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Anonymous
July 5, 2004 2:18:11 AM

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Have'nt used my PPC for a while, battery was flat also. Upon charging it
'boots up' and I find all settings programmes have gone ??
Anonymous
July 5, 2004 2:18:12 AM

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All pocketpc's will loose everything in RAM storage when the battery
depletes.

If you made a backup, congrats... keep the device on a charger when not
in use... it is not subject to overcharging.

Best tip... use a "backup to storage card" utility... when this happens
again, since many ppc's have it in rom, you can be back in business
within a couple of minutes after recharging.

Most importantly, this type of restore retains the device's partnership
information for the next sync... however, note that restored files may
have different file dates and be subject to loss on either side at the
next sync.

If there is not a backup utility in ROM, copy the utility's cab to the
storage card and you will be back in business about thirty seconds longer.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
Anonymous
July 5, 2004 2:18:13 AM

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Its also possible the original posters battery will be bad also after an extended time "flat"...:-(

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"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote in message
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> All pocketpc's will loose everything in RAM storage when the battery depletes.
>
> If you made a backup, congrats... keep the device on a charger when not in use... it is not
> subject to overcharging.
>
> Best tip... use a "backup to storage card" utility... when this happens again, since many ppc's
> have it in rom, you can be back in business within a couple of minutes after recharging.
>
> Most importantly, this type of restore retains the device's partnership information for the next
> sync... however, note that restored files may have different file dates and be subject to loss on
> either side at the next sync.
>
> If there is not a backup utility in ROM, copy the utility's cab to the storage card and you will
> be back in business about thirty seconds longer.
>
> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
>


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July 5, 2004 3:25:04 AM

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OK oh well I had nothing on it of any importance. I still have the progs I
installed on the pc so will just have to start over :-(

"Beverly Howard [Ms-MVP/MobileDev]" <BevNoSpamBevHoward.com> wrote in
message news:#csbPNhYEHA.2408@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> All pocketpc's will loose everything in RAM storage when the battery
> depletes.
>
> If you made a backup, congrats... keep the device on a charger when not
> in use... it is not subject to overcharging.
>
> Best tip... use a "backup to storage card" utility... when this happens
> again, since many ppc's have it in rom, you can be back in business
> within a couple of minutes after recharging.
>
> Most importantly, this type of restore retains the device's partnership
> information for the next sync... however, note that restored files may
> have different file dates and be subject to loss on either side at the
> next sync.
>
> If there is not a backup utility in ROM, copy the utility's cab to the
> storage card and you will be back in business about thirty seconds longer.
>
> Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
>
July 5, 2004 2:58:04 PM

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"Sooner Al" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
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> Its also possible the original posters battery will be bad also after an
extended time "flat"...:-(


Sorry if this is a silly question - can I just check - if I leave my PDA in
the cradle even when fully charged, it will do it no damage at all? I
usually take it out when it is fully charged but I would prefer to leave it
in there all the time.

AK
Anonymous
July 5, 2004 7:04:39 PM

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On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 10:58:04 +0100, AK scribbled:

> "Sooner Al" <SoonerAl@somewhere.net.invalid> wrote in message
> news:%23F0gTShYEHA.1656@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Its also possible the original posters battery will be bad also after an
> extended time "flat"...:-(
>
> Sorry if this is a silly question - can I just check - if I leave my PDA in
> the cradle even when fully charged, it will do it no damage at all? I
> usually take it out when it is fully charged but I would prefer to leave it
> in there all the time.
>
> AK

This is a common concern dating from the age of the NiCad batteries. They
are sensitive to overloading. The modern batteries (mostly Lithium based)
do not have this disadvantage.

So *yes*, you can leave it in the cradle without doning it any harm ;>)

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July 5, 2004 10:54:28 PM

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"Gerard Wassink" <DontWant@SP_aM.nl> wrote in message
news:1lv8y7c3aehp0.eoaj27joehuu$.dlg@40tude.net...
> This is a common concern dating from the age of the NiCad
batteries. They
> are sensitive to overloading. The modern batteries (mostly Lithium
based)
> do not have this disadvantage.
>
> So *yes*, you can leave it in the cradle without doning it any harm
;>)

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