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Old 02-06-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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Started lunch today with the Cybook at 50% power. Read for 15 minutes, and time to go back - powering off the book. But it won't. I try again, as the buttons are a little stiff, still nothing. Leave the breakroom, left the book alone for 10 minutes, hoping that it would auto power off. Nothing. Tried the reset and nothing.

Is the power meter on the bookshelf screen accurate? It sure looks as if the unit has no power. I have to wait to get home before I can test that, but this is scarey. It's less than 2 weeks old, and I only read about 4.5 books so far.

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Old 02-06-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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Started lunch today with the Cybook at 50% power. Read for 15 minutes, and time to go back - powering off the book. But it won't. I try again, as the buttons are a little stiff, still nothing. Leave the breakroom, left the book alone for 10 minutes, hoping that it would auto power off. Nothing. Tried the reset and nothing.

Is the power meter on the bookshelf screen accurate? It sure looks as if the unit has no power. I have to wait to get home before I can test that, but this is scarey. It's less than 2 weeks old, and I only read about 4.5 books so far.

Sigh.
It sounds to me it just needs some more juice. Under 50% it's not to accurate in the beginning.
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(Sigh of Relief!) That's what it was. I am charging it overnight tonight, and hopefully the meter will become more accurate as time goes by. That 50% scared me, as I have probably only flipped about 1500 pages. <Wait a minute> I've read about about a thousand STANDARD pages... On the smaller screen that well could have been close to 6-8000. Didn't take the screen size in to consideration. Ahhh. I get more edgimacated every day. Lol! Thanks for the hope diabloNL, you got me through the rest of my work day without too many worries.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:58 AM   #4
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It takes a few charge cycles for the battery meter to properly calibrate itself. It's very unreliable at first.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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Well then, I guess I'll have to try and cycle that battery as fast as I can... Thank you all for the help!
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Well, I've just experienced this... happily reading a book, well into the wee hours of the morning. About maybe 150 pages back it was at 40% battery, and all of a sudden the Cybook "breaks" nothing works. Tried the reset etc. A few minutes of panic later I plug in the USB cable, and the LED goes red, I press the power button and it resets the screen and powers on

I've never given it a proper charge of the battery, so I'm guessing that's what the issue is.
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:42 AM   #7
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One feature I'd love would be the ability to read the cybook while connected to power. It seems to always run out right at the best part!! Or, in one case within 3 pages of the end of the book. Sigh. I just had to wait...It is alarming the first few times, though. Having the screen still displaying a page, but without power, takes some getting used to.
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I find that connecting it to the PC for 10 minutes a day is sufficient to keep the battery at 100%. The lowest mine's ever gone was down to 70%, and that was after a week's reading on holiday without charging.
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Hmmm. Unless you read much less/more slowly than I do; possible--I read very quickly--but doubtful, I'm not getting the battery life you are. About how many page turns do you get? I could just lose track of it, but I generally need to recharge after about 1000 pages, much less if I have to search for my place. I'll have to pay more attention.
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1000 page turns seems awfully low to get a flat battery. I've certainly read several thousand.
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