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PALM M500 will not charge (Green LED does not light)

I use a PALM m500 every day and it has proved excellent for years.

As a contigency, I also bought a used PALM M500 a year ago and when I tested it, it worked 100% OK. But now I come to use this second PALM, it will not charge, the green LED will not light up and it is generally dead.

I know the charging cradle works OK,.

I doubt that the fault is a dud battery (even if one of the cells inside is dead) beacuse surely the green LED would light up when charging.

I fear that the fault is a "motherbaord" fault which makes me think about switching to a horribly-power-hungry alternative to the M500 ? Help !

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Bought a new PALM Zire instead as you were unable to give an answer.

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