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Installing palm tungsten E2 Battery
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- Author: nick
- Difficulty: Easy
Replacing the battery in my Palm Tungsten E2
I plan to use it in my school to replace the paper planner, and having it die in 2-3 days because of the battery is not very good for me, nor is it convenient to have to plug in every few days when it was never like this, because it used to get a month or more before stored, so the battery took a hit not being charged for so many years.
As a result, I get to show you how to replace the battery in a very good, but forced into early obsolesce PDA which still has many years left and a cult following, even to this day when smartphones have taken over
It's important not to get a battery for the Tungsten E as these are soldered into the unit, the E2 uses a connector to the motherboard, look for the E2 battery because of this and size
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Step 1 — Battery ¶
Plug the PDA into a computer with Palm Desktop installed to make a backup, if something goes wrong with the repair, or you have to wipe the PDA replacing the battery as it CAN happen
If you don't back it up and this does not work, I told you to back it up first
If I find a different program to sync these on Intel Macs without Rosetta as an option, I'll let you know, the old software DOES NOT work on modern Macs because it needs Rosetta, and the new software won't sync these PDA's, Palm Desktop is coming to an end to sync these
Step 2 ¶
Remove 4 T5 Torx screws from the back of the PDA and remove the back with you fingernails or pry tools
the battery is taped to the back cover of this PDA, so do not remove it all the way
Step 3 ¶
With the back partially loose, disconnect the battery and remove the back of the PDA completely
Remember how this plugs in, take a picture if need be
Step 4 ¶
Using your finger nails or pry tool, remove the battery from the back
there should be enough adhesive left, if not all of it intact
Step 5 ¶
Noting how the old battery went in, install the new battery this way
Step 6 ¶
Reconnect the battery connection to the motherboard in the PDA
Step 7 ¶
Snap the cover back on and replace the T5 Torx screws in the case, and charge the PDA for 24 hours without interruption for the initial charge
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