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m100 built in backup
      #17908 - 12/06/04 02:59 AM

I have a problem. I have a M100 palm pilot (runs on 2 x AAA batteries). It doesn't matter how fast I change the batteries I always need to do a hotsync to reload my info as it always drops out. My owners manual says it should hold it for 60 seconds, and it used to, but no longer. how can I get this fixed? Is there a capacitor inside or another little battery that can be changed? I live in New Zealand so I can't send it to Palm to be fixed.

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Re: m100 built in backup [Re: rooter]
      #17927 - 12/06/04 08:50 PM

If you're feeling adventerous, open up the case and see if you can spot a coin cell (watch battery) backup battery on the motherboard. That one would be much easier to replace than a capacitor which is soldered on. I don't know which the m100 uses, but my guess is that it might be a coin cell since a capacitor should last at least 5 years while a coin cell typically lasts two or three.

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Re: m100 built in backup [Re: LisaG]
      #17935 - 12/07/04 03:59 AM

Thanks for your help. There doesn't appear to be a coin type battery in either of my M100's. That being said there is something that could almost be mistaken for a coin type battery that is not removable without a soldering iron. could this be the capacitor? One of my units does appear to have some corrosion around it which would lead me to believe I am somewhere near the problem? any other thoughts

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