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Old 07-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by smallhagrid View Post
Thanks for the replies folks.
I guess my OP was not descriptive enough...sorry.

The reader did not operate or respond; all I got was the shifting charge LED & chirping.

Now, many hours later, it actually booted up and is responding quite normally - so I will go with the idea that it was a 100% empty battery (for now...).

It is the oldest 6" EZReader I've seen, from 2008 according to the info screen.

Since I have a choice of f/w versions from the spare I got some months ago, I'll consider upgrading it to newer f/w at some point after checking to see that it works normally & holds a charge.

If it does turn out to be bad somehow though - that'll be OK as it'll be spare parts to keep around in case there is breakage.

Thanks !
A full charge can take 14 HOURS using the high current USB type charger (not a USB port on a computer).

IIRC the 6" uses a common cell phone battery (unlike the 5" which has a custom battery, w/lead )

I am not sure about the Chirping. That could be the CPU waking up (and sounding LOW Battery, LOW Battery ) as the battery voltage got near operational range.
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