Vince M. Clark wrote:
> As long as it eventually comes back on I'm fine. I didn't realize that 
> the wall charger would eventually get enough charge in the battery to 
> boot it. My impression from the other thread was that once the battery 
> was dead you were screwed without an external charger or extra battery.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sarton O'Brien" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 5:52:32 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: Re: dead battery
>
> On Wednesday 01 October 2008 09:45:08 Shawn "prjktdtnt" Thompson wrote:
> > Odd. Sadly that is the only way I was able to get mine going again,
> > would be nice to see a patch that corrects the issue somehow so that
> > people don't have to use workarounds in the future.
> > -Shawn
>
> I don't think it is as complicated as that. I think it's merely the 
> amount of
> charge the FR is able to negotiate when powered off. Depending on the 
> level of
> 'dead' determines how long you need to trickle charge it before anything
> useful occurs.
>
> I'd say battery maintenance and usage patterns may contribute also.
>
> From what I have seen on this list, I don't think this situation will 
> change
> in a hurry, if ever.
>
> Sarton
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Nope, don't need the external, but if it is flat dead to where NOR won't 
start you'll be a few hours (charges at 50mA IIRC) before you can even 
try again.

-Shawn

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