[NTLK] Low Battery Life on Messagepad 2000 (upgraded to 2100)

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Sat Jun 11 20:13:04 EDT 2011

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Yes These are causes, but If you are using it two days with backlight  
on of six hours a day, you may not have a problem.
I seem to recall that the battery life in use should be about 17-18  
hours.  Less with the backlight in use.  This was phenomenal in its  
day and still not bad.
If I am using mine with backlight and wifi in use, I'll run batteries  
down in an evening.

Open in/out and tap "i" to set Beam prefs.  the IR uses a lot of  
power.  Un tic "Receive beams automatically" if it is selected.
go to Prefs and look at "sleep" set to shortest period you are  
comfortable with.


On Jun 11, 2011, at 5:52 PM, Santa Matt wrote:

> Check to see if the IR is set to be active constantly. Àlso there os  
> an app
> that keeeps it awake so the screen comes ōn at a touch. Finally,  
> every
> Newton comes on at 3:00 am to do clean up. Make sure you have the  
> sleep set
> to just a few minutes.
> Sent from my Android,
> Santa Matt
> SantaMatt at gmail.com
> On Jun 11, 2011 2:51 PM, "Boon Wei Tan" <aureron at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Recently, I managed to get my hands on a good condition MP 2000.  
>> Its a
> fantastic product and everything works perfectly, except the  
> battery. Using
> the AA battery tray, the Messagepad drains my 4 AA alkaline  
> batteries within
> 2 days. The same applies for the new NiMH rechargeables I bought.  
> All this
> power drain is happening while under light use.
>> I have tried to find more information on these online, but to no  
>> avail.
> Many sources tout the long battery life of the MP2*00s, but this  
> doesn't
> seem to be the case for mine. Can anyone here shed some light on  
> this? Any
> help would be greatly appreciated. :)
>> Many thanks,
>> Boon Wei

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