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Old 01-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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normal for the orange charging light to always be on?

I recently bought a 2nd-hand (but little-used) DR1000, and even though I have now charged it (from between 20-50%) about 4x, it never turns off the orange battery charging light, even when I leave it loading overnight. Does anyone know why this might be the case? I read in some older threads that there used to be a bug in the old (1.71?) firmwares, where it would only learn when it was full after a number of times, but I couldn't find out how many times I should expect that to be, so any hints would be appreciated. (I can still exchange it for another one.) The device runs on 2.0 rc3.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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No, the orange LED stays on while connected to the charging source, even when fully charged.

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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It stays on, but not orange. When fully charged, it turns green, also the little lightning bold over de battery icon (bottom right of screen) goes away at that point.
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It stays on, but not orange. When fully charged, it turns green, also the little lightning bold over de battery icon (bottom right of screen) goes away at that point.
Hm. It doesn't do so here. (Neither the charging icon in the lower right, nor the orange light disappears.) Anyone remember whether this happened to them as well when they just got it? (So I know whether it was something that occurs during the first few charge/discharge cycles, but went away later on, perhaps when the battery control chip learns when full is full?)

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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That's weird; "full" is supposed to be something the battery itself decides and reports back. [It's load percentages that can be off for a few cycles - the battery reporting "empty" or "full" sooner or later than the controller expects.]

You could try a reset (the hidden button you can click with the stylus). Or perhaps there is a bug tjdean256 is hinting at, but my device fortunately does not experience.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:06 AM   #6
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That's weird; "full" is supposed to be something the battery itself decides and reports back. [It's load percentages that can be off for a few cycles - the battery reporting "empty" or "full" sooner or later than the controller expects.]

You could try a reset (the hidden button you can click with the stylus). Or perhaps there is a bug tjdean256 is hinting at, but my device fortunately does not experience.
The behaviour of the led and the icon has changed from 1.7 to 2.0. In 2.0 the led stays orange and the icon keeps indicating that it is charging (from my experience).
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In version 1.7 it did turn green when fully charged. The behavior changed with rc2.0.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:52 AM   #8
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Thanks for that info. So.. how do you guys tell when it's full?

(epub will have me take the plunge to the 2.0 beta some day, but alas that 2.0RC really means 'RC' eh?)
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RC means Release Candidate (RC3 is then the third release candidate). Since iRex went bankrupt before they could release the final release there is no 2.0(final). When selecting a different language you will notice that a lot of words have not been translated in the 2.0RC3 version.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #10
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Yeah, I know that's what it means. I was just contemplating the side effects: loose ends that just won't ever be fixed now.
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In my opinion, most loose ends have been fixed by Mackx and Iñigo in their respective patches. The way the devices work with these is probably better than most devices with official firmware. If you are not convinced, have a look at the pocketbook or boox forum for instance.
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