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Potentially shorted battery circuit, please help.
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Well I've just put the final touches on my Game Pie Advance, and I'm afraid I must've shorted something to do with the battery.

I ended up buying some flat back batteries that came with a charger.
(1200mAh Li-po Battery for Syma X5SW X5SC RC Quadcopter S1P5)
I charged em up and plugged one into the board, and things ran well.

So I did my final case modifications and installed the board, screen, etc. into the enclosure. But now when I try to plug in a charged battery, but the darn thing won't turn on. When I hold the power switch the screen flickers, but nothing more.

However I am still able to easily power and use the Game Pi Advance to play games if I plug it in to usb power via one of the 2 usb ports built right into the pi.

I am starting to wonder if I may have badly shorted something to do with the battery.

There is a bulge in the square black integrated circuit just above the power connections I soldered for the battery. I wonder if maybe when I was tinkering I accidentally shorted something.

I'm not sure how to troubleshoot this one. Any suggestions?


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Potentially shorted battery circuit, please help. - by metaColin - 02-26-2017, 01:35 PM

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