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Is it my battery or bad system?

My zen micro lasts about 1-2 hours on a fully charged battery, I even bought a new battery, but it's the same. Is there something I can do to remedy this?

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Re: is it my battery or bad system?

I had the same problem a few years ago. Creative said that it was due to connecting the player to a lead that was plugged in to a socket which was already turned on. They recommended pluging in the player, then turning on the socket. They also had downloadable firmware to fix this problem.

Good luck.

John Parr

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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