it never gets to any point where i could start it myself. doesnt respond to any input i give it using power or volume button. i plug in, it blinks, then the loading animation with steady red led, shortly after it powers down, then blinking, then steady red led with the loading animation again. top module warms up quite a bit though.
took out both sims and the sd card, will keep on trying.
Take the battery out and unplug the phone, then press the power button a bunch of times. This sometimes fixes issues with the power button caused by static stored - for lack of better understanding of electronics - “in the power button”.
This test usually means that the bottom module works, but I don’t think it tests that the bottom module allows for sufficient charging. I recently had someone with a similar problem and a positive test, but it was still the bottom module’s fault.
my powerbank lights up when power is drawn from it.
plug in powerbank - FP2 led blinks red in short intervals - Powerbank lights on
FP2 goes into loading animation mode, led steady red - Powerbank lights go off
FP2 goes back to short interval mode - Powerbank lights on
Sometimes after a couple of times going short interval/loading animation mode, FP2 boots directly into OS - Powerbank lights go off
I will be travelling southeast asia until the end of january. I might order a new bottom module, but where to? I am not at one place for long at any time… FP doesnt even deliver spare parts to Thailand/Cambodia or Vietnam
… I think they sell universal external chargers (with adjustable contacts to fit different batteries) in shops all over the world, too. And buying locally takes care of power socket design and voltage.
Just somwthing to chuckle at:
Phnom Penh, last night.
After a busy day visiting Palaces, Museums, ex prisons and tasty BBQ with friends, the Battery was well used down. Understandable, as we used GPS and many apps to get around.
In the night, with just 7% battery left, I ordered a Tuktuk with PassApp (great stuff btw.). During the ride, my FP used up all but 1% of the battery. After I arrived at the hotel, I went up to my room to take out the battery and put it onto the universal charger. “Last check for new Telegram messages and the phone surely will shut down”, I thought.
Looking at the screen with amazement, I realized the battery had gone up to 40%, and then stabilized at 32%. So to find out if this was true, I watched some YouTube Videos for an hour or so until the the battery finally died