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Old 08-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #1
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Battery More Than 1/2 Full, Still Died

For the first time my reader shut off, prompting me to charge it. The battery was more than 1/2 full. Why is there no warning of a low battery? Why is it powering off?
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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For the first time my reader shut off, prompting me to charge it. The battery was more than 1/2 full. Why is there no warning of a low battery? Why is it powering off?
I plugged it into a wall outlet and it shows completely charged after less than 15 minutes.
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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I had the same problem on Saturday! I wasn't 100% sure it wasn't just me neglecting to check the battery notification, so I didn't want to say anything.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:47 PM   #4
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Hi Scion, not sure why this would be happening. I would suggest keeping it plugged in for 2-3 hours to ensure the battery is fully charged first and see if you run into the error again.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:51 PM   #5
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Hi Scion, not sure why this would be happening. I would suggest keeping it plugged in for 2-3 hours to ensure the battery is fully charged first and see if you run into the error again.
Thank you. I'll leave it plugged in overnight.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:36 AM   #6
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This has happened to me twice since upgrading to 1.9.9, and I've seen it mentioned on the forum since then as well. When mine dies, I plug it in and it immediately shows about a 60% charge. Not sure what is triggering it though, I've let my battery run lower than that recently.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:48 PM   #7
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Similar experience here.

Battery showed about 50% charge when I switched it off last night. Come lunchtime today it wouldn't turn on at all. LED flashed green briefly, that was it.
Plugged it in to charge, battery showed about 50% charge immediately. Still charging after 1 hour though.

Why didn't it turn on ?

Still running 1.9.8 btw.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:08 AM   #8
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My battery died last evening while I was reading. The battery monitor showed that the battery was about 3/4 charged. I had only charged it two days before. I plugged it into the wall. Left it overnight (11-12 hours). This morning, it was still charging, although when I disconnected it, it looks fully charged. I am running firmware v 1.9.9

Love reading on my KT, but it really is very buggy. I have the Storage error problem, the problem with the home screen when using a SD card, double page turn, and now a battery problem. Glad these guys are not building planes or cars!

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Mine did that and then the screen wouldn't turn back on. Hope keeping it plugged in works for you!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:08 PM   #10
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I have had this happen to me twice now. Battery looked to be at about 80%, just like the first time it happened.

Grrrr.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:48 AM   #11
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Hi Scion, not sure why this would be happening. I would suggest keeping it plugged in for 2-3 hours to ensure the battery is fully charged first and see if you run into the error again.
I had this happen to me once as well a few weeks after I purchased it in July.

IIRC the batt meter showed about 2/3 full but the popup came for me to charge it, so I did and it's never happened again. I believe that I was running the previous to last fw, the one that got replaced quickly so I figured it must've been the charging or whatever it was bug regression that got fixed along with whatever the other problem with that short lived update was...
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Hmmm... well, I'm on the latest firmware 1.9.9, and it has happened to me since then.

The first time, admittedly, was on an earlier version of the firmware.


And @Scion: same thing happened to me; showed fully charged in less than 15 minutes.

I guess I'll try the 3 hour charge or the overnight charge next time. If there is a next time. (Crosses fingers that there *won't* be a next time).
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Last night I had the 'Charge Now' screen come up when the battery indicator was showing about 80% full! When I plugged it into my PC the indictor still said it was 80% full and then reported it was fully charged after about 10 minutes. I left it plugged in for about another hour, but I don't know what was happening.

This morning, after being in sleep mode all night, it is still showing full battery.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:06 PM   #14
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Kobo Wifi light changed color to indicate charge complete and it seemed pretty accurate. I miss that on KT.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:46 AM   #15
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I have just experienced the exact same issue, has anyone got any more info on this battery being charged yet still shutting down then charging to full in 10 mins?
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