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24 Mar 2005
(This is going to sound like a lot of other posts, but read on for more details)

Recently I got my C-860 back from Sharp via Japan Direct, I wanted them to look at the CF port, which may or may not have had a problem, anyhow everything was working fine in regards to charging before that, but after I got it back I couldn't turn the Zaurus on.

I thought this was my battery, so I ordered a new one, Zaurus turned on. After the battery discharged it wouldn't charge anymore, that's when I started looking on the forums about other similiar sounding problems.

I know there are a lot of people reporting problems charging, and have often found odd solutions, like flashing the current state of the battery into the D+M Batt Voltage Adjust menu.

However, it seems like I have a hardware issue, I measured voltage across positive and negative terminals on a normal Zaurus C-860 (my friend's) and mine; here's what I got:

Normal Zaurus:
   Charge off: 0.4V (or something close to that)
   Charge on: 4.2V

My Zaurus:
   Charge off: 3.0V
   Charge on: 2.5V

What is going on here? Any suggestions? I don't really want to send it back to Japan, because last time it took 3 months?!

For the record, my new battery seems to be fine, when charged in my friend's Zaurus, I can use it just fine until it's drained.

Thanks for reading, as a bonus here's a picture of two C-860s side by side, click for a larger version:

P.S. I meant to post this in the hardware sub-forum, mods feel free to move.
31 May 2004
The SD slot on my C-860 seems to have failed, it won't retain the SD card, I can push it in and it just pops right out.

I haven't really used it a whole lot, so this is somewhat odd. I've had the C-860 for perhaps a month and have inserted/removed the card at most a dozen times.

Is this at all a common problem? Anyone can point me in the right directions -- I'd rather not send it back to Japan for warranty.

How hard is it to take the thing apart?b

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