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Old 02-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #1
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Please follow this simple step and ensure your Stiletto SL2 runs smoothly for many years to come!

One of the leading factors that can creat or provoke issue on your SL2 is to REMOVE the battery out of the device without performing a Full Shutdown. This includes when you want to install a new MicroSD card. Hold down the Power button for 5 seconds to ensure it does not enter Sleep Mode.

Pulling the battery is bad for the device and is equivalent to shutting down your PC down every day by pulling it's power cord. It just results in problems down the road. After the device has been completely Shut Down and Rebooted it performs a file "cleanup". Pulling the battery, even while in Sleep Mode, can create Library problems and other issues discussed in the forums.

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Great info and Well stated! Everyone please take NOTE!
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Good info. I have only every had to remove the battery once without a shutdown when it completely froze up on me. Obviously in this situation you have no choice.
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Please follow this simple step and ensure your Stiletto SL2 runs smoothly for many years to come!

One of the leading factors that can creat or provoke issue on your SL2 is to REMOVE the battery out of the device without performing a Full Shutdown. This includes when you want to install a new MicroSD card. Hold down the Power button for 5 seconds to ensure it does not enter Sleep Mode.

Pulling the battery is bad for the device and is equivalent to shutting down your PC down every day by pulling it's power cord. It just results in problems down the road. After the device has been completely Shut Down and Rebooted it performs a file "cleanup". Pulling the battery, even while in Sleep Mode, can create Library problems and other issues discussed in the forums.
You're on the ball as usual. Good post!
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What you are saying JUST HAPPENED to my PC. Power issue caused the thing to not finish writing to the hard drive and when I rebooted it the next morning I had more problems to the point of is the HD dead or not.

Fortunately after a checkdisk ran for 2hrs it fixed it.

Sleep mode, hibernation, whatever it's called on whatever device is a NIGHTMARE that they need to stop implementing in these electronics. It's SUPPOSED to speed things up. The only thing it speeds up is the failure rate.

Problem is I don't think these devices actually tell a fool when they are off or when they are asleep.
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What you are saying JUST HAPPENED to my PC. Power issue caused the thing to not finish writing to the hard drive and when I rebooted it the next morning I had more problems to the point of is the HD dead or not.

Fortunately after a checkdisk ran for 2hrs it fixed it.

Sleep mode, hibernation, whatever it's called on whatever device is a NIGHTMARE that they need to stop implementing in these electronics. It's SUPPOSED to speed things up. The only thing it speeds up is the failure rate.

Problem is I don't think these devices actually tell a fool when they are off or when they are asleep.

With an 8Gb card loaded with 1100+ songs, the startup from a full shutdown can take 15 minutes. Definatly something to be considered. Sleep mode is good if you just want to turn it off for a bit but don't need to do a full shutdown or maintenance.
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With an 8Gb card loaded with 1100+ songs, the startup from a full shutdown can take 15 minutes.
That is so true and one of the reasons a lot of people do not want to perform a complete shutdown. My suggestion is to turn it on before you hit your morning shower or while your eating breakfast, etc. I think if everyone did that once a week their device would be a lot more stable.
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Good advice no doubt about it. I do mine daily as I am taking a shower and the SL2 has been problem free from the glitches and buggers reported by several on the forum. Daily maybe a little much, but as long as I've been doing it now without problems, I plan to continue.
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Daily or weekly, whichever works best for each individual. To me and a lot of us Stiletto guys know this is common sense practice but I have to remind myself that a lot of general consumers are not aware of these little details. If I gave my father an SL2 I'm certain he would never do more then use Sleep Mode. So I think this topic is one worth posting periodically.
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I think this should be made a sticky but renamed "How To Avoid Problems With Your Stiletto Devices". I'm constantly surprised at how many people fail to do this one simple step and assume pulling the battery is the best way to fix issues with there Stiletto's. All you guys are doing are magnifying and provoking other issues to occur.

I know DAB has posted this exact same information months ago but for some reason people keep pulling the battery or just ignore the Full Shutdown feature completely. Folks, this simple process takes 5 minutes at most (unless you have huge MP3 library) and is the ultimate step to ensuring a healthy device.
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I think this should be made a sticky but renamed "How To Avoid Problems With Your Stiletto Devices". I'm constantly surprised at how many people fail to do this one simple step and assume pulling the battery is the best way to fix issues with there Stiletto's. All you guys are doing are magnifying and provoking other issues to occur.

I know DAB has posted this exact same information months ago but for some reason people keep pulling the battery or just ignore the Full Shutdown feature completely. Folks, this simple process takes 5 minutes at most (unless you have huge MP3 library) and is the ultimate step to ensuring a healthy device.
Even with a huge MP3 library, it only takes a real long time the first time after you put in your microSD card.
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Undone? *shrug*
It was getting to where we had as many stickies as we did threads. Every now and again you just have to clean them up. I think everyone has gotten the message by now.
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That makes sense. Thanks for the explanation
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