Initial charging Tungsten E2

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  1. airbusguy2000

    airbusguy2000 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I bought a new-in-box Tungsten E2. I didn't charge the battery for three hours (actually only about 15 minutes) before during a restore from Right Backup.

    The battery will not hold a charge and goes black when I remove the power.

    Is not charging a new Palm for three hours before using kind of a "death penalty" for the device or is the battery just dead from being in a warehouse or somebody's closet for over 20 years?

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
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  2. Hook

    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    I suspect the battery is dead, but I would definitely try longer than 15 minutes... these were not fast charging batteries.

    If you need a new battery, I recommend the Palm Dr.:

    https://www.palmdr.com/cart/palm-tu...0.html?zenid=e4ae7ff8879ea19040f0635fc56b454e

    If you are a DIYer, you can get the battery for $16. Otherwise, he will do a first class job installing it for you.
     
  3. airbusguy2000

    airbusguy2000 Newbie

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    Hi Hook,

    Thank you so much for the quick response! I will definitely get the battery replaced. I've charged it now for over three hours and it still dies when I remove the power.

    Your response was VERY helpful!!!

    Steve
     

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