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Dead Lifedrive I will be as specific as possible. The unit would not come on/light up or any thing associated with life. In other words, my lifedrive DIED... A defective battery?? Have only had it 10 months.. Waderx

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Re: Dead Lifedrive

I im not mistaking this unit has a 1 year warrantee. I would contact the #v below to see how to get this back up and alive. Good luck 847-262-PALM

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My lifedrive seems to have developed a mind of its own. Calibration is off and it just randomly clicks on items and goes to the program associated with it.

That can be from a couple of things. If you have a screen protector on try taking it off. Also check for crud under the buttons. I've had it caused by both. The screen protector was perfectly in place and this stopped the instant I pulled it off.

It is possible it is a fault in the digitzer hardware but that is quite uncommon and requires replacement.

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I turned it on one day and the screen lit up and it just kept making a click sound. because I could not turn it off the battery went dead and it shut down. after a charging couple of times and the same...

Usually the click is the hard drive. There are places that can sell or install a replacement hard drive or even replace it with a compact flash card. The CF card is the way to go. Better battery life by a lot and much faster.

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Two different formats. Your life drive may not be able to see one so big

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When the lifedrive dies duo harddisk, there are

You have two options one is of course a replacement drive but the other is replacing the little hard drive with a flash disk. The flash drive is nothing more than a 4gb compact flash memory card that happens to use the same connector as the Hitachi hard drive. Of the two I'd go flash myself.

The flash disk is faster and uses far less power so your battery life can increase by quite a bit. I think it is something like 10% of the power. Next to the display this is the single biggest power item. I've heard of the useful battery life increasing anywhere from 3x to about 6x after doing this. You can get the drive or flash from several places online. These are the same CF cards as used in many cameras. Most also offer the installation service.

Here is a link to one place but do a few searches and compare prices etc. Just search for lifedrive, flash, drive or lifedrive hard drive replacement and you should get quite a few.

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Try a hard reset and if that doesn't work ( the erase program hangs up), then your hard drive is dead and must be replaced.

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get a new charger..or return it..hopfully you got extended warranty. mine did the same and it took like 20 minutes just to have enough energy to restart.

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Seems the LifeDrive Micro Drive is the killer on these Palms. Mine did the same thing and after extensive online research I found that the micro drive can be replaced with a Compact Flash card which is much more reliable. Apparently there are only certain CF cards that work with the LifeDrive though. I have found at least one retailer that sells a compatible CF preloaded with the Lifedrive software. The route I took for repair was to send it out to a guy that advertises his service on eBay. You send in the LifeDrive, he diagnoses it for $5, and can install the CF card with software for $89 (he waives the $5 if you have him fix it). I am looking forward to getting mine back in permanent working order! Here is the link:

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I to have the same problem. Palm will switch a refurbished on to me for $175. To talk ot their tech support will cost $25. I have decided to do 1 of 2 things. 1. replace the microdrive with a 4Gb Compact flash and if that is not successful, just throw it away and NEVER get another Palm product. Mine died just after the warranty ran out. 12 months plus a few days.

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What was the error reported? Things to think about: 1. Have you installed the updater for LifeDrive? It's worth making sure you have the latest ROM. for more details. 2. What extra software are you running? Some of the usual suspects include Docs To Go. Make sure you have the latest version of Docs To Go. 3. Consider removing all third-party applications and adding them back one by one to find the culprit.

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