Hi. My 2 year old daughter immersed my LifeDrive in water last week. When I pulled it out, water poured out of it and the calendar started scrolling backwards through the days. I was out, so all I could do was to hit the soft reset button and that turned off the screen. When I got home, I took off the back cover, disconnected the battery and let it dry out for 5 days. Just put it back together and charged it (the battery was dead), date and time was wrong. Otherwise seemed to work perfectly. Except -- battery level seems to drop in a few minutes. from 100% to 72% in a few minutes, with the screen off. But then it charges right back up again in just a couple of minutes. Don't know if the battery is fried, in which case I will just buy another and plug it in. Or if the power management needs resetting. Is there anyway to do this? I looked at reviews and they all said the battery in the LifeDrive is not replaceable. But mine certainly looked to be. I just unplugged it. Did they change that from the initial offering? Thanks!
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Odds are there is corrosion on the board now, if it's been a couple of days, you can try some youtube videos and see if you can get it apart to check it out.
Since you already tried to turn it on before it was dried out, best bet is to find her one for Christmas, sorry about that.
I would strongly suggest the good old battery 'hard reset'...
1.) Turn off laptop 2.) Unplug it from power supply 3.) Hold down the power button for a minute 4.) Plug it back into the power supply 5.) Power it on and wait to see if the battery icon is showing up and charging
This has resolved a few of these ghost battery issues on some of my clients laptops! If that fails, please provide the exact model number of the Gateway laptop and which operating system you're using and we'll see if we can't find another fix.
even if the DS is off, if water gets on or in it at ANY point, power is still flowing if the battery is installed. Something probably shorted. I would suggest calling nintendo and asking them for advice; they are very lenient when it comes to this kind of stuff(in my experience). Also, i recommend yelling at your daughter for pouring water on your electronics, but only if she is old enough to know better. If she's a toddler, tell her "don't pour water on stuff." If she's a baby, just sigh and accept it as another part of parenting.
How old is your camera already? Electronic gadgets powered by lithium ion batteries dies over time. if you had your camera and battery for over quite some time now say like a year or so, maybe the cells were drained dead and uncapable of holding electrical charge anymore. If that is the case you might consider replacing your camera battery with a fresh one.
The battery LOOKS new. Your battery is three years old. Batteries age quickly. They normally last 2 to 2-1/2 years. Just get a new battery and ride the bike more frequently. In lieu of that, get a cheap 1amp or 2amp trickle charger and charge the battery for two hours once a week. Be sure to keep water over the plates in each cell.
you need to get it checked out by someone with mechanical knowledge as it may be a freeze plug or cracked pump housing, burst radiator, just try to see where the water is coming out if you can while you pour it in.
Good luck finding a direct replacement for this unit. A universal replacement can be found at many internet vendors for $30 to $50. RB-270 manufactured by INITIAL. 9.0V and 5400mA which is a great improvement over the OEM battery. Fully charged this battery should last 2 hours or more. NOTE: This is not a direct replacement and will not attach to your DVD player as the form factor is universal. It will reside next to the player during operation... a minor inconvenience. I think WALMART carries the same model.