

----- Original Message ----
From: Ryan Campbell <campbellr at gmail.com>
To: maemo-users at maemo.org
Sent: Saturday, 1 September, 2007 6:28:46 PM
Subject: Re: Blinking backlight and no sound

On 1-Sep-07, at 11:07 AM, Brian Litzinger wrote:

> My N800 sits on my desk and has all its life.  I do no carry it
> around with me.  It is always plugged into the AC.
> This morning the backlight was blinking every 5 to 10 seconds and
> the audio seems to be gone.
> I power cycled it.  While it was off it showed a blinking white  
> screen.
> During power on it blinked and its still blinking and the sound it
> still gone.
> When I used the media player to play an mp3 it reports
>    Unable to perform the operation. Try again
> Has anyone else run into this?
> Removing the battery and then re-inserting brings everything back.
> -- 
> Brian Litzinger
> _______________________________________________

That  sounds a lot like a problem I had about a month ago.

The N800 was left charging overnight like usual, and when waking it  
up in the morning I encountered the same blinking backlight. I did  
not play with it long enough to try to play an mp3, I just reflashed  
the device and it was back to normal.
I can't remember if I tried taking the battery out or not.

My girlfriend is also currently experiencing the same problem, but as  
she is off in europe right now I have not been able to look into it  

Any idea what the problem could be? Bad battery connection, maybe?  
But that doesn't explain why reflashing my device fixed it.

Ryan Campbell
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