QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jul 17 2006, 10:02 AM)
QUOTE(dirk @ Jul 17 2006, 08:12 AM)
Sorry to hear about your tosa.
Please re-check the lcd connector and the battery switches.
thanks, I will. I would guess that one of the two lcd connectors is the video data, the other is for backlight.
I partially took the all-good one apart again, and this time bent the LCD cable very carefully and made sure it was very deep into the socket before pushing down on the clamp. I also checked both batteries with a meter and found that one was totally dead. Using the good battery, and waggling the battery locks a few times, I got it to boot up! It gave me a warning about the backup battery being low but still seemed to work ok. Even so, when I shut it down to check screws all snug, it wouldn't boot at first.
So, an unlucky combination of poor LCD connector insertion, bad battery and perhaps poor backup battery. But at least I'm back in business.
For my next tricks: trying out Dirk's 2.6 kernel release, and then resuming tryign to get tomtom to run on it.