06/20/2012, 09:29 AM
I had a weird incident yesterday. I was out all afternoon and was using my Seido 2600 battery. While trying to get my email, I realized that I wasn't connected to data. This happens sometimes, and a reboot always fixed it in the past. I rebooted, but when the phone came back up, I had no top bar except the "no sounds" icon .. even though the sounds were turned on. Additionally, the phone, data, and wifi radios were locked in the off position, Mode Switcher was off and couldn't be turned on, Preware couldn't recognize the device, and when I opened the device info app everything was blank. Basically, it was like the phone was unable to index itself.
After rebooting about 10 times and trying everything I could think of, I relegated myself to just not having a phone for the afternoon/evening and the possibility of having to doctor when I got home. I was actually starting to thing it might finally be time to put the webOS phone to bed and get an iPhone. However, when I got home I swapped in my standard Palm battery and rebooted. When the phone came back up, everything worked just fine.
I just threw away the Seido battery because I assume it's not fixable. Has anyone ever had something like this happen before?