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Re: TX power switch: Anyone else having problems?

__/ [ JL ] on Saturday 06 May 2006 22:59 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:1348901.Hx3eTtP28E@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> __/ [ jeff ] on Saturday 06 May 2006 17:05 \__
>>> (PeteCresswell) wrote:
>>>> Per Doug Warner:
>>>>> When I got it new, a few months ago, the power button was hard to
>>>>> press in far enough.  I added a stick-on bump to make it easier to
>>>>> press.
>>>>> Now, it's been getting worse, in that I have to press it up to 5 times
>>>>> to get it to turn on or off.    I may have to send it back for repair.
>>>>> Has this happened to anyone else?
> I've had exactly this on a PalmV, TT, TE and now my TX. This is a known
> problem and I wish Palm would sort it. The only palm I've owned that didn't
> have the power button fail was my PalmPilot Pro and that is still on
> perfect working order (yes - even the power button) and it did get lots of
> heavy use.
> I switch on with another button, switch off with an icon on LauncherX, but
> is there any way to hard-reset without a working power button? I had to do
> one recently and it was really difficult - didn't think it was going to
> work for ages but the button does very occasionally work and I finally got
> it.
> JL

That  future  day  which involves a much-required hard  reset  has  always
haunted  me.  I dread the day when it comes necessary as this may  require
disassembling  the  unit.  As  I tried it once before and  even  read  the
manuals  (Peter's  Pilot Pages), I can assure you it's difficult with  the
T-T  and  it  is  also very dangerous due to a highly  sensitive  wire.  I
conceded the attempt which was intended to fix the headphones jack (again,
loose  contacts with the spring, much like with the power button). It just
wasn't worth the risk.

Broadly speaking, I am not disappointed with Palm hardware. But there /is/
place for improvement...

Best wishes,


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