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  1. ancker's Avatar
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    Anyone tried this yet?
    I plan on it after work.

    http://blog.treonauts.com/2007/01/treo_680_batter.html

    /ancker
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancker View Post
    Anyone tried this yet?
    I plan on it after work.

    http://blog.treonauts.com/2007/01/treo_680_batter.html

    /ancker
    Yes, but it didn't help my Phone.
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    Isn't it the exact same that's described here in a few threads? I'm not sure what removing the SIM has to do with anything, but other than that, it's just an In-Cradle Reset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancker View Post
    Anyone tried this yet?
    I plan on it after work.

    http://blog.treonauts.com/2007/01/treo_680_batter.html

    /ancker

    I found interesting that in the comment area, somebody says his Treo 750 gets similar battery performance than his Treo 650 with extended battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-beard View Post
    Yes, but it didn't help my Phone.
    That's what I'd be afraid of. I did all of this but didn't remove the SIM card.
    My battery life was better for a little while but within 2-3 weeks and sometimes less, the same drain would occur. Okay, I can at least try this with also doing the SIM card removal, but if I still have to repeat the procedure, it gets cumbersome. Plus, no rhyme or reason on what day the nosedive may occur, so I could be out and find my phone at 10%. Not too useful. A battery that ends up at 10% when I haven't even made any calls or used data is not normal. Having to do all these tricks isn't right either. I don't expect the same amount of battery life as the 650, but there is no way I am getting one third the amount either! That said-battery life is my only gripe. I hope this gets resolved-I want to really use my 680. I like the device otherwise! But in the meantime I am back to my 650.
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    I've done this "conditioning" twice. This morning, at 6:30, it read 100% when I took it off the charger. It dropped to 95% within 30 seconds. It's been a really quiet day so, maybe seven VERY short phone calls and a few edits to Handy Shopper and that's it...it's at 81% now. Should I consider this a good result?
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    I was surprised by the SIM card step, which isn't part of the reset that many have posted here.

    I'm wondering if Palm knows something we don't.

    I plan on trying this tonight. I'll post results tomorrow.

    /ancker
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    I've tried everything - and had some success but and last week my battery was barely lasting 12 hours (not heavy either) use.

    On Sunday I pulled the battery overnight and charged it outside the phone and 36 hours later with bt on for 24 hours of this I'm at 59% - plenty of calls and emails and texts as well plus updating appointments and contacts. I've turned the radio off for 12 hours overnight yesterday. I haven't used the camera at all.

    There is no consistency at all with this bloody phone.
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    I said I'd provide an update:

    Did the "fix" last night, let the battery charge, without SIM for 7 hours...
    replaced the SIM, reinserted the battery at 0700, it is now 2314 and I have 59% battery.

    This is on par with the best I've seen with my 680, but certainly well below what I'd claim stellar.

    Again, I'm not expecting a full 12.5 days of "phone on, GPRS on."
    I'm hoping for a good 4 days with the phone on and chattermail IDLE IMAP.

    Let's hope there is an update in the works like rumored on a few forums.

    /ancker
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancker View Post
    I said I'd provide an update:

    Did the "fix" last night, let the battery charge, without SIM for 7 hours...
    replaced the SIM, reinserted the battery at 0700, it is now 2314 and I have 59% battery.

    This is on par with the best I've seen with my 680, but certainly well below what I'd claim stellar.

    Again, I'm not expecting a full 12.5 days of "phone on, GPRS on."
    I'm hoping for a good 4 days with the phone on and chattermail IDLE IMAP.

    Let's hope there is an update in the works like rumored on a few forums.

    /ancker
    I never got anywhere near that with my 650 with an extended battery, so I doubt you'll ever attain that with the 680. Maybe I was using my 650 more than you intend to use the 680 but still... a full day might be more like it (20 hours and 25-30% left).
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    tried night before last...well the phone only got a trickle charge since then for 5 mins while hotsyncing last night..so it seems it has gone ~ 32 hrs from 100% after the fix to now... 41% give or take the trickle charge for 5 minswow..and i did have pTunes playing on loudspeaker for at least 30-45 mins and via headphones the same time! Now to hope it doesn't revert like most ppl's own seems to......
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    The procedure on Treonauts is a battery recalibration routine. It does not do anything to increase battery life itself. This only affects the appearance of battery warnings and of the battery meter color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFman View Post
    I've tried everything - and had some success but and last week my battery was barely lasting 12 hours (not heavy either) use.

    On Sunday I pulled the battery overnight and charged it outside the phone and 36 hours later with bt on for 24 hours of this I'm at 59% - plenty of calls and emails and texts as well plus updating appointments and contacts. I've turned the radio off for 12 hours overnight yesterday. I haven't used the camera at all.

    There is no consistency at all with this bloody phone.

    84 hours sinvce I took it off the charger and I am now at 1%. This the best use I have had so far and I have used the phone for around 100 minutes of calls, had BT on and connected for a further 15 hours whilst driving, added diary entries, added expenses checked spreadsheets etc, texted around 50 messsages (in and out), checked my emails about 3 times each day (around 10 times overall) - and left the gprs connected each time - I turned the phone off for Mon, Tues and weds evenings & overnight (no signal in the house so no point), beam off all the time and brightness set at 20% screen off at 30 seconds.

    On sunday this battery was down to 12% in less than a day...... usage pattern virtually identical
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    I have now tried this "fix" twice. I charged it overnight with the SIM out. Phone with no calls made or received is down to 96.82% in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Beam Receive is off, Bluetooth is off, Network is connected and e-mail is checked every 15 minutes.

    I am beginning to believe there are 2 problems. I think _some_ phones are lemons (some sort of hardware issue) and many are not calibrated properly. If PFman can get 84 hours of usage out a Treo 680 battery WITH USAGE, then something is wrong with THIS 680 phone.

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    Wow, getting 84 hours is about ideal. I have almost identical usage as him.

    Maybe the fix coming down the pipes will get me to that.

    As of right now, the battery issue is the ONLY issue I have with this phone.
    It's only reset on me twice since Nov when I bought it. (And those were within the first week while I was goofing with app compatibility)

    /ancker
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    just after my last post it hit 0% and turned off within 5 minutes - when I first got the phone it would run for hours at 0%.

    trouble is I can't rely on it - I'm betting tomorrow the battery life will be sh*t again. I've got 2 batteries and both have been good then bad then good again....

    The battery life isn't a big issue for me as I have 2 batteries, a cradle at work and a cradle at home plus a car charger - I would normally have charged the phone at home overnight, in the car, at work, in the car and then back on the cradle.

    I got a 2gb sd card for mp3's but because of the battery life I've never used it for music as I'm worried the battery will die and I need the phone for work..

    Does the auto turnoff happen because the battery gauge says so or because the battery is giving less power?
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    My friend who has a 680 did the battery fix and so far he says his battery life has improved by almost %60

    Al
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    today I reached about40 hrs..but at 15% no low warning but it reset twice while I was trying to use eReader..not sure if it was a safety mechanism due to the battery level or what...but the battery was still at about 12% 3 hrs later (~ 43 hrs) then i swapped it for the spare as I was heading home on public transport...

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