Question about Coby MP-C951 Digital Media Player
I connected my fully charged Coby MP-C951 to my Computer (XP) to sync. It took less than 20 minutes. (I wasn't counting.) The MP3 player then said "LOW BATTERY" when I tried to play it. It promptly shut itself off.
The battery level meter is inconsistent. Sometimes I will turn it on and it will have two bars, then off and on and it shows 4 bars, then back to two or even one! I'm afraid the battery is starting to go. Since I bought the unit used, I don't know how heavily used it was, though it looks in perfect condition.
Can a technically adept consumer replace the battery? I am an audio engineer and screwdrivers don't scare me generally, but I understand Li-Poly batteries are tricky and I don't want to destroy the unit.
Where would I get a matching battery? It is Li-Polymer 3.7 volts, but it doesn't say the ma anywhere on the unit or in the manual. The AC adapter says 50-60 Hz/0.3A Would that be 300 Ma? I found a 3.7v 430 Ma at All-Battery.com, would that work, or is it too much? Is it possible for me to fix it? If not, what is a ball park estimate on the actual cost of replacing the battery if that is indeed the problem?
That player has regular screws and should be fairly easy to disassemble. Before trying anything 3rd-party, I'd recommend giving Coby's support a call at 800-727-3592. Check your warranty status with them and ask if they have a parts center that you can order a battery from directly.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Changing the battery shouldn't be a problem...the main problem is finding a suitable battery. I will look into it and get back to you ASAP.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
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