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    I have searched through past threads and have been unable to find an answer to this specific problem. When I remove my fully charged 680 from it's charger, put it in my car or briefcase or just leave it unused for more than a few hours, it won't power up. I've tried performing soft resets, which sometimes causes the screen to flash briefly, but then it's still no go. The only thing that will get the 680 up and running is plugging it directly into a power source. I can unplug it in a matter of seconds, and the battery shows that it's still charged. My Treo has played this game from day one; prior to installing the Custom Rom and after, and regardless of what mix of applications I have loaded. I still have lots of room on the internal memory and a 2gb mini SD card that is completely blank. It's a shame because it's a fatal flaw in terms of reliable functionality, and I really love this device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikondave View Post
    ...I can unplug it in a matter of seconds, and the battery shows that it's still charged...
    Are you saying that after performing this action, the Treo is then able to power up on its own?
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    Try and swap out the battery, at your local Palm/At&T store, if that does not help I would then hard reset/reload original software, no 3rd party, and if all else fails return the unit. Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble View Post
    Are you saying that after performing this action, the Treo is then able to power up on its own?
    The Treo must be plugged into a charger at the moment I start it up; but only for that moment.

    My 680 is already on it's 2nd battery. I wrote directly to Palm a few hours ago. They think it may be the internal battery. This actually sounds like something that I have read about before perhaps four years ago.

    But here's something new and strange. Last night I left my Treo in it's case, freshly charged, every setting off and not hooked up to any power source. As I was getting ready to run some quick errands , I picked up my 680 and it; a) turned on without any assistance and b) still had it's full 99% battery charge.

    Thanks to both of you for the help.
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    I'll post here, cuz what I saw is kinda like the above problem, only a soft reset seems to have "fixed" my problem.

    I haven't loaded any new software for a couple of weeks now, but last night I set my alarm, treo alarm, and went to bed. Pretty normal procedure for me when I'm on the road. Woke up this morning about 5 minutes before the alarm, and reached for the phone to turn off the alarm before it rang. My 680 won't power up. Tried for almost 5 minutes to get it to power up, nothing. Soft reset, all seems well.

    First time I have seen this, and I'm worried it will happen when I need the alarm to go off. Have no idea if the alarm would or wouldn't have worked this morning.

    Yikes!! I really hate missing planes, and I hate it more when it's a faulty alarm that causes me to miss a plane!!!! Not saying its the treo alarm software.... Cuz I know nothing at this point.

    Anybody??
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    I got to thinking after I posted the above, Last Sat night/Sun morning was the old date for DST to change. Could that have "confused" my 680? I've done all the updates that have been offered for this phone since I got it back in Dec of 06. And now I'm wondering what will happen when we really do "turn back the clock"!!??!!

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