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Battery drains Batteries drain in a day ...... on or off

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  • jackdee May 11, 2010

    Well yeah, I know it's April 1st today - but this is no joke !

    I too have the same problems with charging my trusty Handspring Visor Edge.

    I have had the Visor for 5 years now! and it finally came to the point that the battery woz on it's way out. So... after searching high and low for a new Lithium-ion batt. with no luck - I finally decided to opt for the easier, quick fix option and try an Ipod replacement battery Lithium-Polymer 3.6V, 550mAh.

    After some delicate operations to remove the old batt, and solder to the contacts for the new batt. I charged it on the cradle, and it looked like all was well - until.. the new batt now has the exact same problems as my old batt?

    I now suspect the cradle charger itself may be the problem? However...

    it is strange that the Visor shows it is fully charged, and stops blinking, batt level is 97% charged - but still drains to nothing in less than 24 hours, on or off?

    If anyone else has any ideas regarding this, please post here?

    Thanks in advance..


    [words of wisdom..if it ain't broke don't fix it]



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I measured the battery current on my Visor. It was over 50ma on as well as off. I backed it up to the desktop, put in fresh batteries and gave it a hard reset. The battery current became 13ma when on and 600ua when off. I was able to repeat the high drain / low drain cycle. My guess is that doing a reset with less than full battery power hangs the unit in the high drain state.

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