[NTLK] Help with eMate (been away a while, and...)

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Wed Feb 10 12:35:21 EST 2010

The eMate claims a loss of power almost any time it resets.
Actual loss of power requires Display calibration.

System reset does not require calibration

Removal of ata card without proper dismount no calibration required

reset button calibration required

Hope this helps some.


On Feb 10, 2010, at 7:51 AM, Wright, Chris wrote:

> I had an eMate a while back but sold it because I needed a combination
> of money and space (while I kept my OMP and 130). I've just recently
> acquired one again and am busy ticking off the things needed to be  
> done
> with a 13 year-old bit of kit.
> - screen hinge checked and made safe
> - battery seems to hold a few hours charge so urgent rebuild not yet
> needed
> - new firmware (73J186) installed to sort out Y2010 problem
> - ATA Support installed plus old 320MB card
> - connected to internet with Megahertz 386ET
> I have one problem, which is that it intermittently drops power.
> Occasionally when hitting a keyboard button, but also sometimes when
> inserting/ejecting a card and also when waking from sleep: I get a  
> soft
> reset each time (date is reset), sometimes with a pen alignment  
> screen.
> I've read PDA-Soft's page on the similar 130 problem and wondered if
> it's the same thing? It came to me having had a hard reset, so I  
> presume
> the software is nothing to do with it. It may of course be the  
> battery,
> but it seems to sit there quite happily switched on - it's been on my
> desk, switched on (Sleep is set to 'Never') and downloading via NCU  
> for
> the last three hours and the battery monitor is at 43%
> Another question - does anyone have a combination of email and browser
> software with a small memory footprint that works okay? It needs to be
> installed on the internal memory so I can use the LAN card.
> Many thanks
> Chris

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