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Battery charging What is the "typical" amount of time you should charge the battery on this e250 mp3 player. We bought one for our daughter (13 years old) for Christmas and it seems to me the battery is not holding a proper charge. When we hook it up to the computer it takes "forever" to complete a charge. I read in the specs that it should hold for approximately 20 hours of listening, depending on settings. Does anyone have any idea of what I should look at in the settings or could this be an acutal battery problem and return it to the store. We purchased the 4mg mps player for my husband and he isn't having any problems with his battery life...and he listens to his all day at work! Any info would be helpful before I call the retailer and see what can be done. Thanks, itsme

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Re: battery charging

Ask her if she tried to plug it into an iPod dock, such as an iSOUND or an Ihome. that is what ruined my sandisk e260, it won't hold more than an hour of a charge, if this is true then you will need to take it to the store and ask them if they are able to replace it. Sincerely, Maxwell

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