Old 01-24-2008, 10:42 AM
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Unhappy A3 Battery & the Battle of the Bulge

Had a UK-bought A3 for a week (last week) but had to return it due a malfunction and the back of the case deforming. Probably a dodgy battery that expanded and bulged out the case.

I'm waiting for a replacement A3 but in the meantime, I wanted to get a rough idea of how common this problem is.

So, please can all past and present A3 owners join the thread, perhaps mentioning how bad the 'bulge' was (I'll post a photo of mine later), after how many hours/days/weeks the problem was noticed, which country it was bought in, roughly when, etc.


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Old 01-28-2008, 04:57 PM
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A3 60gb bought in UK from main supplier (AMP) slight bulge such that unit can not sit on all four feet anymore. Decided not to wait and see if it got worse.

Had to pay 7.55 to post the unit back since AMP only cover faulty item return cost during first 7 days!! (mine was after 2 weeks).

Still Hope the replacement is OK because it is a great player.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:46 AM
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My A3 hasn't bulged, I've had it for over a month now. Bought it off of e-bay in the US. I'm not 100% sure yet, but I know that LiPo batteries(The batterys in the cowon players) will bulge if you over charge them, or run them to dead. So if I got an A3 the first thing I'd do is run it to dead, then over charge it, so I can see if I got a faulty one right off.
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:00 PM
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two of you have a expanded Battery. Look Here
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