Ticket #1642 (closed defect: worksforme)
Discharged backup battery prevents power-on
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From what I can tell, a discharged backup battery (not the big main battery that everyone normally has problems with, the tiny coin cell battery that you can't see unless you take the front cover off and you can't replace without doing some soldering) will prevent any sort of powering-on of either a Neo1973 or FreeRunner?.
Three of my four GTA devices have backup battery voltages less than 0.7V, and consequently no longer work. The good device has a backup battery voltage of 2.0V and works fine.
See http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.handhelds.openmoko.kernel/3847 for details.