03-20-2008 12:47 PM
03-21-2008 08:00 AM
Check these few things;
Do you have a CF card in the 211? I find some CF cards discharge the battery at the rate of 2% per hour when the 211 is off.
Did you apply the ActiveSync server trick? ActiveSync will start up the 211 and try to sync and burn down power.
Did you have any alarms or appoitments set with the notify enabled? Again that will start the 211 and burn down power.
I also try to make sure no programs are running when I power the 211 down. Settings/system/memory/running programs - stop all.
I hardly see any power loss after doing these items with my 211.
03-24-2008 03:34 AM
03-24-2008 03:47 AM
03-24-2008 05:10 AM
03-25-2008 05:32 AM
04-20-2008 06:57 PM
It seems to charge up very quickly though from 0%
It's been charging for 10 minutes and is up to 10%.
I have a 4 G CF card and a 2 G SD card.
By the way, I do not believe that you can use a high capacity SD in the slot...which is really an SDIO slot. only SD and SDIO...I could be wrong
04-22-2008 06:49 PM
I have one 8G SDHC and one 8G CF on my 212 and the battery looses about 3% of energy after I switch off the device for a night. I know CF card consumes some power to reflash its memory even though it is in idle condition so I remove the CF card for a night and the battery only drops by about 1%.
I suggest we just use only SDHC card and leave the CF slot as a removable storage. According to HP, 212 can use 32G of SDHC without any problem.
06-21-2008 03:23 AM
According to HP, 212 can use 32G of SDHC without any problem.
When I contacted HP I was told HP 212 can only use 2GB card. So what is the true story?
My 8GB card works fine until the point at which the music etc being downloaded passes 2GB - then the PDA shuts down. The only way I can get it going again is to take the battery out and then replace.
After I have done that I can download more music.
Any ideas anyone?
06-21-2008 04:03 AM
Regarding iPAQ 200 series' battery there are interesting discussions in the following link:
06-21-2008 01:59 PM
I will post my question to that site you have referred me to and see what they have to say.
06-22-2008 08:13 PM
Here is what's happening...
If you remove the CF Compact Disc,
Your battery will not drain.
If you leave your CF Compact Disc in then
you will lose 1% a day if you have your
sleep mode setting turned off.
You will lose a lot more than that if the
sleep mode is turned on.
Note that I'm not sure if it is called sleep
mode or not. I do not have the 211 with me at the moment and it has been since March
that I figured it out.
I do know that the function name is opposite of what you would expect for
saving battery life.
Such as sleep mode (if that is what it is called) actually uses more battery life.
It allows for quick start up when you turn it on.
Play around with it...I do know that popping
the CF card out when not in used saves the battery.
06-24-2008 06:12 PM