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Microsoft KB Archive/169946

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Article ID: 169946

Article Last Modified on 9/3/2002



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows CE 1.0



This article was previously published under Q169946

SYMPTOMS

When you run your Handheld PC (H/PC) on battery power, you may notice a significant reduction in the amount of time you are able to use the H/PC before the batteries become drained.

CAUSE

This behavior can be caused by either of the following situations:

  • You have left a PC Card in the H/PC after switching from an external (AC) power source.
  • Your NiCad rechargeable batteries have lost the ability to hold a complete charge.


RESOLUTION

Remove the PC Card before switching from the AC power source to battery power. Or, replace the NiCad batteries and follow your battery manufacturer's instructions to maximize battery life.

MORE INFORMATION

Most PC Cards consume considerable battery power. When you are using a PC Card in your H/PC, we recommend that you use an external power supply whenever possible.


Additional query words: 1.00 hand held recharge pcmcia pccard

Keywords: kbhardware kbenv kbprb kbfaq KB169946