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Tungsten E Is there out there, any schematics for a Palm Tungsen E. I've got two that just replacing the battery caused them to go bad. I've been in electronics for 45 yrs and never had a problem like this. jtannenba@yahoo.com

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  • Jtannenba Dec 30, 2008

    expensive paperweight. I did have a static ********, but...

  • Jtannenba Jan 10, 2009

    Didn't fix it. Can't find a schematic for it. Without a schematic, with multilayer boards,etc, it's almost impossible to figure out where things are connecting.

  • Jtannenba Feb 01, 2009

    I tried to put the old battery in, with the same results. The little coil by the battery gets hot, so I think the blown by static is still the answer. Still, it's a guess without a schematic. Don't know why in this day and age of specialty chips, a schematic is so hard to come by, it's not like we are going to go out and make our own unit like back in the days of the tube and early transistor radio days.

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I also have a Palm "E". It works fine plugged into the wall charger/Power supply but will not hold a charge at all. I too have 30 years of electronic repair but it is of no benefit with micrelectronic products. I thought there might be a fuseable device for the battery supply? But it sounds like there is a better chance of it not working at all if I get inside the unit. But really if the device is not portable it is fairly worthless. Any advice on this- I guess I should be smart and just let it go-toss it and move on. Any confirmation on this? Thanks T

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Mine stopped working 2 weeks after i replaced the battery. i played around with the reset button as well as the on/off switch. Then i thought what would happen if i removed the battery then reinstalled it. It worked!!!!

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Amazingly prone to static electricity. Because Tungsten was smart enough to make the battery a solder in (yeah right), service on them is so bad, even Tungsten won't fool with it. Can you say paperweight?

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    bob collins Jan 09, 2009

    You have 45 years of electronics but you've never met a Tunsten you liked. I know you issued a thanks for trying. I would like to know how you fixed it due to microelectronics in it. I have many a moon of electronics but nowadays taint worth it. Let me know as I am interested .

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    bob collins Jan 10, 2009

    That's what I tried to tell you. No you can fix something for me. My answer was right but I didn't get a fixya................................

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    bob collins Feb 01, 2009

    As you put it. In the good old days!!. You need to realize. I have a Blackberry and Seimens SX66 on my side. I had an E and an E2 both. Due to the way Palm deals with their equipment and 3rd party software, it became too much to keep reloading just to keep using. As Cmaso put it..."It worked!!". They were more right than they know. I can make Palm devices do things that other people can't, but due to how they react later, some stuff is done again and again. Music and pics is the only thing that stayed stable axcept for the programs default to the unit. Our/My/ Your world is now spinning so fast that E is now relic. It is still god for what it is used for but it is very antiquated. It's value for repair is so low, it is a tosser. That's why I said don't bother. Most people don't listen too me till they invest in the money pit. Best value for the dollar for now is a good Seimens SX66 from EBAY still going for avg $75. It will read ANY SD card from a laptop with NO conversion and synchs with Outlook. Don't have outlook, SX software has Outlook in it and it is Windows based. The reality of it all is, inless you are absoluteky devoted to Palm, lose it and go Windows. If you could, my rating wasn't an effort, it was a fact. Please change to helpful or even fixya because you can't do any more on this. TY

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