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Sansa c250 will not hold a charge in the car past 15 mins...

My wife's sansa c250 is about a year old now. it plays fine. She uses it mostly in the car since she has only a cassette palyer. I bought her a cassette converter to plug into her hearphone jack and it goes thru the cassette player. But After being fully charged, when she uses it to go to owrk it will play for about 10 - 15 minutes before the battery is dead completely. Now i know its a year old, however, she doesnt use it all that much becasue she has a tendency to forget it at home. So the battery isnt that old or that used. She is very depressed by the fact that she cant use it the way that she wants.
I would also like to know if there is a charger that can connect to the cigarette lighter to poser and chargfe the device at the same time without it having an fm transmitter? Those transmitters are very crappy and not worth the time to put into the program them.
Thank you very much.
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Here's battery info that I posted as a solution to another problem here on FixYa:

"Your battery most likely isn't good any more. They're not designed tosit around for very long periods unused. The cheapest way to remedythis is probably to either get one from ebay with a broken screen andsalvage the battery from it (the back cover just slides right off andyou can pop the battery out) or right now buy.com has c240's for 12.99w/free shipping (they're refurb units) and you can use the battery ineither player and you'll also have a backup player."

If you don't want to replace the battery (You're looking at generally around $10.00+ to replace it) then you can use a USB car adapter. You can find really cheap ones that work well (I use them for mine). Here's an example of one for $2.58 on DX: USB Car Adapter

With the car adapter you won't need to replace the battery unless you want to use it outside of the car.

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