PDN black turns on all by itself?

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    I just got the black PDN and every time I turn it off, it powers back on. Sometimes it'll turn back on in 10 minutes, sometimes an hour. I tried unsuccessfully to do an update hoping that may solve the problem. Everything seems to go smoothly thru the update, but when I get to turning off the PDN, then pressing volume+ & power button and holding, it will not show a progress bar uploading the update. In fact nothing happens.
    My Mom got the same unit so I tried everything with hers.....same thing! It turns itself back on and won't take the update.
    Any suggestions out there would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Is it plugged in when it turns back on?

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    no. it is not plugged in.
     
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    That's weird can you still return them

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    Yes. It is starting to sound like a very good option. Thanks.
     
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    Well...for the benefit of anyone who has difficulty uploading a FW update......
    After 24 hours of pressing the volume+ & power button to get the update to take hold, I finally got it to take. This is how I did it: After loading the fw update, disconnecting the usb & powering off the PDR, I simultaneously held the volume+ & power button; I held it down for a count of 20 sec. Nothing. So I let go and tried it again...still nothing. I tried it a 3rd time and I saw some white writing along the side of the unit pop up and I immediately took my fingers off the vol+ & power button. The progress bar popped up on the bottom right and the FW download was a success!.
    Now let's see if this takes care of the mysteriously powering on problem.....
     
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    This has been a problem with the white PD for some time with some firmwares. The best that has come along to date that I have read is to be sure you shut down wifi before powering off. Also get a Task Killer and kill everything before you power off.

    I have open platform and have used this for some time and for the most part it works but if I turn it on then off while plugged in it normally comes on in a few hours at least once. If I mind my p's and q's it stays off for weeks at a time.


    There are some modded firmwares than seem to be better at keeping them off on the whites units.

    It also can relate to google stuff/market from what I've read.
     
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    congratulations on getting it working. I like to see people that out forth the effort and try to figure it out themselves! also thank you for sharing hot its done with us
     
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    It's been a few days since I did the update on my 2 PDN-black, and they both are working fantastic! The only reason I haven't been here is I've been plowing thru The Confession-John Grisham. I downloaded it free thru a subsidiary of Overdrive, which my library uses.

    If my 2 PDN's are working great with the update, then others will too. I hope people will give them a chance because they are worth every cent! Pretty soon I'll be here looking to download every extra program you have to offer! My BF is a Beta Tester-not for this, but GPS's so he's very familiar with extra curricular downloads....
    Any suggestions?
     

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