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Old 02-04-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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HanLin V3 locks up

I have been using the HanLin for about a month now and I am really enjoying it.
However, on two occasion now I have had the device lock up. The first time I fixed it by removing the battery. The book booted after the battery was reinstalled.
The second time this did not provide a solution and I recharged the battery overnight despite the indicator showing half charge. I was able to reboot normally in the morning.
It might be worth mentioning that I leave the HanLin on at the last page I am reading, at all times. I do this in the belief that there is no power usage during this time. I intend now to put in into locked keyboard mode to see if that fixes the problem

Any thoughts welcome.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
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I use the "locked" option, but I don't think it makes a difference whether you lock it or leave it on the last page in terms of power usage.

Rather than remove the battery, if it locks up again, there's a small hole on the back of the device you can stick a small paper clip into to reset the device.

Have a look on the about screen to see which version of the firmware you have installed. It might be worth updating to one of the more recent ones. I remember getting the occasional lock/reboot on one of the older firmware, but the more recent ones have been a lot more stable.

I'm currently testing out the open inkpot firmware, which considering it's a development snapshot and not a real release, has been very stable so far. Installed it on the 29th/30th Jan and so far had no issues.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:27 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your input. I do have the latest version of the firmware.
I had three lock ups in a short period, on the first two occasions the reset did not fix the problem, it did however on the last.
I have now reloaded the latest firmware file and so far it seems to be stable.
Incidentally the lock ups all occurred within one book which I have now finished so it may have been the source of the problem
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:35 AM   #6
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According to some, the lockups may be due to Hanlin shipping their product with a crappy Chinese battery instead of the original Nokia battery. Apparently some users end up with a good battery, while others get a battery which cannot deliver electricity reliably all the time.
Some say they got rid of the lockups by replacing the Hanlin battery with an original Nokia battery.
I have to try because I experience crashes (my Hanlin clone exits from the book I read) when the battery is not fully charged.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:23 AM   #7
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Hi all

Since I installed last lbook's firmware, I found the reader is much more stable than before.

With other firmwares (grammata, bebook, hanlin...) the reader locked up often with two bars of battery remaining. With lbook firmware installed, I saw the low battery warning for the first time in my reader!

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Old 05-27-2009, 06:08 AM   #8
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My reader is less unstable with the latest (and great) LBook firmware too, especially when the battery is fully charged.
But it is not perfectly stable.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:03 AM   #9
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I haven't founded the problem right now,
My firmware is mixed from LBOOK and HANLIN. FW.
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