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Unable to start my Palm m515 after charging - PDAs

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  • peterdavies Oct 03, 2008

    How do you remove the battery? I am unable to move the allen screws on the back of the m515

  • peterdavies Oct 03, 2008

    Yes I will try to find an expert

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This esact problem happened to my palm m515 and i tried every thing to fix it. I had to take it to the experts to get it fixed. they told me that the line of manifacture was fualty as so many of these had the same problem. This is not a problem that can be fixed by your self. trust me i tried every thing and i have asked so many questions and got no were.

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Disconnect
remove battery & leave for 15 mins.

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I was given a pilot m515 and i do not know anything about it. no instructions. i need to know how to turn it on and also, the slot where a "card" might go is empty. please help or steer me in the right...


hi betty .. the m515 is a nice machine still, and worth getting to know .. the card slot is for storing extra things its not needed to run the m515 ( you can put in an SD card if you want to store a lot of stuff but the m515 has lots of memory inside already ... you can charge the battery or run the unit on the charger ... push the top right button and the unit should come to life .. if you hold the on/off button for a few seconds then it will turn on or off the display backlight .. if the unit fails to start then you can do a "reset" .. that will reboot the machine and fixes most problems.. the top of the stylus unscrews .. this gives you a small probe that can be used to reset the machine .. on the back near the top is a hole marked "reset" .. poke the probe in there to reboot the palm ... if you want to do a "hard reset" (erases all data) then hold the power button in while you poke the reset .. that will give you a choice to "erase everything" .. if you chose to do that then you would be starting the palm like it came out of the factory .. all phone numbers and such would be erased ... that should get you going .. there is a tutorial included in the palm that can get you started .. if it works on the charger but not on the battery or if the battery goes dead quickly then new batteries are not expensive but you need a really small torx tool to get the back off to change it .. you can take it with you to the hardware to match it up with one .. if the battery is ok then you should be enjoying you palm about now ..

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How do you turn on the Palm m515


the palm m515 has a button at the top right corner .. hitting the button quickly will turn the unit on or off ... holding the button for 2 seconds will turn the display backlight on or off ... if the unit fails to start then you can do a reset .. thats like a reboot .. the top of the stylus unscrews ... that gives you a little probe that you can use to push the reset button on the back top center ... if the battery is bad you can still run the machine with the charger hooked up ..

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If I did not charge my palm m515 will it still work? I just got a Palm m515 and I did not charge it for 24 hours before syncing it to the computer. It works fine on the cradle, but it will not keep a...


the m515 uses a Lithium battery .. the modern version of those batteries have a built in safety feature .. once its first activated then it monitors its own voltage .. if the voltage is ever allowed to go below a certain value then it will refuse to accept a charge ... when it tells you that the battery is dead its actually well above that critical voltage .. but if you let it sit for a long time then self discharge can bring it below the critical value .. when the battery is in that forbiden region then there is a chance that it will grow copper links through its insulator .. then when you try to charge it it could get very hot .. even explode .. so thats why the safety feature .. there are ways to jump start the battery and some people do that .. but you can see there is some risk .. the battery in that palm is not hard to change and they are not expensive but you need a very small torques driver to get the case apart .. i just took my 515 to the hardware and had them match it up with the proper tool .. there are kits available also that have a new battery and the proper tools to take the m515 apart .. of course they cost more..

make sure you have the external charger hooked up to the cradle .. it wont charge from the USB port voltage as i recall on this model..


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HI,
Yes you will need to install the Palm Desktop software on your computer or your laptop. Here is a link to the Palm Support site where you can download the software that you need. If you need any other help please let me know. Best wishes.

http://kb.palm.com/wps/portal/kb/na/m-series/m515/unlocked/downloads/page_en.html

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M515 Palm Pilot


here is your manual in PDF form
www.palm.com/us/support/handbooks/m500series_ug.pdf

if the unit was new then you would charge it for about 10 hours .. but since its not likely new then it doesnt hurt anything to just leave it on charge ... you can even operate the palm while its charging .. over night charge should be enough to get pretty close to full ... the palm internally automatically turns off the charge when the battery is full .. so you dont have to worry about over charging .. if the unit wont come on then you can do a "reset" (back at top)

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Instruction manual


http://www.palm.com/us/support/m515/

Follow this link. On the right-hand side of the page,near the bottom of the page, you'll see the handbook and setup guides for your palm pilot m515.

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