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Ikkakujyu
I seem to have bad luck with PDAs. I broke my iPaq putting Familiar on it, and now I've managed to turn my Zaurus (SL-5500) into a brick.

Don't ever try swapping batteries in the dark. There's no way to tell which way it's facing. I managed to put mine in upside-down. The unit won't power on. Plugging in the AC adapter makes the charging light go on for a few seconds, then it goes out.

I tried reflashing (OpenZaurus 3.3.5), and it goes through the process, but it still won't turn on. Haven't tried any other ROMs yet. I read elsewhere on the board that you can fix a bricked Zaurus by reflashing with the original Sharp ROM. Haven't been able to try it yet because I only have a 16mb CF card.

Is there any hope, or am I gonna have to send it back to Sharp?
Ikkakujyu
Okay, that was pointless. I had the battery out for a while and I just put everything back together. Works fine. It was scary while it lasted.
Omicron
QUOTE(Ikkakujyu @ Oct 27 2004, 12:26 AM)
Okay, that was pointless. I had the battery out for a while and I just put everything back together. Works fine. It was scary while it lasted.



I could imagine ...

You were lucky

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ScottYelich
I've put my battery in upside down on my 760 several times...
the unit doesn't like it, but it didn't kill it.

I did remove it, let it sit... put the batter in normal, attach power...
let it sit for 10... (dead battery?) ... and then it started, etc.

Scott
Ikkakujyu
Well. I can't exactly say it's working fine. The battery is acting funny, but it started a couple of days before I 'killed' it. It won't tell me what the power level is, until it's dangerously low on juice. The ROM I'm using might have something to do with it (OZ 3.3.5) but it worked fine a while ago.

I think I need a new battery anyway because it isn't holding as much of a charge as it did before. I'll probably jury-rig a cel phone battery that has a bit more life, or better yet, can the 5600 battery work in a 5500?
Zuber
I'm sure the pins are off center.

So I assumed putting the basttery in upside down would be like not putting it in at all, since you would not get 2 contacts ?
zenyatta
Yes, battery status reporting is broken in OZ 3.3.5.

z.
Omicron
QUOTE(Ikkakujyu @ Oct 29 2004, 10:05 PM)
better yet, can the 5600 battery work in a 5500?



Yes, but you neeed to cut/file down the plastic nub...

Triied it and it works great.
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