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Old 01-20-2008, 02:08 PM
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Default Battery losing power when not in use, question.

Just wondering if a situation like this is typical... I would assume not.

I always found that if I hadn't charged my clip for a day or two and went to use it, it would always be dead. I assumed that it was maybe the cold weather; it's been around -20 to -40 and sometimes I would be outside for an hour or so a day.

But this weekend I decided to test, by fully charging the Clip (according to the properties in Windows explorer, the Clip was at 100%) and then leaving it overnight OFF and see how much charge is left in the morning. I did this twice, and both times it was down to %72 by morning, without even using it. I also left it another night, and now it's down to %64. Does anyone know if this is normal? Or does it look like I've got a bad battery?

Also to confirm, I made sure that the device was OFF and not holding onto a playlist of any sort. I've also changed some settings like setting a custom EQ and changing the brightness (lowing by a lot). Maybe for the moment I'll try completely resetting, recharging, and see if anything weird happens...
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:40 PM
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Mine loses the charge on its own as well - but not nearly as fast as yours. Maybe you received a dud battery. Considering the low price of the Clip, one never knows...
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:10 PM
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It sounds to me like the player is defective.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:36 PM
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It seems like mine charges when i don't use it. i know this isn't true but i haven't had to charge it in over 4 days now and i listen to my clip to about 5-8 hours a day. The charge is still half.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:47 PM
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Why not exchange it, it’s not normal. I can leave mine lying around for days and it keeps a good charge.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:38 PM
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It seems like mine charges when i don't use it. i know this isn't true but i haven't had to charge it in over 4 days now and i listen to my clip to about 5-8 hours a day. The charge is still half.
Now that would be a true DAP invention!
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:25 AM
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Now that would be a true DAP invention!
Maybe some of the Clips were released with motion-driven generators.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:34 AM
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thats weird the baterrie going dead even wen its off how can that b fixed?
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:38 AM
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I had that issue before, but it seems on 1.01.20 it holds the charge now. This is just a wild guess, I don't know if it actually has anything to do with the new firmware. But it works for me now.

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thats weird the baterrie going dead even wen its off how can that b fixed?
Mingo, please try to write in English... that Text/SMS speak is really hard to follow.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:57 AM
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thats weird the baterrie going dead even wen its off how can that b fixed?
Not sure whether it's been conclusively decided that this problem is fixed with the latest firmware. If not, then it's a hardware issue (probably a manufacturing flaw).
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:30 AM
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Upgrade to the latest firmware and try it again. If it still discharges, either return for an exchange at your store or call/email SanDisk about it, to arrange an exchange. (Although I doubt that the firmware upgrade will fix the issue, you never know; and SanDisk likely would ask you to do that first, before any exchange.)
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:19 PM
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ok cool thanks fr the info..
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:18 PM
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I'm going to try this out tonight and see what happens.
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