Power Off Maestro

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Is there any difference in shutting down the Maestro between briefly holding and releasing the power button and holding the power button until the "Slide to Power Off" screen appears and sliding?  If so, when do you use which method?
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Mark Erbaugh

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Yes.  You should only press and release the power button to shut down  Otherwise you are doing a forced shut down rather than an orderly shut down that can possibly cause file system corruption.
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Mark Erbaugh

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Thanks for the clarification.
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Gary Wise

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Mark - Thanks for asking something I always wondered about. And thanks Tim for the explanation.

73 - Gary W4EEY
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Wow, good to know!  I must have missed that in the manual.
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W3EX -- Tom

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I missed it as well. It pays to watch this community.

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And a related question:
How to switch off Maestro correctly if it going to be unused  for a prolonged period of time?
Is is significant that the removable battery is installed or not?

Tom, SP7WT
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Pat - WH6HI

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The Maestro is a PC and uses the same power button strategies. Forced shutdowns should only be used when the computer OS is stuck or will not respond to normal shutdown commands. File systems directory problems are not fun to deal with.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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The Maestro has an INTERNAL battery that can discharge completely after a couple of months of not being connected to power.  This is a serious issue as once it discharges it will not boot and needs to go back to the factory.  Leaving the external battery in the unit seems to prolong the time you can store the Maestro without connecting it to power

HOWEVER.  I would strongly recommend that you create a recurring calendar item to remind you to charge the Maestro at least every 60 days by connecting it to power.  I actually have an Atomic Cobalt 2 Dive Computer which has the same internal battery discharge issue... So I calendar both my Maestro and Dive Computer to be recharged at the same time.

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Is this true??  That makes no sense at all.  That would be crazy, just like any ipad, iphone, intel computer, apple system or just about any other system interface out there, if you plug it into power it should boot up.