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Screen says battery is full, but wont turn on

Hi I was given this off a friend straight out of the box. Plugged it into the charger for the initial battery charge. 2 mins later the screen says "Battery Full!" I cant turn it on with being connected to mains power, it also wont charge with the USB. If the music is not playing 2 mins later it says that the battery is full. Any ideas? Thanks Wick

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Re: Screen says battery is full, but wont turn on

I read somewhere that even with a functional lyra, when it displays "battery full", you should keep charging for another hour. This is said to extend battery life and give you an extra 2-3 hours of power. Either this is perfectly normal, or it indicates that the battery reading tends to be inaccurate. In any case, try leaving it charging even after it gives you the message. Another thing to consider is, how long has it been in the box? I'm not sure about lithiums, but most rechargeables I know live longer when used. Live it alone for too long and you shorten it's life. Could be good to get a second opinion on this battery thing though. If there's a warranty, don't let it waste. Good luck

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