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Kingston KPEX100/1GB Battery Prob

The battery on this unit no longer holds a charge. It is out of the 1 year warranty, and Kingston says they do not offer a replacement battery. This makes the unit throw away in just a little over a year. This pretty much sucks in my opinion.

I could install a replacement battery if it were available. Do you have any suggestions for a source for this battery? It looks like a one-of-a-kind battery.

Thanks for your help.

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  • caladesi Jan 27, 2008

    The battery is:



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    I live in Napa, CA, which is about 50 miles NE of San Francisco.


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It is simple, i had the same problem, i used nokia 6300 battery, worked without any problem, it also expaned the battery life, in 10 hours of playback battery was half

Posted on Aug 16, 2009


if its one year old than cannot help. kingston has withdrwan the product becuase of this and other issues.
better to push this at local service centre and u may get it replaced as it was the product issue.
or than throw it away

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where are u located , city? may be i can get u one
kinsgton has discountined the product
this is unique probelm in this product.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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What kinda batery does it look like what model on ebay they make those for this in china wich works great

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    1 x Lithium ion Rechargeable thats what it is but what numbers does it say on yours

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    also firmware update for this

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    once we know the #s on battery itself we can look up that battery part maby a common style too radio shack might have them also

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    nick helpap Jan 26, 2008

    is it like a camera small battery is it easy to get to take pic for me email me at help u find this

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    nick helpap Jan 27, 2008

    ok ill do sum serching

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    nick helpap Jan 27, 2008

    i loked all over also dont see any why wont kingston sell u one thats not fair

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