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Support and General Use => Hardware => Topic started by: mrfuser on October 14, 2004, 10:32:14 AM

Title: Battery Life
Post by: mrfuser on October 14, 2004, 10:32:14 AM
Anyone know why suddenly my battery life is short?  I only get maybe 15 minutes and it starts to die, I thought these batteries were made for the life of the unit.  Is the life of the unit only a year or two?  Yikes!


Title: Re: Battery Life
Post by: ubergeek on October 15, 2004, 01:28:53 AM
The batteries are good for a few hundred cycles.. More if you deep cycle them, less if you don't. ['swhy rockbox has the deepcycle option] -  So.. it's possible you're batteries are dead. No biggie,
just pick up a set of NiMH battries at Cosco or Radio Shack or
similar - get the biggest capacity AA you can find (Cosco has
some 2200mAh ones now) and replace them. You just pop the
side covers off, one on each side. You'll see the batteries underneath.