I am curious to know if when recharging do you have to keep the thing
active (screen "on") for it to load a charge and how long is that
battery life anyway? it seems like all mp3 players ive owned in the past have at least have the indicator on to let me know the battery is or fully charged. this is also the first mp3 playter ive seen where you can still use it while it is charging...i think this is possibly the worst mp3 player ive
You dont have to keep the screen on it will charge on its own also there is a batt indecator on the bottom right of the screen. click on - if its pluged in the icon is a plug if its just on battary then the icon is a battery click on the battary or just hover your mouse over it and it will let you know how much life is left
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Sadly, the only other thing you can do is buy a new battery in this instance; or continue with what you're doing.
One of the things you could do, is do not charge the computer until it dies. Batteries have a life span, and this as you may or may not know is reduced by charging, or even worse damaged more by just keeping it plugged in, charging it when it's half way charged and such on so fourth. You can increase life span by just letting it die, and then recharging it. It sounds like your battery has got to a weak point from all that charge, unplug, fall, charge. I apologize for your battery.
Thousands of people take their laptops on the fly, and unless you don't have a convenient electrical outlet, you can do this simple little trick to as much as double your laptop battery life. Simply, take the battery out (when not required for long periods of time) and keep it in a cool place, or in the refrigerator. Heat is the most damaging thing to things like electronic circuits and components, and by keeping your battery cool, you're extending it's serviceable life. Some say to let it run down to a 40% level, then take it out. Since lithiums don't have a memory, that won't hurt it. The ideal is to have some charge to keep the chemicals active, but not to overcharge it unnecessarily. Oh, and be sure the battery doesn't freeze...and then crack or be damaged.
The rechargeable battery needs to be replaced, the old one is just about exhausted. Go to www.ebay.com Type: make and model of laptop, refine search to battery, and I recommend sticking with new genuine.
Not really, the older NiCad batteries get a memory effect if you keep charging from a half charged state, but modern Lithium batteries do not suffer from this problem.
If thelaptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be worn out.These rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles andwill lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up at all. OR Thebattery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected the batterydrops off to zero capacity in a very short time. If the battery drops to anunacceptable charge level then the battery needs to be replaced.
Maybe the life of the battery is almost exhausted. If the battery is charged everytime the laptop is used it will gradually decay in life and energy storage. They are best emptied and then recharged at least once a month. That will help to keep the life of the battery extended as long as possible.
Unfortunately with this mp3 player, it seems all the songs have to be in the same folder to be able to shuffle/randomly play through your songs. If you put all your songs in one folder, then you can randomize the songs.
It could be that your battery is defective/worn out. If the computer just shuts off immediately (doesnt try to hibernate/standby) then you're likely looking at replacing the battery. They can suddenly do things like this if a cell shorts out in the battery or due to common wear. But first, here are a couple of things you can try.
1. Try reseating the battery (pull it out and put it back in). Sometimes something that simple can fix the problem. 2. Try to calibrate the battery. Your computer may come with instructions on how to do this, but if not you can do it manually. Turn the computer on but go into BIOS (press F10 at the compaq logo screen). Don't load your operating system Unplug your computer. If it turns off at this point, your battery is already toasted. Replace it. If the computer keeps running, let it go until it finally shuts off due to battery drain. Then plug it back in and let it recharge completely. This will let the microchip in the battery learn its charge potential and may allow you to get more life out of it.
Note: Calibrating these batteries is good practice but it shouldn't be done very often. If your calibration doesn't work after 1 or 2 tries, you probably still are looking at a dead battery.