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New Battery Charge?

I've read over some of the other solutions, but I want to make sure I undersatnd this. I bought a new battery for my Creative Nomad Jukebox Xtra, and plugged it into the wall charger. If I turn it on, instead of the little battery icon there is a power cord.

I've tried leaving it on to try to charge it, turned it off, and it isn't charging. Do I *have* to use the USB cable to "jump start" the charging process for the battery? After that, can I then use the wall charger to finish the charging process

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  • channingg Aug 13, 2008

    AHA!!! That was actually it ... the battery polarity *was* correct, but there is a small plastic strip to help pull the battery out of the casing, and I had left that underneath the new battery. I think that was enough to prevent a connection.



    I doublechecked by putting the old battery back in; then, the new battery. It's now charging!

  • channingg Aug 15, 2008

    One little note ... it didn't work again when I turned it on, but what I found is that the battery was just a little loose, so I cut a very small strip of post-it notes to fit inside the gap which pushed it tight against the connections to the unit. Works perfectly.


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This means your unit does not see the battery and is running on AC power only. You need to check and make sure that your battery polarity is correct making sure that positive goes to positive, and negative to negative. If you can attach some photos, that might help also.

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  • raresolid Aug 15, 2008

    Glade you got it working, have fun with the player. :) I have one myself, I like them.

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