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Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2015

Battery drain

Hi, I have a problem with battery in my Sansa Clip +. I charged to full capacity (100% battery status), and every few seconds lose 15-25% battery life. It stops at about 3% and is stable (do not lose it as fast as before). After reconnecting the cable and check out a few seconds later, the battery was 53% (after 10 seconds!). Mp3 player lay unused for a year. It is possible that the battery in my Sansa is empty as hell, so it must charge for a few days or just died, and I can throw my poor Sansa to the trash?

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: Battery drain

How long does the player run before the battery dies?
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2015

Re: Battery drain

10-15 seconds. If i unplug charger, battery state decrease 15-20% per few seconds. And it's going down to 7-8% and it's stable (don't change percent state as previously). And after maybe 20 seconds screen shows "Turning off, battery state low" or something and turn off.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 8,152
Registered: ‎12-11-2007

Re: Battery drain

You might leave the player charging a bunch of days to see if that helps it "get back into shape."   You also might reapply the latest fmware manually, in case there is a firmware glitch there.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎11-29-2015

Re: Battery drain

I left Sansa plugged since yesterday, so maybe it will help. I tried with default Sandisk firmware and rockbox and it's no diffrent :/

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Battery drain

Try giving it a long charge with a usb cell phone charger. See if that helps.