|Re: Great photos of the Xpander|
Message #4 Posted by Y K Wong on 17 July 2003, 9:25 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by jennifer seelye
This is the common problem with all the prototype Xpander, once the battery is totally drained for sometime, despite that you charge it with the original charger for 8 - 10 hours, the batteries will not hold any charge.
All you need to do is open up the battery door (note, HP has clip off the two clips, therefore, you would need to use two small screw drivers to insert into the cut-off clips concurrently to open it) and remove the two "AA" NiMH batteries and put them in any standard NiMH external charger for a couple of hours. After that, reload the batteries into the Xpander to complete the eight hours charging with the original charger. Once this is done, the Xpander can be charge normally with the original charger. However, if you would leave the battery "flat" in the Xpander for a another short period of time, you would need to go thru the same process again. On the other note, please take care while removing the batteries since there are spring on both positive and negative end of the battery terminals, you would need to use two small screw drivers to depress the springs in order to remove and reload the batteries.