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How does one know when the battery on a PDA is too old? What are signs beyond the battery meter?

Hi experts,

What are the signs that a battery may need replacing. Let's assume the battery is the standard Li battery for an imate Jam. Let's also assume the battery meter shows a full charge and the battery powers down from full to 75% / 80 % under normal or busy phone usage within an hour of phone talk time.

What kinds of things would I see in the unit that would let me first replace a battery, correctly, before requesting more costly service?

i.e. Phone disconnects when battery says 80% (or is this a lose back cover?).

i.e. Unit soft resets itself at strange times.

Let me know. I'm curious with batterys and cellphones in general but especially with the JAM as I'm a big fan and about ready to get an HTC touch.

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Re: How does one know when the battery on a PDA is too...

Try updating your rom through imate's official site. You would propably have to register your device first.

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What is the model of your pda? But try to remove the battery and install it back again. Try to recharge the battery and then try again to turn on the power. If still the same problem, bring your pda to a service center to further check the error.


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Hello LyMaBa

Do you have an SD card inserted in the PDA?

If so remove it and restart your PDA.

Did the problem go away. If so, please, go HERE for the Zire 71 Expansion update or HERE for the SD/SDIO update.

You can find all the manuals for the Palm Zire 71 PDA HERE.

If you don't have a SD card inserted, you might want to try performing a WARM RESET of your PDA. Youtube has a video on this process HERE.

You can find instructions HERE for performing a reset ("warm" or "hard") on your Palm PDA.

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HERE for your Zire 71.

If performing a "warm" reset doesn't work, try performing a "hard" reset.

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YOU WILL loose ALL of your data on the PDA by performing a "hard" reset so make sure it's data has been synchronized w/ your computer software (Palm Desktop, Microsoft Outlook, etc).

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Battery won't charge after being replaced

The charger might be bad. Or then the pdas connector is bad, or the motherboard is damaged.

to find out is your charger working you could use a tester to test it or another pda.

If you could get some power into the pda you could use the bootloader to test the device. Its been years since I had my 3850.

Il have to find instructions on how to get to the bootloader but test the other things first.

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E2 has a great battery might not be it. Its not easyly replaceable like in some other models.

the battery can be replaced by a professional or by yourself.

The pda should work on charger? does it work while pluged in?
If it doesnt work while its pluged in theres something more seriour wrong with it.

You can try soft and hard reseting.

Instructions can be found in this pdf file

If you cant open pdf files you need to find yourself pdf reader, google pdf reader and get one.

If soft or hardreset have any effect and the device still doesnt work even on charger then it has a hardware issue and I recommend contacting palm or the place where you bought the pda and findout about repairs and possible price, may be high.

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