[NTLK] eMate Battery "New"?

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Wed Nov 4 21:17:07 EST 2009

Your battery may in fact be weak, in which case it should be re- 
celled.  I and others have offered this service in the past.
be sure to look to other settings, like turning off auto receive in  
beam, make sure that you have not set the light to come on when  
started because the Newton turns its self on at 3 am to update  
calendar etc.  Some folks have found that they had even set the sleep  
to never.

I don't know how long a battery should last in use due to wifi,  
backlight or ir use.  But I would expect on standby (there is no off  
short of removing all power) to have more than 80% power after a week  
on the shelf with door shut.  And at least 10 hours of 'regular' use,  
mixed backlight on and off.


On Nov 4, 2009, at 3:42 PM, David Lawrence wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 3:28 PM, This is me <fg2 at pda-soft.de> wrote:
>> If I leave it sit for too long with the Newton off, it loses its  
>> charge.
> The reason for this can of course be your eMate's battery, but this  
> can also
> happen because you shut the Newton off by simply closing the lid.
> Thanks, and I've learned that.  I rarely shut the lid anymore, and I  
> make
> sure to use the true "off" button.
> Now, however, I worry about the eMate's portability.  If I'm going  
> to carry
> it around, I want to be able to shut the clamshell.
> dave

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