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Quick question re: Dell pocket DJ 5gb....

Does it charge via USB cord when connected to the computer? or does it absolutely REQUIRE an external charger?

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  • thompac May 20, 2008

    I purchased a refurb Dell Pocket DJ that did not come with an AC charger. I expected it to charge from the USB but now I read that it needs to have at least 25% charge to charge from USB.

    When I plug it in to the USB the DELL screen comes up with a Blue background then it switches to a black screen with what looks like a very small battery with a lightening bolt thru it in the upper left corner. That blinks for 5-7 times then it goes away.

    I have left it connected to the USB on a powered desktop overnight with no difference. The USB pokes it periodically (I assume that is what is happening) and it goes thru the DELL Screen/battery sequence like I described above.

    I have tried some USB AC chargers I have - a Motorola Razor, both AC and car, and a Jabra bluetooth - just to see if they might work and get the same sequence.

    My question - is the battery just dead with no hope of recharge or is it that I need to buy a "DELL" AC charger?


  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    I also purchased a refurb Dell Pocket DJ without a charger. After frustration and returning the first one due to lack of charge through USB, I bought a wall charger for it. Works fine.

    Check this out:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/produc...


  • azsyguy May 24, 2008

    Here's some additional info...on the back of the unit, there is a switch that locks the controls to prevent unwanted navigation, etc. It is my understanding that if it is in a "locked" position, it will not charge. Unlock it and then try to charge it and see if that works.

    Also, there are a number of chargers that will work with this unit...I found one for under $10...got another one for $7 on sale. As long as the charger has an output of at least 5v, it should work.


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Posted on Dec 29, 2008

I also purchased a refurb Pocket DJ last week. After trying to charge it via USB and returning on unit that did not charge that way, the same unit was the same way. I ended up buying a charger for it, and it works great.

The unit is made by Creative, so a Creative Zen Micro charger works on it. See this for a good deal:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10832&cs_id=1083201&p_id=3485&seq=1&format=2

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From what I have read, yes, it charges via USB.

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