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Old 04-06-2008, 07:12 PM
Ellie Ellie is offline
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Default Battery only lasting 6 hours after just listening to audio

Hi, I wonder if someone here could advise me what to do. Sorry if I sound a bit thick anywhere in this post or I've made some obvious mistake, as I'm not particularly technically minded. I got a Zen Vision M a few weeks ago off ebay. Everything's been fine so far apart from the battery life, which only seems to last for about 6 hours. Having said that, I haven't actually worn the battery down completely yet, only until the symbol is red and says it's nearly empty, as I've heard that it won't charge from a USB cable (which is all I've got) and that if you do that, you need a wall charger. I don't know whether this is actually true.

Anyway, my brother says the reason for the battery not lasting may be because, not knowing any better, I turned the Zen on as soon as I got it, before charging it or anything. Apparantly I was wrong to do this, as it may have confused it so that it thought the battery was fuller than it actually was, and therefore will now not charge the full amount. I do remember when I turned it on that first time that the battery symbol said it was almost full, which I thought was strange, as I hadn't charged it at all yet. My dad also says that it may be just the battery symbol that's wrong, and it may actually last longer if I try. I don't want to run down the battery completely to test this yet though for the reason I mentioned in the first paragraph. The battery still takes about 4-5 hours to charge, even though it seems to go down so quickly.

Any sort of help or advice on what to do about this would be really appreciated
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