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Dead; will not boot up

My PDA seemingly has died. I used it in the morning and the next time I went to turn it on it was dead. I've since replaced the battery and recharged it but still was dead. I've tried to reset it with all three resets mentioned but still nothing. When I plug it in I only get the orange light that comes on and that's it. Can I do anyting else to find out what the problem is as I miss my Lifedrive. PDAlover

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    My LifeDrive has the same problem. Been through all the Palm Support resets etc (none actually activated) and got an SRO number for replace / repair for $185. Red light on when in cradle but no activity from any buttons / resets etc. Dead.

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I baught the unit to use on mission in 2005. I have only used it sparingly since. I decided to try utilizie it more this year only to find it dead. I tried a reset set which braught it back for one day. Then it died again, and I have been unabke to get it to do anything...not even turn on. I spent $400 on a piece of ****. Does palm expect us to purchase a new unit yearly?

  • vern2000 Oct 13, 2008

    Same problem. I had my LifeDrive for 15 months when it stopped working. Light will come on when it is in the cradle to show that it is charging but unit will not come on. Occasionally, if I open the unit, disconnect the battery cable, wait a few seconds, and then reconnect it, the device will come on for a while but not long enough for me to sync to the device. Most of the time it doesn't do anything. Total loss of $400.

  • tbrown1220 Nov 30, 2008

    My lifedrive will not turn on, reboot, when I try to charge it I get a orange light that's it.

  • gmorel1916 Mar 22, 2009

    The same sudden death problem with mine. I have lots of important information on it. Any ideas on how to retrieve it? Thanks.


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I to have the same problem. Palm will switch a refurbished on to me for $175. To talk ot their tech support will cost $25. I have decided to do 1 of 2 things. 1. replace the microdrive with a 4Gb Compact flash and if that is not successful, just throw it away and NEVER get another Palm product. Mine died just after the warranty ran out. 12 months plus a few days.

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