On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 18:01:32 GMT, tom koehler had this to say...
> Okay, I probably don't fit the usual image of a PDA user - I'm still using a
> 125 which suits me fine. That said, I'm having a problem when it is time to
> change batteries. When the unit was new, I could change batteries with no
> loss of anything, just do it. Now, however, when it is time to change
> batteries (always away from home) I have to reset the darn thing and start
> all over. I now put all the stuff I don't want to lose on my expansion chip.
> I can live with this solution, but I'd like to solve the puzzle which remains
> - what's up with the internal backup power? Is it a defunct capacitor or is
> it a defunct battery? (I know the logically correct answer is "yes" unless
> there is a third option, but am looking for a clue, here, folks)
> Thanks for your time, I appreciate it.
> tom k.
It is a well known problem, the capacitor supplies a charge to RAM for a
short time when changing batteries. This cap fails and you lose RAM
contents. Some claim that when the capacitor fails it can create a short
circuit that can drain the batteries very quickly.
Hope this helps.
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