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I think it's time to retire my Nexus 5 from crunching. It's getting a little scary.





 

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That's normal. You dropped it and the airbag went off...
 

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Wow did it rip the plastic cover on the side as it ballooned up?

My nexus 9 battery warped the frame and screen a bit. After replacement there is constant light bleed from some areas.

$20 for a replacement.
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Parts/Google-Nexus-4-Battery/IF293-009-2
It ripped most of it, the last little bit I did.

This is the second battery. It only lasted about a week before it ballooned up. It's been running for about 1.5 years with this battery, but over the past couple weeks it got really bad so I think I'm done with it. It's time to make use of the raspberry pi that I bought over a year ago that I haven't done anything with.
 

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Wow did it rip the plastic cover on the side as it ballooned up?

My nexus 9 battery warped the frame and screen a bit. After replacement there is constant light bleed from some areas.

$20 for a replacement.
https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Parts/Google-Nexus-4-Battery/IF293-009-2
It ripped most of it, the last little bit I did.

This is the second battery. It only lasted about a week before it ballooned up. It's been running for about 1.5 years with this battery, but over the past couple weeks it got really bad so I think I'm done with it. It's time to make use of the raspberry pi that I bought over a year ago that I haven't done anything with.
 

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I think you must have dropped it and the airbag went off...
 

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I replaced my phone with a stack of Potato Pi. 4 AML-S905X-CC (Le Potato) and 4 Raspberry Pi's. It's a poor man's threadripper, 32 cores. :D




 

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Think that's bad?

My A/C blew up while I am on the road... stopped at house for short time and it was 115f inside... shut down everything that wasn't already dead.... need new A/C for house so staying on road long as I can to try to save enough to pay for it...

Meanwhile, no setups running... sigh...

But I shall return!!!

:D

That is a bummer. Hopefully most of your gear shut down before it cooked itself.
 

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I replaced my phone with a stack of Potato Pi. 4 AML-S905X-CC (Le Potato) and 4 Raspberry Pi's. It's a poor man's threadripper, 32 cores. :D





I know nothing of networking stuff so do you mind telling me what I'm looking at here?


You think if you replaced the battery the phone would be OK?
 

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I know nothing of networking stuff so do you mind telling me what I'm looking at here?


You think if you replaced the battery the phone would be OK?

It was an old phone that I only used to crunch boinc projects with. I had already replaced the battery once before and I didn't think it was worth fixing again, so I bought the single board computers and attached them to the top of an ethernet switch. Now 7 of them are crunching [email protected] and 1 is crunching [email protected] It was a fun little project to do. I just need to clean it up a little bit. Right now it's sitting on top of the 4u case that houses CrunchAholic on my server rack in the basement.


The Le Potato boards would make a good backup desktop, they can do [email protected]
 

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Could you not still use the phone to crunch without the battery by plugging it in to the charger?
 

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Could you not still use the phone to crunch without the battery by plugging it in to the charger?

The boinc app will only crunch with the phone plugged in.



Now you got me thinking, I wonder if the phone would still work with no battery at all and plugging it in, or does removing the battery break the circuit.....hmmm.
 

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Are you running Armbian on those? For $50 they are powerhouse little machines.

I was going to pull the trigger on a few, but then I looked around at the various Pi's that I have gathering dust, and decided to wait until I actually had a use for them. One of my buddies is messing around with setting up 5 Potatos in a compute cluster, so once the heavy lifting is done on that, I might not be able to resist grabbing a few more SBCs. :D
 

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The boinc app will only crunch with the phone plugged in.
Now you got me thinking, I wonder if the phone would still work with no battery at all and plugging it in, or does removing the battery break the circuit.....hmmm.

You may have to do a bit of soldering, but as long as the OS doesn't look for a battery before loading, it should work. In theory that is true, but I don't have much experience in phone hacking, but I'm sure someone has done it before. :thumb:
 

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Are you running Armbian on those? For $50 they are powerhouse little machines.

I was going to pull the trigger on a few, but then I looked around at the various Pi's that I have gathering dust, and decided to wait until I actually had a use for them. One of my buddies is messing around with setting up 5 Potatos in a compute cluster, so once the heavy lifting is done on that, I might not be able to resist grabbing a few more SBCs. :D

No, I'm running their version of Raspbian. I tried using Armbian on the first one, but boinc saw them as aarch64 machines instead ARM which none of the projects I tried recognized...and I was like OH No! I wasted my money...then I put Raspbian on it and it worked like the Pi's. I really didn't want to use Raspbian since Raspbian only sees them as ARMv7 when they are actually ARMv8.




I just tried my phone without the battery. It actually powers on, which surprised me...but it only shows a charging battery symbol on the screen. I wasn't going to use it...but I just had to try it. :p
 
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