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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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Re: Kingston KPEX100/1GB Battery Prob

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

Re: Kingston KPEX100/1GB Battery Prob

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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Re: Kingston KPEX100/1GB Battery Prob

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

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Re: Kingston KPEX100/1GB Battery Prob

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

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On an Archos, battery is fully charge when the CHG LED light is flashing, while that light is ON all the time, the unit is still charging.

Now, in order to charge your Archos you must leave it on Suspended mode, by holding the Power button for about 4-5 seconds until it says "Suspending", DO NOT leave it on completely "Shutdown" mode, or your battery will never charge, and you are also risking the life of your battery by doing so.

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1) On a PC via USB it should take around 8 hours to charge, while connected to an Archos mini dock, battery dock, or DVR Station, it should take around 3 hours to fully charge.

2) Leave your unit completely "Shutdown" (hold the Power button and wait 10 secs. or so until it says "Shutting down" and let it go off.

3) Connect it to your power source, either USB on computer, or external charging device as mentioned above, it will come back on, the two LED lights CHG and Power will come on, leave it like that, and after a few minutes the unit will go into Standby/Suspended mode by itself, and there is when you are charging your battery the right way.

3) Wait 8 hours if connected to your PC, or 3 hours if connected to an external power supply (as described above). If still after being in suspended mode (not completely off) your CHG light isn't blinking after the 8 hours on PC, 3 hours on external power supply, then suspect your battery is defective.

In that case, if the unit is still under warranty contact Archos, if it is out of warranty. If it isn't under warranty, you can buy a replacement battery on eBay and either replace it yourself, or find someone with the technical skill to do it for you.

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If you left it sitting in the box "for a few years"...then that's why.
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Hello babytiff,

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If your unit is less then a year old the battery would be covered by the manufacturer's limited warranty and you should click the link and follow Apple's normal procedure for getting service on your MP3 player.

If you are outside of the manufacturer's warranty (which seems likely since you are posting here) then you have fewer options. Apple does offer a replacement programs for iPods with defective batteries. For a fee (around $60) you can trade your iPod in to get a refurbished unit with a new battery. For details on this program go to:

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