I guess that means that the bad battery is not behind my X1000 dying. Apparently all the battery does is "provide ... backup of the Real Time Clock and non-volatile ('CMOS') memory." (TRM-NEMO-1.5, 4.5, p 12)
I got my Samsung USB Connector. But when I try it with my serial terminal (see attachment) it fails to produce the desired results. Possibly because of the connector's limitations, possibly because I am not setting it correctly. My research has not given me more than hints on how to set some parameters. I have seen examples of Flow Control "Disabled" or "Off," but there are other alternatives: RTS/CTS, DTR/DSR, and XOn/XOff. Latency, whatever that is, can be set to various values, 1, 8, 16, ...255. Packet Size could be set to values fro 256 to 4096. I haven't experimented with changing any of these.
When I launch the terminal with nothing plugged into USB, the window comes up with the first three lines. There is no change when I plug the new Connector in, but oddly if I plug the otherwise uncnnected null modem cable into that, I get the "usb device: 1, vp..." line. Nothing further happens if I connect to the computer, or if I turn the computer on. If at some stage I cick on the "Connect" button, I get "Permission granted ..." I belatedly discovered an "Import" button but whatever it is supposed to do, nothing happens. No idea what the "Command" line is for.
The USB Connector comes with limitations: "Devices compatible ...: USB memory stick, FAT32 (Max. 32 GB); Printer, Samsung Laser Printer ..." I can read about half of my memory sticks and cards, so glad I bought the thing, but its limitations probably mean that I won't be getting any serial output from the X1000 to this tablet and I am going to have to buy a real computer of some sort.
I 've been without a computer for over a month. No Update 1, no new kernals...