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profhsg 07-09-2012 02:58 PM

Sony E465 Hold Switch Not Working?
 
I have a Sony E465. I love the unit, but I have one thing which might be a problem with it. Whenever I turn the unit off and set the hold switch to the hold position, the unit still turns on with the touch of any button under the screen. Is this normal? I thought the hold switch was supposed to prevent accidentally turning on the unit. The hold switch does prevent any buttons from having any effect while the unit is playing, so I'm not sure if I have a defective unit or not. Thanks in advance.

skip252 07-09-2012 07:46 PM

I don't have that model but that's how it works on the models I have. Mine don't actually turn off when you power down, they pause and go to sleep. When you touch any control they wake instantly. If the Hold switch isn't set to the off position it can wake up and drain all it's battery. I've found if I always activate the Hold switch after powering down it wakes up but goes back to the sleep mode in a few seconds.

I've never noticed a significant battery drain from the few seconds they turn on again after accidental touches. I have learned not to carry them in a way that causes repeated activations. When I tried carrying them in a pants pocket without a case the repeated motion has caused the battery to drain faster from the constant wake/sleep cycles.

They do eventually turn off after some hours. I've never tried timing how long it takes for the full shutoff so I'm not sure how long that takes.

CDMP3PlayerFan 07-10-2012 03:21 AM

I checked the instruction book and it takes about a day of inactivity for the player to completely shut down.

skip252 07-10-2012 04:19 AM

I knew it was quite a while but I didn't think it took quite that long to shut down completely. TBH, once I got used to setting the hold switch when I shut down I've found I like the instant on feature. It's not like the 3-4 seconds to boot a sansa is a big deal. It's just one of those things I like for no reason I can put my finger on.

CDMP3PlayerFan 07-10-2012 03:18 PM

I've found that when the player completely shuts down, it only takes a few seconds for it to power back up and be ready for use. This is unlike my first E-Series player, which sometimes took several minutes to rebuild its library before it was ready for use. As far as the player waking while on hold, I haven't found it a significant drain on the battery life.


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