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Old 11-22-2008, 12:19 PM
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Yeah, sorry to hear that. Your best bet is to get it re-soldered back on.
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:59 PM
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Hi,
I had the same problems with the 1700 mAH battery from Cameron Sino. I've got 2 replacement battery's and none of them worked.
Now I've tried the 1400 mAH battery (CS-CRT05SL), and it work perfektly well! So try it if you have problems with the 1700 mAH one.

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Old 11-23-2008, 04:18 PM
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Thanks for posting Robert42. I added the CS-CRT05SL to the Battery Options thread.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:20 AM
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Hi,
I had the same problems with the 1700 mAH battery from Cameron Sino. I've got 2 replacement battery's and none of them worked.
Now I've tried the 1400 mAH battery (CS-CRT05SL), and it work perfektly well! So try it if you have problems with the 1700 mAH one.

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Hi! Haven't you succeeded in getting it to work with the fw v1.41.01 too? It sound very improbable to me because I own the 1700mAh flavour and it works perfectly with that fw version. Perhaps are you saying that the CS-CRT05SL (1400mAh) works with the latest firmware versions too?
Good to know if this is the case though all the Cameron Sino I've found are rated at 1700mAh.
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Perhaps are you saying that the CS-CRT05SL (1400mAh) works with the latest firmware versions too?
This was my thought as to what they were saying.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:06 PM
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I run the latest Firmware and it works quite good with the 1400 mAH one. As is said, I tried three of the 1700 mAH batteries, but they were all dead.
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No, I did'nt tried the 1.4 firmware! But I thought a later firmware would be work better with the player?

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Old 11-26-2008, 09:26 PM
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As is said, I tried three of the 1700 mAH batteries, but they were all dead.
They may not have been dead. They may have worked with the 1.41.01 firmware, but that is a dead issue since you have one of the 1400mA batteries that work just fine with the latest firmware.

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No, I did'nt tried the 1.4 firmware! But I thought a later firmware would be work better with the player?
Yes, usually that is the case..... unless you are stuck with one of the 1700mA batteries that don't work right with later firmware.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:32 AM
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Default Battery Will not Charge But Player Works Fine On AC

I have scanned this great Forum to find the exact same problem as mine but cannot. Apologies in advance if I have missed a post.

I bought a nearly new Zen Vison:M 30GB about six months ago.

When I first got it I was alarmed because it would not charge even with the AC adapter. Using this Forum I connected to the PC while also on AC power updated the Firmware and phew it charged. No problems since then until now.

I connected to my laptop at work and got distracted. I do not think it was recognised and it drained the battery. When I got home I put it on AC charge got a flashing blue light with the battery/lightning symbol in the corner of the screen. Problem is it just stays like that ie does not charge and immediately dies when I disconnect from the mains. I have left it for days.

Where my problem seems to differ from others is while connected on AC power I can connect to the computer get full recognition in Mediasource WMP etc. exchange files everything. As a player I also have full function while connected to AC power.

I thought it must be the battery so fitted a new one but no change to the problem.

Any ideas appreciated - Otherwise it looks destined to be a non-portable player in the kitchen.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:31 AM
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Welcome steviedore. Your issue sounds pretty typical as others who have a bad or severely discharged battery. The fact that it works on AC power sort of proves this. Trying a different battery can be sketchy depending on what battery is used as a replacement. See this thread for more information.
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:52 AM
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Hello all, I hope this site will be a life-saver! When plugging in and turning on my 30GB player for the first time in about a year, the Blue light comes on but does not blink and the player dies as soon as not connected to the mains. The Plug icon shows on screen and all other elements of the machine work fine. Will replacing the battery work or does the non-blinking light indicate a more serious issue? Finally if replacing the battery is the solution could a step by step idiots guide be provided, from finding the best replacement battery, to updating firmware as necessary and installing the thing!!! Thanks for all you help in advance.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:50 AM
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Welcome Shnecky. You may want to try and look around a bit. This issue may be the most discussed issue. Have a look at this thread.

Merged all power, battery, no charging threads for the past year.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:17 PM
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BobbyRS thanks for the welcome and the tip.

Before researching exactly what battery I have bought and considering another I thought I would try changing to older Firmware as suggested via the thread. Problem is when I try to load the Firmware downloaded from your link it will not let me because it says battery levels are too low - despite it being connected via the AC charger at the same time (aargh). Tried in normal and recovery mode.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:46 PM
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BobbyRS thanks for the welcome and the tip.

Before researching exactly what battery I have bought and considering another I thought I would try changing to older Firmware as suggested via the thread. Problem is when I try to load the Firmware downloaded from your link it will not let me because it says battery levels are too low - despite it being connected via the AC charger at the same time (aargh). Tried in normal and recovery mode.
No problem. Make sure that you're installing the firmware by doing so from within Recovery Mode and selecting the Reload Firmware option. If that doesn't help, try loading the firmware with no battery installed and having the ZVM connected to AC power.
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hi, i hope this thread will help me
my oem zvm battery died, i ordered new one, Cameron Sino 1700mAh
but my zvm with 1.62.02 firmware show that battery is empty and charges charges and charges it, while battery indicator stays very low
when i try to downgrade firmware i get error saying my battery is too low, charge it. same error while trying to update in recovery mode.
is there any way with empty battery to downgrade firmware to 1.41.01?
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Well.... you can always get one of the batteries that does work with the latest firmware. See this thread.

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Well.... you can always get one of the batteries that does work with the latest firmware. See this thread.
)) i know this solution, but first i want try everything to make my pmp work this battery i have atm.
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Try loading the firmware with no battery installed and having the ZVM connected to AC power.
i tried this, but same problem, says the same "your battery levels are too low. please charge your batteried before you proceed."
so maybe u have other solutions?
and ty for replay
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Try using the AC charger you have to charge up the battery completely before attempting to reload firmware... or leave it on and plugged into the computer to charge for a while.
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as i understood from previous posts, only 1.41.01 charge Cameron batteries, new firmwares dont do that. or im wrong?
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:20 AM
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ok i found solution
solution was to attach old not working oem battery to pmp and downgrade firmware
duno but with old not working battery, zvm properties shows that battery is 100% charged
so with oem battery i downgraded firmware, and attached new Cameron Sino 1700mAh battery,
everythink seems to work fine.
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Ahhh.... I thought your old battery was dead? Since it was showing 100%, did you try using it to see if it was really bad?
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