Exact same problem came up some hours ago in alt.comp.os.palm:
First of January Bug on T5 Address Book/Calendar link
From: Benny <Benny@spuntz.fr>
Date: Saturday 01 January 2005 22:09:02
On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 18:40:35 +0100, Benny wrote
(in article <email@example.com>):
> Please help me !
> My Xmas gift, a Palm T5 is automatically "on" 15 seconds after being shut
> I've had 5 days without any problem, but since January first, it's
> to shut it down...
> I've done a couple of hard resets to get rid of this bug, but if empty
> everything is fine, the bug comes back with the first sync.
> I've tried to sync only Calendar, Adress Book, Memo and Tasks, but I've
> the same issue... again and again.
> Has anyone already experienced such a bug ? Could it be related to an
> in the calendar ? A corrupted data in the address book ?
The bug was created by an Address Book file, mentioning a person's birthday
on 2° January 2005, with an alarm that was due to start the week before.
For some strange reasonsas of 1st of January, the calendar could not cope
anymore with this birthday and maybe the automatic alarm that had been
generated in 2004 (but that I've never seen)....
David Gerrie wrote:
> Apologies if this is an old topic, but I'm new here...
> I have a one week old palm tungsten E (yes, a xmas present) which today
> has started refusing to stay switched off. I had installed a few extra
> apps, but today, i sat down and did a hard reset on the palm, together
> with deleting all the software on the PC, and then reinstalled the whole
> lot, with a different profile. Its still does it.
> I don't know if this is a one off problem with my palm (it's been fine all
> week) in which case i'm happy to replace it at the shop it came from, or
> if its a known bug and I'm failing to find an update anywhere! The only
> similar prob i found on a search is to do with DigiE, which I've never
> I'd be most grateful for any help, as I'm going slightly insane!