Any of the e200’s, as well as the c100’s and c200’s and probably other models with a removable battery, should function with the battery removed and the cord connected to a power source, be it a USB port on a computer or hub with power on, or a USB AC or car adapter. In the former case, it may show up as ‘connected’ or something equivalent, whether the computer recognizes it or not. In all cases where it doesn’t “think” it’s connected, it should function normally as if it were running on battery power.
If it appears dead when connected to a power source by cable, then the problem has nothing to do with the battery or contacts. OTOH, if it works off of cable power but not off of battery power, then the battery or the contacts are the problem – or, perhaps, the charging circuitry on the logic board could have failed.
Message Edited by aarons510 on 03-22-2010 01:27 AM