Pinebook Pro has become dead, no lights
#1
Hi people

I've had a PBP working successfully for a month or so. But now it's dead.

It's sat in an inmoving position, connected to the mains with the barrel charger which I switch on from time to time to top up the battery. It's mostly used for flashing to my pinephone so it's not been used heavily, I also have tried a few OS's so it has been booting from multiple SD cards and the emmc (from original Manjaro) successfully.

Yesterday I flashed opensuse to the emmc (booted and rebooted a few times) and decided it wasn't for me so I flashed Manjaro again but after I tried to reboot it crashed so I had to force shutdown with 10s hold on power button. After that it failed to start up (no lights on front but charger is lit red when plugged in).

After leaving it for an hour or so it started, but after a reboot it went back to dead. And next day that's how it still is.

As it's not been moving it's unlikely to be a loose cable inside so I hesitate to take the back cover off.

Are there any known issues that may help me? Could repeated plugging of mains/SD/USB cause this?
#2
I'd have to guess the battery ran down. There's another thread here where someone used a USB-C charger to bring up the battery high enough to where the normal charger would work.
#3
(10-16-2020, 03:21 AM)KC9UDX Wrote: I'd have to guess the battery ran down.  There's another thread here where someone used a USB-C charger to bring up the battery high enough to where the normal charger would work.

Oops, I missed out that KDE was displaying more than half battery when it stopped.

Anyway, thanks, I'm trying that now.
#4
How long is the waranty? can you use it?
#5
(10-16-2020, 08:39 AM)daniel Wrote: How long is the waranty? can you use it?
TBH I never looked at warranty cos its from so far away (I'm in UK). I've got another laptop to use so I'll have to take this one apart if no-one has any further ideas. It's been on usbc charging for 5 or so hours and it's still dead.


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