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toshiba 740E handheld PC problems with hard reset & battery

by Melissa123 / June 14, 2004 9:26 AM PDT

The unit had problems that could not be revolved despite being sent back 3 times (a 4th time if you include the recall). Toshiba could not fix the problem and refused to offer further support.

Problems:
- The unit intermittently hard resets for no apparent reason. It has done this at least 35 times).
- The battery completely discharges in <12 hours after being fully charged, even though it is turned off. There is no warning that the battery is low.

Opinions?

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Re: toshiba 740E handheld PC problems with hard reset & batt
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2004 10:27 AM PDT

This series has a bad reputation. As such, it's best kept in its charger whenever possible.

One of the issues with it is that the buttons tend to get "hit" and it wakes up and discharges quickly. Even on a full charge, it can drain the battery in just a few hours.

The issue is worsened by the supplied case. People have noted that using another case or even gluing felt pads in just the right spots of the holder helps immensely.

Bob

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You are not alone.....
by esteedman / April 13, 2005 7:17 AM PDT

Almost the same experience. Maybe a class action suit in the making.

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Count me in
by mattb757 / August 23, 2005 2:34 AM PDT
In reply to: You are not alone.....

I agree... the power management on this handheld stinks. And it CONSISTENTLY makes me lose data. (I do backups like you wouldnt believe). This HHD stinks compares to even my old Palm III!

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Problems with toshiba 740e PC with hard reset and battery
by Terry V. Fowler / December 25, 2005 10:16 AM PST

If so many people are having problems with this what is the solution to this problem.

I was looking for some info for a GPS for my 740e and saw this. It has happened to me about 3 times and I just thought I did something wrong. Now I see I'm not the only one.

Pleae advise,

Terry Fowler

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