Monthly Archives: February 2008

charging problems with the N800

Well, that was quite worrying. My N800 refused to charge last night and it is only a few months old. Of course the incredibly small connector meant that I had nothing I could try instead to work out if the problem was due to the charger or the N800. Rebooting, removing the battery, wiggling the connector all had no effect. Neither did running it down until it would not turn on.

I was all prepared to contact Nokia support today, but I thought I would give it one last try with charging- and it now works. Very strange and annoying.

While I could not find this exact problem online (www.internettablettalk.com is a great resource) , it seems that disconnecting it part way though a charging cycle can cause problems and I did that because I was in a rush yesterday afternoon.  I am guessing that it is linked to the power on problems and that I may have been able to fix it by leaving the battery out for a few minutes. Still, it would be nice to know so I don’t repeat it.

If you see this, and know how you fixed it, please let me know….

Making a Firedragon Exarch

With the (relatively) new Eldar codex, the heavy flamer is an interesting option for the Firedragon Exarch, enabling the squad to be multi-role, something which is quite rare for an Eldar list. The only downside is that there is no model to go with my 2nd Ed. firedragons.

So, here is my attempt at building one out of bits. I am not that good, but that means that you should not have too much problem replicating it if you wanted. Here are the bits I have used:

parts for firedragon exarch

  • A plastic guardian (specifically, the legs, arms and torso front)
  • A firedragon (for the head)
  • The very old Eldar close combat weapon sprue (for the powerfist and fusion gun. If you don’t have one of these, I imagine the modern fusion gun would work, and the powerfist is not really needed)
  • A flamer from a plastic wraithlord (sorry, forgot to get a picture of this. It is mainly needed for the nozzle and it was just what I had lying around).
  • Some greenstuff

…and here is the end product:

Firedragon front view

It is roughly based on the look of the new exarch model, I particularly liked how it carried the heavy flamer.

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