Low battery message when the battery is fully charged
I've had my player about a year and don't use it a lot (I've probably charged it 3x). The icon on the player says it is charged, but when I unplug from the computer, I get a low battery message and it shuts off. Do I already need to replace the battery?
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Re: low battery message when the battery is fully charged
It looks like a 350mah 3.7 volt battery lithium ion type
their is a firmware update for it but i doubt you'll need to update it and you can brick the unit if it is a bad flash and the power failed not recommend at all. best bet/ plug into the pc turn unit off, follow steps to backup files on unit and factory reset the unit. then try and put files back on only if it is able to stay powered long enough, from what i gather the unit has open source firmware installed. so it is easily possible that it became corrupted by a bad file instruction call or a bad api interface modal. good luck with it. note: flashing the unit is almost never recommended.
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There are a few things to check. The LED lights can tell you a lot. This will tell you more about the battery:
On the taskbar, double-click the power cord icon or battery icon to open the Power Meter dialog box.
Note: If the power cord icon or battery icon does not appear on the taskbar, click the show hidden icons button.
Press Fn+STATUS to view the power status box, which opens
in the upper-left corner of the screen. The power status box shows the
current power source, the battery charge level, and the power management
Look at the battery charge indicator (if applicable).
LED green - Battery is fully charged.
LED orange - Battery is charging.
LED blinking red - Battery charge is very low.
LED solid red - Battery is malfunctioning.
Note: This LED only lights up when the notebook is connected to AC power.
Press the battery meter button on the battery. The battery meter lights indicate the percentage of battery charge remaining.
Wait for a Low Battery warning message to appear.
If your battery charge indicator displays what looks like an inaccurate charge, you may need to recalibrate the battery.
To recalibrate the battery as mentioned, try this:
Connect the AC adapter and then turn on the notebook.
As soon as it starts and you see a startup screen, press the F2 key.
In the BIOS Setup utility, use the TAB key to select the Advanced menu.
On the Advanced menu, select Battery Auto Learning, and then press the SPACEBAR to select Enabled.
Use the RIGHT ARROW key to select the Exit menu. On the Exit menu select Exit Saving Changes, and then press ENTER.
At the Setup Confirmation prompt, select Yes, and then press ENTER.
The battery recalibration process begins and a screen opens showing you the progress.
When the recalibration has finished, and the message "Press [Esc] key to exit" appears, press Esc. The battery charge indicator now displays an accurate battery charge.
Hi, Take the battery to your nearest recycle center. They will dispose of it in a clean way.
Battery: When you charge the battery make sure it is completely drained. It's the way the battery is made (Ni cad)
This machine is roughly 4 years and so the battery does not hold the charge like it used to. It's just suggesting that you should look into a replacement battery that will hold the charge longer than the current one which will give you more time to use the device.
There is a trick to charging the battery in these small mp3 players. It won't charge if it is turned on, and it won't charges if it's turned off. Here's what to do... 1. plug the player into your USB port. or wall charger 2. switch the player on using the mechanical switch (on the side) 3. turn it off by either holding down the play button, or selecting "System" from the menu 4. The screen will go black and the battery will begin charging. That is if the battery is still chargeable after all this time. The battery may well require replacing.
If you let the battery get too low, the battery will not charge because the motherboard does not have enough power to control the charge process. There are two ways to fix this. 1) buy a new battery that will be supplied fully charged. 2) borrow a friends HDD065, fully recharge the battery and remove it. Place the battery in your player and turn it on. Put your player on charge. Without turning your player off or removing the charger, remove your friends battery and place yours in it. It may take a couple of attempts but you should be able replace your battery and keep the player operational. Leave your battery to fully charge.
Here is what I found:
Connected the player to the PC with and without prior power on successfully
OSD first displays message “Starting…” then:
Icon appears on screen with a picture of a computer monitor to right and mp3 player icon to left
When mp3 player is communicating with computer or sending information, an appropriate directional arrow appears between the two icons; when transferring files using Windows Explorer, the arrow reverses direction appropriately; when there is no activity either way, a series of “Z z z” ‘s appear on screen
Battery indicator icon also appears to right – new AAA battery resulted in a fully charged icon upon startup; no battery whatsoever resulted also in a fully charged battery icon appearing
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
This player shows the "Do not disconnect" message when it is doing something critical such as transferring tracks or updating firmware, which could corrupt the player if disconnected part way through.
The player shows the "OK to disconnect" when it is idle. As the message says, it's ok to disconnect, as the player will not corrupt if disconnected when it is idle.
These messages mean that the player does not need the "Safe to remove" procedure.
It is ok to disconnect part way through charging. Also the player will condition the battery once it is fully charged, so it's ok to leave it charging.
Occassionally batteries can "memorise" when constantly disconnect and reconnected without fully charging and discharging. To help prevent this, fully discharge the player (leave on until dead) and fully charge and condition (leave charging for about 12 hours) every couple of weeks or so.