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Battery wont charge

I had the same problem with my Player I went to walmart and asked them about it and they said if you charge the battery before its completly drained or play the play while plugged in it will ruin the battery. Then I was told I had to order a new battery from Durabrand

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Whoa careful there leethedeuce,
"but yes not draining it all the way and then charging it fully will decrease the batteries life."


That's not such a good idea; Li-Po's have no memory but they don't last long if over discharged.
It's better to keep Li-ion and Li-Po batteries charged and at 1/2 charge for storage.

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Well actually it charges while plugged in even when running. but yes not draining it all the way and then charging it fully will decrease the batteries life. So they will not last as long if you take care and charge them properly. Durabrand is actually a walmart brand, made only for walmart. These dvd players are actually outsourced through Lennox. Here is the warranty info you can still have it repaired if it is out of warranty as stated:
Supplier Warranty: We warrant this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 1 year after purchase, and we will repair it free of charge or replace it at no charge, should it become defective under this warranty, providing you submit proof of purchase (sales slip) with the set. During the initial 1 year period after original purchase, we will service the set that is returned to LENOXX ELECTRONICS CORP., prepaid, at no charge. After the initial 1 year period expires, we will exchange, at no charge, any part that is defective, but will charge for the cost of labor, return postage paid by Lenoxx.This warranty does not apply to any product which has been subject to misuse, neglect or accident. This warranty does not cover a broken cord or cabinet. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LENOXX ELECTRONICS CORP. BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. The following charges apply to repairs beyond the warranty period: $ 30.00. Be sure to pack carefully and return postage paid insured together with your money order (personal checks will not be accepted) and sales receipt to: LENOXX ELECTRONICS CORP., 35 Brunswick Avenue, Edison, N.J. 08817, usa
You could try and contact them for a new battery but their are alot of rip off reports because of no way to contact them. Thats what you run into with these "low price" brands. Unfortunately you save money right away and it will cost you in the long run.
Thank you,
Lee

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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