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Trouble with my Toshiba Thrive.

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Jamie

Jan 1, 1970
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I use a Tablet to carry lots of PDF files around, I find it quicker
than booting up a laptop..

This morning I got into the car and I had left the unit powered on
from yesterday, screen pops on reporting a low batter, I think below
20% or something.

Any how, it must of messed up something because when I got to work this
morning, I decided to fully power it down and bring it in with me for a
full charge. When I looked at it, the screen was no longer on, the
active light was not on however, the low batter light (orange) was on.
and this is with no AC power to it and I had no control over it at all.
in other words, the unit is sitting there dead with the low battery
light stuck on with nothing in the remote power jack.. how quaint! :)

After a couple hours of charging attempts today, it didn't seem like
nothing was happening. So I left it unplugged. Tonight, when I come
home, the damn orange light is still on but no control over it.

I just love how these chinese engineers design power management.
It appears something has locked up in the power monitoring part of
this unit or, it is forcing me to perform a trickle charge.. I may need to
pull the batteries and reset it. which by the way, I learned tonight
what that lock button is now for on the upper left corner, to remove the
back cover :)

It's simple, you don't read the manual until you run into problems!

Any one ever see their tablet lock the low battery light on with no
control ? I am thinking that maybe a stand alone uC system that my need
rebooting..

Jamie
 
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Jasen Betts

Jan 1, 1970
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After a couple hours of charging attempts today, it didn't seem like
nothing was happening. So I left it unplugged. Tonight, when I come
home, the damn orange light is still on but no control over it.

You probably need to attach a charger directly to the "battery"
(it's probably a single cell not a battery)
 
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Jamie

Jan 1, 1970
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Jan said:
Hidden "reset' button, or open it up and disconenct battery for reset?

That was going to be my next move however, I let it sit over night and
the battery finally ran down low enough to turn off the battery low LED.
Today when I got home from work, I looked at it and it was completely
off this time, I plugged in the charger and I got a momentary power on
light and then the low Battery LED popped on, so I assume things have
reset themselves and the unit should be charging now.

This all happened when the unit was left on and when I got into the
car the vibration sensor triggered the screen. But it was in a dim
light mode but I saw the battery report was very low. I think the unit
didn't have enough power left in it before I was able to properly shut
it down and it went into a lock up..

Removing the battery most likely would of fixed it. Well see if it
still lives when it's on the charger for a while.

I think now is the time to make a copy of my PDF and image files I
have accumulated on it.
Jamie
 
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