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    Changing Batteries

    Hello, I wonder if anyone else has had this problem. Every time I change the batteries on my Palm I loose all my data on the Palm. I thought that shouldn't happen and no, it's not that I wait a long time. Please help.

    Thank you, Tira

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    Re: Changing Batteries

    According to this Palm KB article, you should have a minute's worth of power available to sustain the RAM of your Palm unit while changing batteries. If you're losing data in less time, I'd say you've got a defective unit. Not the end of the world, of course - just do a hotsync to restore your data.

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    Re: Changing Batteries

    That's what I've been told, about having a minute or so and it really doesn't take me longer than that to change it. I know that I can always hotsyn, BUT what if I have to change the batteries when I'm on the road;-(( I'd loose everything. It's really annoying. I'l check out that article.

    Thanks, Tira

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    Re: Changing Batteries

    First, the idea is that you shouldn't wait until the batteries are absolute dead before you change them. Second, it shouldn't take you more than 20 seconds to remove the old set of AA's and put in the new set. IF you're losing your data after a quick change like that, then you have a defective problem. If it takes you longer than 1 minute to put in new batteries after taking out an old set, the unit is behaving as it's designed and you need to practice your battery switching technique. <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

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