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My tungsten E2 seems dead. Where should I start trouble shoo

by GeorgeRR / May 11, 2011 12:11 PM PDT

This unit is about 5 years old. I have changed the battery once about 2 years ago. It is completely dead. No nothing. Won't hot sync or power up with cable hooked up. Where do I start??

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Did you try the old fix?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2011 12:13 PM PDT

That model is known to fail like that. Fix? open it up, disconnect the battery, go get a drink, come back and hook up the battery.


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Worked like a charm.
by GeorgeRR / May 11, 2011 2:49 PM PDT

Worked like a charm. Bob you da man. Thanks again I figured I could count on you!!!

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Glad it helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2011 2:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Worked like a charm.

I may have revealed it before but PalmOS and many of those models have crossed my path as I wrote apps for PalmOS for over 10 years. I have the big apps on Windows Mobile but Microsoft canned that so it's onwards to Android. Hint!

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recharged with an external source
by m.diac / May 25, 2011 4:05 AM PDT

The battery you can "convince" to be recharged with an external source, like universal charger flip catches and contact with mobile blades. If you observe polarity when connecting.

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The issue with the E2 is not a charging issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2011 6:17 AM PDT

This and another model can't be reset unless you pull the battery lead or wait a few months for it to run down and reset. Most of us can't wait for that and as such, this is the fix.

I'm sure you meant well.

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