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Zen Vision M battery not charging

I have had my Zen Vision M for a couple of years and lately I find that as the battery reaches just short of a half charge it crashes. I have taken to charging it at home and at work to keep it fully charged and sometime I need to unplug and replug in the AC power lead to get it to fully charge. However, I thought it was time to replace the battery, As I have never had the 14hr life out of it maybe 6 max, so I bought one from BatteryMill and I fitted it fairly easily. When I plugged it in it seemed to start charging ok from AC mains and fairly shortly the fully charged symbol showed. This appears not to be the case as when I unplug the AC lead the low battery symbol. Has anyone any solution for this problem. As I write this I have just had the nice people at BatteryMill reply to my problem and they are sending a new battery - hopefully this will fix the problem.

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  • littleliz82 May 20, 2009

    Similar experience - ZVM finally not charging at all.Got new battery still no better. Runs fine on mains, just not charging - machine not even getting warm. So, new battery, new charger still only mains. Not happy!

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The problem was partially solved in that I put my old battery back in and at least it charged properly. I did receive a new battery from BatteryMill and I fitted it and left it charging for 5 hours. However, when I unplugged it to see if it had charged at all it did the low battery thing and then when I tried to recharge it the battery fully charged symbol ame up. I suspect that had I left the new battery charging for say 24 hours it might have charged fully. However, I have decided to send my batteries back and get a refund. The problem must be something to do with a battery memory problem.

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