I have a 7 pin cable connected to the OI port of my Create 2. While the Create is on the floor away from the dock, if I touch the BRC pin (7) to the ground pin (5), the Create wakes up, makes a beep, and the green Clean button light turns on.
However, if I put the Create on the dock and let it sit for several minutes and then touch the BRC pin to the ground pin, nothing happens.
Is there a method for waking up/starting the Create while it is on the dock/charging?
(Note: I have seen this answer and it does not solve the issue IRobot Create 2: Powering Up after Sleep)
If I send a command or try to fetch sensor data after the Create has been sitting on the dock for several minutes, I get no response and the Create doesn't do anything (no lights, sounds, movements, etc).
While the Create is already awake, the response from a restart command (0x7) looks like this
bl-start STR730 bootloader id: #x4718535E 7DDBCFFF bootloader info rev: #xF000 bootloader rev: #x0001 2007-05-14-1715-L
EDIT: simplified the scope of the question.
EDIT 2: added info from Jonathan's questions.