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    I must plug my Pre into the car charger with the Pre turned ON and wait 5 seconds for the "Charging" alert. If I don't do this, it does not charge, even though it's plugged in! Is this how everyone else's works? It's pretty annoying, and I would think if everyone had this problem there would be a lot of talk about it, but I haven't found any yet.
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    Do you have the official Pre charger from Palm? I originally bought the generic Sprint micro USB car charger but had to turn my phone off, plug in, then turn it back on in order for it to charge. I brought it back and purchased the Palm charger which works for me without any issue whatsoever. Plug and charge. I rarely turn my Pre off, so I can't speak to the behavior of charging while power is off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevinDow View Post
    I must plug my Pre into the car charger with the Pre turned ON and wait 5 seconds for the "Charging" alert. If I don't do this, it does not charge, even though it's plugged in! Is this how everyone else's works? It's pretty annoying, and I would think if everyone had this problem there would be a lot of talk about it, but I haven't found any yet.
    yeah, i have a knockoff charger and somtimes i have to keep plugging and unplugging it to get it to charge, maybe it works better with the palm car charger, but im not gonna pay to find out
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    First, to clarify, when I say off I mean asleep with the screen off, not completely powered off.

    Yes, I have a non-Palm Cigarette Adapter. (It is truly a wonderful with a USB jack and a headphone jack, and it broadcasts FM so I can listen to Pandora or whatever in my car, and it was quite affordable at Fry's).

    When I plug my sleeping Pre into my computer it does wake up. When I plug my sleeping Pre into my car, it does not wake up and does not charge. If I plug my awake Pre into my car it alerts me it is charging after 4 seconds and works great.

    Would someone please plug their sleeping Pre into their Palm-brand car adapter and tell me if it wakes and also if it's charging.

    I love my cigarette adapter too much to replace it just for this reason, so I'll surely just remember to wake it and wait 4 seconds whenever I want it to charge through it.

    By the way, I also bought a 3' USB-to-micro for a few bucks from NewEgg so I could have wires both at my computer and in my car, and it works exactly the same as the Palm one in all situations, plus it's shorter for my car.
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    Yup, same problem. I bought a cheap auto charger at Amazon.
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    I have the charger that came with the Walmart/Let's Talk deal. works fine for me
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    I have the same problem. I bought a Motorola charger from Amazon.
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    The official Palm Car Charger does wake it up and chargers instantly, no matter if youre using it alone or with a Touchstone (I can verify both). Lesser chargers usually require more than the plug-n-charge nature of the official Palm Charger.
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    i use a balack and decker powee invdrter from walmart witha usb plug. works awesomeand charges just as fast as the wall charger...20 bucks and has a plug if you ever need to charge your computer or someting on the go. I am interested in yours though. Sounds cool..what is fry's?

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