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Old 03-16-2011, 12:07 PM
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Default Rockbox killed my Clip+'s Battery life

On an average, I used to get ~13hrs on my recently purchased Clip+, with minimal to medium UI access. I had rockboxed it a week later after I bought it, but didn't get much of a chance to use it.

Now I did, and I'm sorely disappointed. Seems like RB slaughtered my Clip's battery life. I barely manage to squeeze ~2 hours with minimal screen usage now, both in OF and RB.

Connecting to a pc in MTP shows the Clip's battery as broken, while previously it used to show the remaining charge.

Is there no other way to fix this than send for replacement? Its a bit cumbersome to do the latter, but then again.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:35 PM
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If the battery is really broken, then no you can't fix that short of replacing the battery.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:37 PM
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Would Rockbox have actually done that?
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:42 PM
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Would Rockbox have actually done that?
I doubt it....Rockbox improved the battery life of my two Clip+'s.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:42 PM
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I don't think software can really kill a battery, so its probably just defective.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:46 PM
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I don't think software can really kill a battery, so its probably just defective.
From my experience with the iRiver H320, there was also a known issue with the battery performance when Rockbox was installed on it. There were numerous events, and I believe it's also on the Rockbox site. I don't think the same issue is with the clip, however, because other people would have posted this also.

EDIT: I cannot locate the link to the poor H300 series battery life but Linus can confirm this. He was the developer for the H300 Rockbox port.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:57 PM
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It wouldn't be a defective piece especially when I got ~13 hours before RB.

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Would Rockbox have actually done that?
Seems like it has Sigh, I loved this player, now getting it replaced in my region is going to be tough.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:20 AM
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It wouldn't be a defective piece especially when I got ~13 hours before RB.
13 hours is actually pretty low. Regardless, if its getting only a few hours its very obviously defective.

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From my experience with the iRiver H320, there was also a known issue with the battery performance when Rockbox was installed on it. There were numerous events, and I believe it's also on the Rockbox site. I don't think the same issue is with the clip, however, because other people would have posted this also.

EDIT: I cannot locate the link to the poor H300 series battery life but Linus can confirm this. He was the developer for the H300 Rockbox port.
I don't understand. What are you trying to tell me?
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