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Old 02-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #46
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Interesting, thanks. As I said, it's only happening on 1 of 3 (all on 2.1.5), though 1 of the 2 that it isn't happening on, isn't using a sleep cover (though I have played with it extensively, and can't reproduce the problem).

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And frankly all this monkeying about is getting in the way of me "just reading" which is what I bought the bloomin' thing for!
Good luck. I'm currently waiting for my *second* Glo replacement unit due to huge sleep-mode battery draining issues.
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I stuck 2.4.0 Glo firmware on my new touch and set it up to sleep only after 15 mins as before to repeat my previous test. I'm about 37 hours in so far and at 98%. Updates as and when.
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I stuck 2.4.0 Glo firmware on my new touch and set it up to sleep only after 15 mins as before to repeat my previous test. I'm about 37 hours in so far and at 98%. Updates as and when.
That doesn't seem so bad... does it? Interesting...
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That doesn't seem so bad... does it?
No it doesn't, but it's a bit too early to pronounce I think. It would help considerably if Sameer or another Kobo employee could confirm whether power tweaks were made in this firmware revision or not to stop this blummin' guess work.

Another thing: I'm also on a different book now. To be 100% certain I should test with the other book I was reading to eliminate VelvetElvis's dodgy epub suspicions. But I also want to read, dammit!
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No it doesn't, but it's a bit too early to pronounce I think. It would help considerably if Sameer or another Kobo employee could confirm whether power tweaks were made in this firmware revision or not to stop this blummin' guess work.

Another thing: I'm also on a different book now. To be 100% certain I should test with the other book I was reading to eliminate VelvetElvis's dodgy epub suspicions. But I also want to read, dammit!
Well I received our second replacement Glo today, charged and loaded, but was dismayed to see it upgraded the firmware on first connect only to 2.3.1.

I'm hoping it hits full release sometime this week, so I can do some test with 2.4.0. Funny thing is, I connected the Touch yesterday, and it was upgraded to 2.4.0.

Good luck! I'm hoping this finally puts this to rest myself.
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Well I received our second replacement Glo today... I'm hoping it hits full release sometime this week, so I can do some test with 2.4.0.
Please do keep us posted. I'm not so hopeful for myself since I'm down to 62% now. One could argue it's marginally better than 2.1.5 but it's still nowhere near the "Old" Kobo's times. It would REALLY help to know if this is software or hardware!!
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Please do keep us posted. I'm not so hopeful for myself since I'm down to 62% now. One could argue it's marginally better than 2.1.5 but it's still nowhere near the "Old" Kobo's times. It would REALLY help to know if this is software or hardware!!
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I'm not so hopeful for myself since I'm down to 62% now.
Ah prophetic words. I went to resume reading earlier this evening and was greeted with the "Please Charge your eReader" page. So from 62% to Zero in under 24 hours. Methinks the battery timings are (to put it kindly) somewhat disingenuous. Anyhow, this is clearly not functioning within specifications so here's another one going back
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Ah prophetic words. I went to resume reading earlier this evening and was greeted with the "Please Charge your eReader" page. So from 62% to Zero in under 24 hours. Methinks the battery timings are (to put it kindly) somewhat disingenuous. Anyhow, this is clearly not functioning within specifications so here's another one going back
Nooooooo Sorry to hear that.

Really though. The coincidence is much too big for it to really be hardware...
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My kobo glo battery was also empty every time after 1 or 2 days. I have the Cover-Up natural hemp cover case (with auto sleep) and it seems this was the problem. Even if 'automatically sleep and wake up' is off it still drains the battery. I have now bought the official Kobo cover case and after 1 week the battery is still at 92%.
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My kobo glo battery was also empty every time after 1 or 2 days. I have the Cover-Up natural hemp cover case (with auto sleep) and it seems this was the problem. Even if 'automatically sleep and wake up' is off it still drains the battery. I have now bought the official Kobo cover case and after 1 week the battery is still at 92%.
Wait, so, you're saying your hemp cover messed up the battery even though the Glo was not listening for the cover to open/close? Did the hemp cover have a magnet in it to be able to use this option?

One week at 92% is nice. But I'm having trouble imagining it's due to the case change...

(I don't have a case -- or rather, I have a cotton/nylon sleeve that I take off when I read.)
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Wait, so, you're saying your hemp cover messed up the battery even though the Glo was not listening for the cover to open/close? Did the hemp cover have a magnet in it to be able to use this option?

One week at 92% is nice. But I'm having trouble imagining it's due to the case change...

(I don't have a case -- or rather, I have a cotton/nylon sleeve that I take off when I read.)
Yes, someway the cover was still able to mess with the battery even if the auto sleep/wake function was off. First I thought there was something wrong with the e-reader, but a replaced Glo had the some problem. It has indeed a magnet in it.
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Yes, someway the cover was still able to mess with the battery even if the auto sleep/wake function was off. First I thought there was something wrong with the e-reader, but a replaced Glo had the some problem. It has indeed a magnet in it.
Interesting. So a magnet that is in the wrong place, or has the wrong strength, or the wrong size, or whatever, messes up the battery. Hmm.

Is this reproducible? If you put your Glo back into your hemp case, does the battery life diminish?

(Still, this cannot be the cause of all our battery problems as not all of us have a case, let alone with a magnet in it.)
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Really though. The coincidence is much too big for it to really be hardware...
The frustrating thing is, who can honestly say? I agree that after three touches, it's pretty unlikely all could suffer from a hardware fault. Yet I've got nothing other than suspicions that it's software related (firmware, epub construction, what-have-you). Most people seem to RMA for poor battery life, but I haven't read much feedback to convince me the replacements have been any better. Have you? Is your new Glo better?

Believe it or not I can live with most UI bugs like non-working fonts, overt marketing, non-sticky pages and even dead taps/double taps etc. I can work around them as long as I get to read an epub with a near-paper viewing experience and enjoy long battery life so I can actually use it for away from a socket for more than a few weeks. Something akin to my old Palm V perhaps, which could manage a couple of months of adhoc usage between charges.

Long battery life is simply non-negotiable for me and with no word from Kobo as to why these units do not peform to the specifications claimed, (not even a "stick with it - it's a firmware bug we're working on") I'm left with little alternative but to ask for yet another replacement or simply ask for a refund
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