> problems. But I made the mistake of leaving the
> battery inside. It was drained in a few weeks. If
> I remember correctly, it was a know issue with an
> older firmware.
This is not normal (And never was with older firmwares) and may be the cause of the other problems your're reporting.
I'd recommend we give your computer a check at our place. Please contact us directly: email@example.com
for details. Especially the St-By. current is very low with the OSTC3...