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It Keeps On Resetting Randomly...
« on: February 06, 2005, 03:18:27 pm »
I have a Zaurus 5500 running with the original software that I've just picked up after having it put away for a while.  A couple of days in a row I have sync'd it with the QtopiaDesktop software on my computer at work, put it into my pocket, and then gone home.

When I get home, the Zaurus boots up and give me the "Welcome to Zaurus" screen.      
At least I have a backup of everything on my work machine, but I'm pretty confused as to why the Zaurus is flaking out on me.

I've been wondering if putting it my pocket might be flexing it in some way (??) or maybe it gets cold outside (??) in the chilly NH winter temps, but it's only reset twice and I've carried it in my pocket outside in the cold many times.  The battery looks full, but perhaps there's some problem with the terminals?


I've been trying to copy the sync'd information in QtopiaDesktop to another computer -- just in case both my Zaurus and my work machine die -- but I can't figure out what files to backup.  Are they in the QtopiaDesktop directory or your home directory or ??

Oh, and as a temporary precaution until I get the Zaurus to be a bit more stable, could I configure the software so it stores Addressbook, calendar, todo, etc... on a CF or SD card ?


I've been wanting to play around with OpenZaurus, but until I get the hardware issue figured out I figure that I should just stick with the stock configuration.

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It Keeps On Resetting Randomly...
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2005, 06:35:10 am »
Someone mentioned (a long time ago) that this happened to them, and they concluded that something had shorted out the usb connector and caused the reset. You might also look at how tightly seated the battery is.


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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 12:06:35 pm »
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Someone mentioned (a long time ago) that this happened to them
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You might also look at how tightly seated the battery is.

Yeah -- I just put Opie 3.5.1 on it and I haven't had a problem with it resetting yet.

Unfortunately I still haven't gotten it to sync with Qtopia Desktop 1.7, but I think that I found the right thread in the forums and I hope to have it up and working today!