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

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Mon Jun 13 17:09:36 EDT 2011

several somewhat random thoughts

I once rebuilt an eMate battery pack and did not properly solder one  
connection, so I believe it was the equivalent of a resister.  this  
battery pack did not seem to hold a charge very well.  Once soldered  
properly it functioned much better.
I recommend checking and cleaning all contacts in the battery sled and  
inside the silo.  I have also seen Newtons with serious corrosion on  
the Neg contact where perhaps a battery had leaked in the past.

This may also be an instance of the problem Frank recently had with an  
eMate, as far as I know it remains unsolvede.

On Jun 13, 2011, at 3:51 PM, Lord Groundhog wrote:

> ~~~ On 2011/06/13 20:22, Smith Woody at woodysmith at me.com wrote ~~~
>> If you aren't using it I would expect weeks on a set of batteries.
> I'm following this thread with interest.  One of my units is also a
> MP2000(U) that refuses to stay charged for long.  All the power- 
> drains are
> off, and the power timer is set to minimum.  Even if I only used it  
> a few
> minutes a day the battery would pack up in 2-3 days.  Eventually I  
> realized
> I couldn't do anything to fix the problem so I relegated that MP to  
> mains
> use only.  But it's a beautiful unit and I'd love to get to the  
> bottom of
> this problem so it could be a free-ranging MP again.

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