Novatel 4510L Power Question
PthPndr
Newbie

Does anyone know how to get the Novatel 4510L or the 4620L MiFi to power on without a battery?

If you only have a wall adapter plugged in the unit will never power on, it just keeps resetting itself.

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John_Getzke
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Both of these MiFi models will power on with only a power cord.  Either the wall adapter or a plain USB cable to your computer will accomplish this.  The only weird thing about the MiFi's is that when plugged into a computer the wireless broadcast disables which attempts to turn it into a tether only device.

If the device is not behaving correctly then it or the cable is most likely damaged and should be replaced.

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Service Rep

Hi PthPndr,

Both the Novatel 4510L and the 4620L MiFi devices don't reflect to have the ability to power up the device with only a charger. The manual indicates a battery is needed to provide power source even with the chargers connected. http://bit.ly/yf5kkE and http://bit.ly/J5pkZz for device manuals.

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John_Getzke
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I stand corrected. 

Tried this out the other day and can confirm that my MiFi 4510L does not start without the battery.  Could of swore I got it to work like that before, must have been thinking about something else.

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You can modify a standard USB micro cable, following the instructions provided on this website:

http://blog.seani.am/2011/08/charge-only-microusb-cable/#comments

I have tried it and it works fine on my 4510L.

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

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