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Battery not holding a charge, maybe...

Hi. My 2 year old daughter immersed my LifeDrive in water last week. When I pulled it out, water poured out of it and the calendar started scrolling backwards through the days. I was out, so all I could do was to hit the soft reset button and that turned off the screen. When I got home, I took off the back cover, disconnected the battery and let it dry out for 5 days. Just put it back together and charged it (the battery was dead), date and time was wrong. Otherwise seemed to work perfectly. Except -- battery level seems to drop in a few minutes. from 100% to 72% in a few minutes, with the screen off. But then it charges right back up again in just a couple of minutes. Don't know if the battery is fried, in which case I will just buy another and plug it in. Or if the power management needs resetting. Is there anyway to do this? I looked at reviews and they all said the battery in the LifeDrive is not replaceable. But mine certainly looked to be. I just unplugged it. Did they change that from the initial offering? Thanks!

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Re: battery not holding a charge, maybe...

The only thing close that I can recommend is doing an in cradle reset. Palms site says it only works on certain models, but hey it's worth a shot.,/?St=97,E=0000000000825271086,K=7324,Sxi=2,Case=Obj(26419)

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That is your battery telling you it has had enough. Usually they last about 2 years. You can buy a replacement battery from about $15 and up. Usually these replacements have more capacity than the originals and so you get much longer usable run time.

You can send it in to get it replaced but it is a very simple job to do yourself. You just need a 5.5 torx screwdriver to take 4 screws out and open the case. Undo one connector remove the old battery and then put the cover back on and the screws back in. Carge overnight and you are up and running.

If you do a search on google or bing you will find dozens of places that sell the battery and/or will replace it for you.

If you look at this link it shows the battery and shows a video on how to replace the battery. Have a look at that and it should give you an idea if you feel comfortable to fix it yourself.

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1. RESET the Treo 650 back to default set by holding power buttom following by reset the treo.

2. There is a way to reset the voltage regulator in the Treo ; believe is by holding the RESET for > 3 seconds. Believe need to take out the battery in out during this process. Can't recalled the correct steps. This could could reset the Treo's power regulator.

3. TRY reinstall your palm software with minimun software or 3rd parties one, this software could be running in the back ground which drain the battery.

Try above steps might help.

Mine also got the same problem last two weeks, my treo could felt there is kind warm sensation if it took out from my waist pouch after leaving it for sometime on the table. BTW, the battery could felt quite warm also.

If yours also behave the same which I believed the Treo got some kind of contact problem which draw more power then usually does.

Now, mine got no more warm sensetion after carry out above steps. It gets better as Compared to last two weeks ago BUT not that good as compared previously when it can last 3~4 days after a full charge.


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After you do a hard reset, try naming the palm something other than what the name was before hand and see if that profile works.

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