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Player shuts off

My player shuts off automatically after about 13 minutes. The battery indicator flashes like the battery is dead almost immediately after I turn it on even when I just charged it. I checked the battery voltage after it did this and it was still the same as freshly charged (7.6V). I can repeatedly turn the player back on and it turns off again after about 13 minutes every time. It seems there is something wrong with the battery power sensor. Please help. This is very annoying.

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  • cbobsboyc Mar 13, 2008

    I'll give it a try and let you know what happens. Thanks

  • cbobsboyc Mar 20, 2008

    This solution didn't work. I accepted it accidentally.

  • cbobsboyc Mar 24, 2008

    Default? What are you talking about?

  • cbobsboyc Mar 26, 2008

    Shouldn't you know if there is a reset before suggesting it? Yeah, there isn't one.

  • cbobsboyc Mar 27, 2008

    I noticed that the player turns off after 10 minutes of inactivity. This seems to coincide with what's happening except that I am playing a dvd. I tried fully discharging and then charging the battery several times without success. It's interesting that when I use the a/v input, the battery indicator doesn't flash for about an hour, and it stays on continuously for almost an 1.5 hours.

  • cbobsboyc Mar 28, 2008

    How much is a new battery and where do I find one?

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Hey

i have seen lots of posts similar to what you are experiencing right now with your portable dvd player.

there is only 1 solution.

buy a new battery.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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  • earl norman llanera
    earl norman llanera Mar 27, 2008

    follow up!



    if you have an adaptor, try to use the adaptor so that youll always have fresh battery there.

  • earl norman llanera
    earl norman llanera Mar 29, 2008





    yup! a new battery can be found online which is the best and fastest way to shop! you can check out ebay for the battery.



    ill post the cost of a new battery next ok!

  • earl norman llanera
    earl norman llanera Mar 29, 2008

    here is a link to some that selling similar batteries. sorry but i dont have the time to look.



    link

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I would guess that some piece connecting the battery to the player is damaged and may just have to be soldered back together, I will try and see if I can figure anything else out

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Mar 27, 2008

    If you can't get it to work call Zenith

    Main support number 1-877-993-6484

    or take it to a repair shop that will be able to find the problem by seeing the player, but you have your work cut out for you

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Mar 27, 2008

    Let me know how this works out for you and good luck

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Mar 28, 2008

    All replacement parts can be obtained through our Zenith
    Parts Department by calling 1-888-393-6484 M-F 7A-7P CT, and from 9A-1P CT on
    Saturdays.

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Hello cbobsboyc ,

try resetting ur player to default ... guess ur player has infected by some virus!!!

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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    Kanth raj Mar 24, 2008

    I mean reset ur player ... pressing the reset pin if available on the player!!

  • Kanth raj
    Kanth raj Mar 26, 2008

    find a reset pin in the side of ur player ... its a small hole ...

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Did you use a different battery?

Posted on Mar 12, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 12, 2008

    then please drain all the power and then try start the player.
    there should be no signs of starting.

    after that again charge it and use.

    this will fix this problem

    this is called as power draining method.

    thank you sir

    good luck

    dont forget to rate the solutions

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