Talk:Neo FreeRunner Hardware Issues

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For me it worked to connect the Neo to power source and then boot via aux button, too.
 
For me it worked to connect the Neo to power source and then boot via aux button, too.
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== Battery discharges when charging completes ==
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Workaround: I leave this script running in the background to start charging again every half hour if the device is plugged in.
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<pre>
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#!/bin/bash
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i2c_dir="/sys/devices/platform/s3c2440-i2c/i2c-adapter/i2c-0/0-0073"
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usb_curlim="${i2c_dir}/usb_curlim"
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force_usb="${i2c_dir}/force_usb_limit_dangerous"
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charger_type="${i2c_dir}/charger_type"
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while true;
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do
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charger=$(cut -c 1-4 ${charger_type})
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if [ ${charger} != "none" ] ; then
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cat ${usb_curlim} > ${force_usb}
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fi
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sleep 1800
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done
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</pre>

Revision as of 06:28, 11 November 2008

For me this is what has worked...

For GPS I can confirm removing sd card allowed my gps to work correct. With card in can not get a fix from interntal antenna, remove card and it works good.

For ATT Sim card radio shack has a go phone for $14 bucks buy it and call att and swap to the new sim card that comes with the go phone. Dont let ratshack activate the go phone. The first store i went to would not let me. The second store asked me and I said no.

--- Low Battery Booting Issue: I can report that I was able to reanimate my FreeRunner having an almost empty battery by pressing the AUX button and then attaching the USB power. A normal boot using the power button was not possible in any battery/USB power configuration, a kernel panic (red blinking LED) always occured.

Battery issue

For me it worked to connect the Neo to power source and then boot via aux button, too.

Battery discharges when charging completes

Workaround: I leave this script running in the background to start charging again every half hour if the device is plugged in.

#!/bin/bash

i2c_dir="/sys/devices/platform/s3c2440-i2c/i2c-adapter/i2c-0/0-0073"
usb_curlim="${i2c_dir}/usb_curlim"
force_usb="${i2c_dir}/force_usb_limit_dangerous"
charger_type="${i2c_dir}/charger_type"

while true;
do
charger=$(cut -c 1-4 ${charger_type})
if [ ${charger} != "none" ] ; then
cat ${usb_curlim} > ${force_usb}
fi
sleep 1800
done
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For me this is what has worked...

For GPS I can confirm removing sd card allowed my gps to work correct. With card in can not get a fix from interntal antenna, remove card and it works good.

For ATT Sim card radio shack has a go phone for $14 bucks buy it and call att and swap to the new sim card that comes with the go phone. Dont let ratshack activate the go phone. The first store i went to would not let me. The second store asked me and I said no.

--- Low Battery Booting Issue: I can report that I was able to reanimate my FreeRunner having an almost empty battery by pressing the AUX button and then attaching the USB power. A normal boot using the power button was not possible in any battery/USB power configuration, a kernel panic (red blinking LED) always occured.

Battery issue

For me it worked to connect the Neo to power source and then boot via aux button, too.