07-06-2010, 11:30 PM
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Hi, mine is doing similar after going in washing machine, the red light comes on for a short while then goes off, it does not appear to be charging, I have measured 2.8V on the outside 2 terminals marked + and -, I think it should be 3.7V.
I have charged it using 3 x AAA batteries and a 10 ohm resistor, takes a while, and I made sure it didn't go higher than 3.72V.
This allowed it to start booting up, but it fails 10% into the boot and then cycles over again, and still does not appear to be charging.
If you can, could you measure the battery voltage across combinations of all 4 terminals, I will do likewise.
I read somewhere that USB1 may not be suitable for charging, i've tried USB2 and mains power pack but still no go.