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My Lifedrive wont turn on...

My Lifedrve could not charge,so the battery finished completely.Now it wont turn on,or show any kind of 'life' in it.I tried soft reset but still no difference.Please help!!

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Re: My Lifedrive wont turn on...

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:

Posted on May 13, 2008

Re: My Lifedrive wont turn on...

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.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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