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BT Problem Battery/Power Problem

I recently purchaced a second hand e740 - i say second hand everything in the box was still sealed including the unit itself, when i purchaced it i was informed that it would probably need a new battery because it had been sat for 2 years un-used. i purchaced a new battery, plugged it in and charged it to 100%, then removed it from the power cable and all was good - an hour or 2 later after having it in the cradle i removed it and the second that it was disconnected from the mains power the unit shuts down - loosing all the data as if the battery was not there. i then tried to charge the original battery but that is getting stuck at a constant 1%. i was wondering if anyone knew what this problem might be and might have a way to solve it - i have checked everything i can think off - and no the hard reset switch is in the correct possition. this problem is also present when the mains cable is plugged directly into the unit it is litterally the second it is disconnected from the power it turns off and will not come back on

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In my opinion it is always very risky to buy some second hand unit because you can not be sure if every hardware component works properly. The best solution for you is to contact service partner and let them check the PDA. It is also possible that power supply electronic has some malfunction

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Section A - How to use a Toshiba Pocket PC e740 without loss of data: Never let the battery fully discharge. Never disconnect the battery from the e740. Regularly backup your stored data. Always connect the product to an external power source before changing the battery. Section B – How to backup your data: B1 – Using Activesync You can make a backup of the Toshiba Pocket PC e740 data to your notebook or desktop computer. If you have backed up your data to your notebook or desktop you can restore that data to your Toshiba Pocket PC e740. Periodical data backup is recommended. The following types of data can be backed up: FILE: Includes files created by Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Notes etc. or an additionally installed program. REGISTRY: Setup information of Windows or programs. DATABASE: Database information from Pocket Outlook. When making a backup or restoring data please DO NOT remove the Pocket PC e740 from the USB cradle and DO NOT turn off the power to the device until the backup or restore is completed. Backup Instructions: Insert the Toshiba Pocket PC e740 into the USB cradle. A connection between the e740 and your notebook or desktop will be established. Please close all active applications on the e740. On your notebook or desktop start Activesync and select Tools and then Backup/Restore. Select Full Backup. Select Back Up Now to start the backup process. B2 – Using a Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card: a) How to insert a Compact Flash Memory Card: Ensure the e740 is connected to the mains. Turn the e740 off. Remove the dummy card if necessary. Confirm the direction of the Compact Flash memory card by lining up the side grooves of the card and groove edge of the card slot. Insert the card smoothly and completely. b) How to insert a Secure Digital Card: Ensure the e740 is connected to the mains. Turn the e740 off. Remove the dummy card if necessary. Insert the Secure Digital card with it’s contact surface (the metal contacts) facing the back of Toshiba Pocket PC e740. Press the card down until it clicks. You can make a backup of the Toshiba Pocket PC e740 data to your Compact Flash or Secure Digital memory card. If you have backed up your data to your Compact Flash or Secure Digital memory card you can restore that data to your Toshiba Pocket PC e740. Periodical data backup is recommended. The following types of data can be backed up: FILE: Includes files created by Pocket Word, Pocket Excel, Notes etc. or an additionally installed program. REGISTRY: Setup information of Windows or programs. DATABASE: Database information from Pocket Outlook. When making a backup or restoring data using the DataBackup program please DO NOT remove the Compact Flash or Secure Digital card from the Pocket PC e740 and DO NOT turn off the power to the device until the backup or restore is completed. Backup Instr

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