I get on ok with the player and all works well but I only get 1 1/2hr battery life out of it. I have charged it down, powered it up and run it straightaway. And left it on charge for a day, each time the same 'battery full' message comes up so it doesn't want to take on any more juice.
Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Battery life is rubbish
The first time you charge a battery, you must charge it for at least 16 hours, otherwise the battery builds up a memory, and it will not charge further than that. Try buying a new battery and charging it for at least 16 hours, if this was not done the first time. If this was done, or you are using a new battery, it might be that the battery connector is faulty and needs to be replaced
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The battery is dead and needs to be replaced. Batteries only have a useful life then they have to be replaced because they will not accept a charge. If your laptop works fine with the power cord, then the power cord is ok. But the power cord cannot charge a battery that has used up it's useful life.
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when you understand the battery dose not charge?
any way , try and let it die to 0% then bring out the battery and let it sit about 10 minutes then shut down your laptop and reinsert the battery and let the battery to charge till show is fully 100% , UNPLUG THE AC POWER AND SET ALL ITEMS OF THE BATTERY USAGE IN POWER CONTROL ON NEVER AND WORK WITH LAPTOP UNTILL THE BATTERY POWER FINUSHED AND THE DEVICE TURN OFF .NOW REPEAT THE ABOVE . IF THE BATTERY LIFE COME BACK .....OKIF NOT . TRY TO REPLACE BY NEW ONE good luck gorbesia
Most laptops will work without a battery as the house current is converted to usable voltage for the lap top as well as to charge the battery.
The battery is not charging because the voltage level has fallen below a safe level to recharge. Li-ion batteries have a safety feature built into them. A small chip is wired into the battery to tell the power supplly on the lap top that it is OK to charge the battery. If Li-ion batteries internal charge fall below a certain level, that chip signals the charger not to try to charge the battery as it would demand a higher charge rate and raise the battery temperature and cause a fire, so it in effect says don't do it. If the battery charge falls further, then that chip locks out the battery and shuts down your computer.
One thing you can try, put the battery in your freezer for about an hour, and then put it back in your machine and see if it will come back to life. Do not let the battery freeze, just an hour will do. You may want to try this a couple of times, but your batter is at it's life end.
Check the voltage in the charger with a multimeter,if OK then the battery must be drained off fully and recharged till it indicates.
If the charge drops off, it can be the battery itself and must be changed. It can be a possible reverrse polarity developed inside that reduces the life.Please check my profile for tips on battery life.
Replace battery .
Simply you need to replace your media player battery with new one . It seems that the battery life is ended . When battery life is ended , it can't be recharged anymore . If that didn't help , then you need to check if the power charger is in good condition . If the power charger is in good condition , then the problem will be with the charging jack . For charging jack problem , you need to take your media player to a repair shop .
I've had this problem a few times when I haven't used my Zen for a couple of weeks. Even when the unit is powered off it still consumes battery (as the clock continues to work in the background) - so eventually the battery completely dies.
Hook it up to your PC with the USB cable and, if you can see the battery icon and it looks like it's charging, then just leave it for about 1-2 hours (it takes this long to come back to full life - enough to be recognized by your PC, anyway.
If possible, find another USB cable that will fit the connector, as the white USB that comes with the Zen is pretty rubbish and takes forever to charge - I use the mini USB cable that came with my Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 phone and it works a lot better.
It is possible you have two dud batteries. Recharageable batteries have a limited life, they have a finite number of charge and discharge cycles.
With the battery removed and only the power supply connected and the laptop powered up, when you touch the connector on the laptop and the laptop does not shut down then the laptop connector is OK.
If you can verify your new battery is OK the the fault could be the power supply adapter, if may not produce enought current to run and charge the battery. Try charging the battery overnight by turning off the laptop and leaving on the mains t charge. Borrow a mains adapter and test it on your computer.
You can also check the BIOS setting for power management, ie. hibernate, low power shut down etc.