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Old 05-11-2007, 04:54 PM
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Default Does a dead battery cause memory loss?

I was told (yeah, I do know what thats worth... ) that if you leave a dead battery (as in one that wont power on your player), you can lose all your songs in memory?

Is that true?
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:47 PM
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ive had one and it never happened to me
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:59 PM
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The Nano is a flash-based player. The nature of flash memory is that it can retain data even with no electrical power applied. I'm not sure if this data can eventually decay, but if it can, it would take years for that to happen.
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:06 AM
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I guess if the battery degraded and leaked, the acids could ruin the circuitry.
But then we're talking a LONG dead battery.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:43 AM
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Excellent....thanks for the replies!
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:11 AM
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A dead or weak battery won't cause you to lose files on the player, but it may cause the player to lose is place, and not restart where the player was when it was last turned off.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:07 AM
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I had a Muvo TX 'once upon a time' (it works in exactly the same way as the Zen Nano Plus, and is pretty much the same player) Once I ripped out the battery while music was playing, and the player lost all memory, and all tracks. Nothing else could be put onto it. The problem was fixed by a firmware update.
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:52 AM
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Keep in mind the issue the OP is asking about is retaining files after no power or dead battery (volatile vs. non-volatile) and not about being powered on, playing and removing power... causing a corruption of the file system, firmware, or files.
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