It's not exactly a death, per se... but it IS quite odd.
I have a Palm 3e, and recently, it went through an odd phenomenon that I like to call "Sudden And Massive Covert Battery Drainage" - in which one day I use my Palm, and have a full batter indicator, a day later and it won't even turn
on. I lost all my data.
So, I change the batteries, and HotSync it with my Linux box (my primary PC), and it even nicely re-installs all my old programs. I am asked to reset, and am greeted by the famous P start-up screen and then the preferences dialog. All is good, it seems. I set the date and time, and push "Home."
The screen displays one simple box:
Line:2982, Nill ID
So, all I can do is pull the batteries out and wait for the memory to wipe itself out.
I ougha boot back into Windows and sync from there. See if that fixes anything.