[maemo-users] Auto Shut Off of 810

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Fri Nov 6 19:06:59 EET 2009
On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr> wrote:
> Jonathan Hudson:
>> I had a problem on the N800 rebooting frequently on charger.
>> Eventually, I discovered it was one particular charger, charging from an
>> alternate charger or a USB charger gave a stable machine.
> Jean-Christian de Rivaz:
>> I have observed the same things with my N810 too. The problem go more
>> end more worse with the time, to the point where it reboot every 3 to
>> 5
>> minutes. I then inspected the battery and see that it shape is not
>> completely flat anymore but have some difference in the height of his
>> main surfaces. It's very noticeable by passing the finger along the
>> surface.
>> I have buy a new battery and then my N810 work now like a new one.
> Mark:
>> It's part of the instability of the OS. If it's been a long time since
>> you've reflashed and/or have lots of apps and data installed it will
>> do that. A clean reflash will probably fix it. I haven't been able to
>> identify any particular app as a culprit. I recently reflashed my N800
>> that was having that and other power issues (as well as some other
>> even more serious ones), and it's working fine now. This time around
>> I'm only reinstalling the apps I use a lot, although some of the
>> idiotic dependency issues are forcing the install of some things I
>> don't want or need...
> How nice .. 1 problem, 3 different causes and solutions :)
>        Xav

But there should be clues to indicate or rule out which is the most
likely cause/solution.
1) If it's the battery, there should be other indications like poor
battery life and the mentioned physical changes.
2) If it's a charger, that's extremely easy to test and the plan of
action is obvious.
3) In my case, even a brand new battery didn't help, and the original
Nokia charger didn't solve the problem. The reflash did.

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