I know if you look up the battery number that's on the Go batteries, there are hundreds of places that claim to have new ones available for sale, although my guess is that they probably all just source from baobob or something.
I haven't tried known functional batteries. Anyone know what screwdriver is required to get these screws out of it? I don't have one in any of my sets, I know that .. so I need to obtain one.
... so I just plugged one into my linux box.. and it started blinking. I did the "hold up+power+home" thing, and after holding it for a while, it stopped blinking, and lsusb now has:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:1828 Hewlett-Packard
hmm. not entirely sure where to go from here. There's nothing on display, it isn't recognized by novacom or fastboot ..
The second one booted immediately upon plugging it into a PC. Weird, it wouldn't boot otherwise. Now it seems to be working.. fine? as fine as a 3.0.2 Go can work anyway, I guess. Novacom isn't seeing it, so I'm not sure if my novacom is broke, or if it's somehow not in dev mode. Anyway, that can be worked out later. Going to go try the others, I guess ... oh, wait... second boot of this one that started right up.. isn't going. no idea why. :-S just halted at HP logo. sigh.
The other 4 (there are 5 total) just don't start up.. and identify as "Hewlett Packard" about 13 seconds after I do Power+Home+Up .. and now I read that i should be doing power+home+Down.. lol
Aha! power+home+down gets at least the last one that I tried into QDL mode. Let's see.