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No power to 6515 even with new fully charged battery to my PDA?

The PDA went dead and I ordered new battery which I put into the PDA. No power. I put it to the charger and yet no power. I tried the charger and the battery in my freinds PDA and it was working. What could wrong?

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Re: No power to 6515 even with new fully charged battery...

Here's some instructions to fix this :

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It's basically a similar fix for what CTF1800 said but uses paper.

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Re: No power to 6515 even with new fully charged battery to my PDA? - HP iPAQ hw6515 Pocket PC PDAs

Get a new battery door

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Re: No power to 6515 even with new fully charged battery...

I opened my phone up and checked everything inside. Found that tiny switch that the back cover turns on. The tiny switch is located next to the dime size speaker. Found that any little movement of the back cover can turn off that switch.
The way I fixed my phone was to make the switch stick in the closed position. This you can do by using tape or that clear clue for crafts, you know the kind that needs a heat gun.
This way the switch does not depend on the back cover. Just keep in mind that now the phone will stay on without the back cover.
Now I can use my phone without any worries.

Make sure you do a full back up onto a SD Card before you do anything

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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I can only especulate on all the possible reasons, so let go one by one throuh them and their possible solutions:
1. The RX3000 Ipaq family has a known mechanical issue on the switch that senses when the back cover lid is properly closed.

When the switch is nor properly depressed, the PDA won't charge the battery if plugged on the cradle or to the USB sync cable, or won't turn on.

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You have the option of send it to be repaired, or try it yourself, which will require to buy a PDA with working mainboard (or the mainboard alone) and swap the parts. It requires a minimum of technical skills to do it.

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