[olpc-help] XO shuts down when power cord removed
Richard A. Smith
richard at laptop.org
Sun Jan 6 18:28:57 EST 2008
Andrew Cooper wrote:
> Well, I followed the directions for the Activated Upgrade to build
> 653. The upgrade went fine, but the computer still shuts down the
By "still shuts down" you mean that this problem existed prior to
updating your OS build? I ask because there was a previous report of
losing the battery after an OS build update. OS build 653 contains the
same q2d06 system firmware (what the laptop shipped with) so nothing is
different wrt battery charging.
> instant I remove the power cord (or simply unplug the power cord from
> the wall).
Sounds like your battery is run down and not charging back up. So
unplugging is the same as the "off" switch. :)
> Now, when I try to turn the computer on without the cord
> plugged in, I at least get the power light turning green and the the
> battery light blinking orange before everything goes dark
More evidence that your battery is dead. It has just enough juice to
get things started but then as other subsystems start coming up the
votage drops below the critical level and stuff shuts off.
Follow the instructions I gave here:
And then report back the data.
Richard Smith <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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