I have an iPaq and it keeps switching off by itself. I have wedged the battery and it did not help. I thought it was the battery cover but I moved it around and it didn't switch off. After it switches off I must open it, take out the battery, put it back and close the back cover for it to start again. This can happen up to 20 times a day. Please help.
I had exactly the same problem but have now fixed it using bluetack!
I first tried Aroldite to extend the hook on the battey cover - it worked for a while but I noticed that the cover was actually stuck to the switch. As soon as the cover came loose again the problem came back. It seems that the micro switch needs to be held in position.
Put a small amount of bluetack on the end of the top hook on the battey cover - try it it works!
You need to examine your battery cover as one of the c hooks in your cover may be bent or broken. Basically, the hooks on the cover actually press a micro-switch that detects if the battery cover is on.
If your battery cover looks fine, then you may have a software problem. Try getting a firmware upgrade or simply doing a hard reset to see if the problem is still present
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common problem with this phone, you can try to stuff in a small wad of paper in the little slot that shuts off the phone when you take the battery cover off. So if your phone is face down and you slide the battery cover off on the top right side is a little pointer that pushes a switch that can act up. If you use a smwll wad of paper then put the battery cover back on it may help
the USB cable plugged in to a powered PC? Could be cable or battery
issue. Red light means that the battery is very low on juice. Return it
to where you got it from if you can't solve it on your own. you want a repair service
the problem is a little microswitch that tells the unit to power off when the back cover is removed... it seems to be a common problem, causing the screen to go 'interlaced' and reset or hang, sometimes shaking causes it to restore itself. solution is remove the back cover (4 torx screws and 1 philips screw under the warranty tag) and glue the switch in the up position...
I had same problem. Culprint was in the back cover.
Above SIM holder is a hidden switch what will connect the backup battery when the main battery is removed. Small hook (high up) in the cover will trigger the switch. When cover get loose the switch will change it's position.
I put small piece of shrinking tube in it what will extend it 0.5 mm. That did the trick. No more unscheduled reboots.
Most PocketPC's will turn themselves on in certain situations:
- A taks reminder is initiated
- An apointment reminder is initiated
- You syncronise your PDA with your PC
These are just a few examples.
However the PDA should turn itself off after a given amount of time, unless set to do otherwise.
Go to your system settings, power, and change the time in which your device turns off. It may very well be that it's set to never switch off.