Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 36
  1.    #1  
    Yeah since basically yesterday im getting this symbol like crazy on my battery indicator...its usually in that indicator for a very long time, and will cut off...but then come back on later on

    now, im assumng based on what happens that this symbol means that the battery status (ie power left) cannot be guaged

    but now, is there a way to fix it?

    thanks guys
  2. mszatny's Avatar
    Posts
    427 Posts
    Global Posts
    494 Global Posts
    #2  
    When I had this same problem, I returned to Sprint and got a refurb.

    MS
    <img src="http://users.netropolis.net/mszatny/pics/bevo.gif" border=0>
    The Woodlands, TX

    Palm Pro > PalmIII > Visor Prism w/Omnisky>SPCS Treo300 > SPCS Treo600 >
    SPCS Treo650 > CNG Treo650 > Copper Treo680 > ATT Treo750 WM6 > iPhone 3G
  3. #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by hofo_mofo
    Yeah since basically yesterday im getting this symbol like crazy on my battery indicator...its usually in that indicator for a very long time, and will cut off...but then come back on later on

    now, im assumng based on what happens that this symbol means that the battery status (ie power left) cannot be guaged

    but now, is there a way to fix it?

    thanks guys
    Is it useful to discharge your Treo battery to this extent?
  4. #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcBody
    Is it useful to discharge your Treo battery to this extent?

    this is not necessarily his fault. It can also be due to a faulty battery as the second poster noted.

    Try a battery reset disconnect. Check the instructions out at P1 support. If that doesn't help, see if you can get an advanced exhcange refurb unit
    La Vie En Diaspora: Enfin, une émission qui raconte votre vie aux Etats-Unis

    Treo 600 in December '03, Treo 650 in February '05, HTC TyTN Pro in August '06, and back to Treo 750 in January '07, find me at MyTreo.net

    About me: story of the 100thMonkey
  5. #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by 100thMonkey
    this is not necessarily his fault. It can also be due to a faulty battery as the second poster noted.

    Try a battery reset disconnect. Check the instructions out at P1 support. If that doesn't help, see if you can get an advanced exhcange refurb unit
    100thMonkey ~ I asked a simple question.

    Is it useful to discharge your Treo battery to this extent?
  6. #6  
    I remember reading in an article (that arcbody pointed to while explaining battery life) that while it is better to top off these batteries often eventually it will interfere with the "fuel gauge" (actual battery performance is NOT effected only the gauging) so once a month or so it helps to drain the battery quite low (I think 5%-10%) to "reset" the gauge.
  7. #7  
    red x equals defective battery/power regulator.

    nothing else.

    nothing you do can cause this.

    this is a known defect in Treos.

    take to Sprint and get a new one.
  8.    #8  
    all i can say is doh doh doh doh
  9.    #9  
    oh yeah im not with sprint...im with rogers wireless GSM...this outta be fun (and yes its their unit)
  10. #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcBody
    100thMonkey ~ I asked a simple question.
    I answered it, as did MikeC below

    its a defective meter, not that he used too much juice
    La Vie En Diaspora: Enfin, une émission qui raconte votre vie aux Etats-Unis

    Treo 600 in December '03, Treo 650 in February '05, HTC TyTN Pro in August '06, and back to Treo 750 in January '07, find me at MyTreo.net

    About me: story of the 100thMonkey
  11. #11  
    yeah this happen to me a couple of months ago. I'm with Sprint, they gave me brand new out of the box unit. I wouldn't even try to fix it.
    <body bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <p><font size="-2" color="#4684ff" face="Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular"><b>imageone</b></font><font size="-2" face="Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular"> &#x2022; current - <b>PowerBook G4 - Mac OS X - white iPod video 60GB - Treo 650 - 700p (Sprint)<br>
    </b></font><font size="-2" face="Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular">retired - Visor Deluxe - Visor Prism - Kyocera 6035 - Treo 300 - Treo 600 - Blackberry 7250</font></p>
    </body>
  12.    #12  
    okeydokey...to a rogers i a go
  13. #13  
    that's probably the best thing to do...ha ha ha. I bought a second one, exchanged the batteries and took the second one back with the first one's defective battery...LOL
    La Vie En Diaspora: Enfin, une émission qui raconte votre vie aux Etats-Unis

    Treo 600 in December '03, Treo 650 in February '05, HTC TyTN Pro in August '06, and back to Treo 750 in January '07, find me at MyTreo.net

    About me: story of the 100thMonkey
  14.    #14  
    no i mean rogers is the company that gave me the treo..
  15. KBS
    KBS is offline
    KBS's Avatar
    Posts
    56 Posts
    #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by 100thMonkey
    that's probably the best thing to do...ha ha ha. I bought a second one, exchanged the batteries and took the second one back with the first one's defective battery...LOL
    Geez, I feel sorry for the poor soul who ends up with your phone that not only did you open up, but placed a defective battery in.
  16. #16  
    Quote Originally Posted by 100thMonkey
    that's probably the best thing to do...ha ha ha. I bought a second one, exchanged the batteries and took the second one back with the first one's defective battery...LOL
    It's helpful to understand the etiology and causal relationships or cofactors, for me.
  17. KBS
    KBS is offline
    KBS's Avatar
    Posts
    56 Posts
    #17  
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcBody
    It's helpful to understand the etiology and causal relationships or cofactors, for me.
    I consider myself an intelligent woman, but HUH?
  18. #18  
    Quote Originally Posted by ArcBody
    It's helpful to understand the etiology and causal relationships or cofactors, for me.
    what's to understand? the first battery was defective (ironic as it came as my 2nd replacement unit from P1). I bought a new unit to get a different battery. Tried it, it worked better. Who knows? bad cells? defective meter device? poor connections? I don't care now as I have one that works
    La Vie En Diaspora: Enfin, une émission qui raconte votre vie aux Etats-Unis

    Treo 600 in December '03, Treo 650 in February '05, HTC TyTN Pro in August '06, and back to Treo 750 in January '07, find me at MyTreo.net

    About me: story of the 100thMonkey
  19. #19  
    Quote Originally Posted by KBS
    I consider myself an intelligent woman, but HUH?
    LOL. i think he means, it's important for him to know why things happen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A tragic fire on Monday destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. Both of his books have been lost. Presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer said the president was devastated, as he had not finished coloring the second one...
  20. #20  
    Quote Originally Posted by 100thMonkey
    what's to understand? the first battery was defective (ironic as it came as my 2nd replacement unit from P1). I bought a new unit to get a different battery. Tried it, it worked better. Who knows? bad cells? defective meter device? poor connections? I don't care now as I have one that works
    Originally Posted by ArcBody 05/23/2004
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/showpost.php?p=347234&postcount=5

    If your phone is left "on" w/o external power, until it reaches "auto-shutoff", you should be able to recharge . . . BUT if this occurs, and the phone is not charged "soon" the Li-ion battery will continue to discharge. The charge circuit has a "safety voltage threshold", below which, it will not charge.
    http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

    "Some lithium-ion batteries fail due to excessive low discharge. If discharged below 2.5 volts per cell, the internal safety circuit opens and the battery appears dead. A charge with the original charger is no longer possible. Some battery analyzers (Cadex) feature a boost function that reactivates the protection circuit of a failed battery and enables a recharge. However, if the cell voltage has fallen below 1.5V/cell and has remained in that state for a few days, a recharge should be avoided because of safety concerns. To prevent failure, never store the battery fully discharged. Apply some charge before storage, and then charge fully before use."

    http://www.national.com/appbriefs/files/AppBrief101.pdf

    Is it possible the Red X = Critically Low Voltage ?
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by ArcBody; 09/06/2004 at 03:48 PM.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions