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Dell Dj 5 will not hold a charge

My Dell DJ will seems to not hold a charge now. Can I replace the battery?

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  • Paul Shuler Jun 20, 2008

    Will hold charge

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    I'm having the exact same issue. It looks like it's charging for the first 20 seconds after plugging it into the wall. Then the entire device goes blank and the battery never charges.

  • Mikeagator Jul 02, 2008

    Where can I find instructions for replacing the battery on my Dell Pocket DJ 5 GB?

  • Imanol Nov 17, 2008

    Did anyone ever find out how to open and exchage the battery? Oh by the way my Dell Pocket DJ is a 20mg.

  • thatgirltian Dec 24, 2008

    I can no longer even turn mine on. I hold down the power button until it lights up and stays on, telling me that the DJ is on. But nothing shows on the screen at all. Frustrated.



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FYI, replacing the battery did not solve the problem of the battery refusing to charge. Instead, I've spent $30 at and since I've opened the battery I can't return it. There must be a software or hardware failure that's preventing the unit from charging the battery.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

  • Robin Godard Oct 19, 2010

    FOR THE DELL DJ 5 GB PLAYER.........Get a Dell AC wall charger. The AC charger must be for the Dell DJ 5 GB MP3 player ( eBay under 10m. Some of the dell firmware’s had issues charging this player a charger will end your problems most likely I’m 95% sure. You could also check the battery wires they are to long and if they get routed under the battery can short out, they should be bunched up on the top of the battery where there is some extra room and don’t get crushed.


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This is a valid problem. My pocket dj (the 5gb model) charges just fine with a car charger (model CC-0103 rated 850mA). The dj has a fairly new battery. The problem is that it is the ONLY charger I have that will charge it. Usb cables, other car chargers, or wall chargers won't charge it. Why? I wish I knew.
To make it worse, I bought another cc-0103 charger recently and it won't charge it either. Opened them both and the new cc-0103 chargers have different circuits/components from the older models. Further investigation showed that I can remove the battery and charge it directly with a charger I rigged up with no problem. Why is the dj charging circuit so picky it won't accept a nominal 5v input and use it to charge the battery?
So the problem is in the pocket dj charging circuit, but I'm not smart enough to figure how to fix it. Hopefully someone else here is.

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Im having the same anysolutions yet? do i have to replace the internal battery?

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