|Re: hp71 death, please help!|
Message #2 Posted by Vieira, Luiz C. (Brazil) on 19 Mar 2004, 12:07 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by t-bone
have you tried any memory reset procedure? Or simply keep them without batteries for some time? I've been using four rechargeable NiCad's (Panasonic P-4SPA, 250 mAh) and if I leave them inside the HP71 after completely charged (intelligent, 3-hours full charge charger), they usually keep it "alive" for about two months; after the Low Batt indicator is ON, they rest no more than a couple of days, computer OFF. The first time I used the rechargeable batteries, I simply let the HP71 stored for about three weeks after extensively using it for a couple of weeks. It did not turn ON even after charging the batteries.
If you have the Owner's Handbook, have a look at pages 273/274 and try the [ON][/],  or  and [ENTER] to initialize it. If it's not enough, you can try removing batteries and keep [ON] key pressed for some seconds. You may see that 30 seconds is suggested to be enough to cause a Memory Lost condition (p. 274).
Let us know if you succeed.
Edited: 19 Mar 2004, 12:09 a.m.