Activation problems

Richard A. Smith richard at
Mon Apr 28 14:29:15 EDT 2008

John Watlington wrote:

>> They boot up and don't give any error messages.   They just start
>> flashing the SD, USB, and finally WiFi icons.   When activating,
>> they don't give any error message, they just say "Powering off in 10
>> seconds".

If you hold the check key during boot it shows some diags.

>> Any suggestions ?

Try a developer key.  Then boot and go look at the file system and 
verify your lease file is correct and valid.

Richard Smith  <richard at>
One Laptop Per Child

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