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Old 10-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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PRS-600 Battery Life

Someone else mentioned recently that their PRS-600 died overnight, but I can't find that topic - I just wanted to mention that the same thing happened to me.

After fully charging my PRS-600 when I first got it, the charge lasted almost 2 weeks (including short bursts of charging when it was being updated). Then I recharged it overnight with my PSP charger; full bars, no red light. When I used it, however, I noticed that it seemed to be losing charge faster than before and, sure enough, it went from 2 bars to stone dead last night.

I'm charging it via USB this time to see if it makes a difference.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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You need to kill the battery then fully charge the device a few times to 'calibrate' the power meter. I was getting very short life at first but after a few full charging sessions my 600 will last almsot 2 weeks.

Charging via usb will take longer but will probably give you the same results. I prefer using my PSP charger.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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The only time that my PRS-600 has nearly died overnight is when I leave it plugged into my computer's USB and absentmindedly turn my computer off. It leaves the PRS-600 in a state where it appears to be charging, but it stays on all night and nearly drained my battery.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:17 AM   #4
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600 battery is fine. It will absolutely NOT die if unless you keep pressing some button all the time.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:12 AM   #5
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PRS-600 died overnight
My PRS-600 died overnight, but only because it was on the "Loading" screen after the USB cable had been disconnected after loading 6,000 eBooks. But that is another story ....

During normal usage the PRS-600 is fine.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:08 AM   #6
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Really?

So no one else is having to charge it at least twice as often as the 505?

I'm back down to one bar today. I had 3 last night. It got a charge on Monday.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:11 AM   #7
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Have you been using the touch screen a lot? That certainly increases power consumption.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:39 AM   #8
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nope I tend to use the buttons when reading. I only use the touchscreen for making the odd note or for the dictionary.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #9
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You need to kill the battery then fully charge the device a few times to 'calibrate' the power meter. I was getting very short life at first but after a few full charging sessions my 600 will last almsot 2 weeks.
Welp, I don't know if that's the case or not, but charging it via USB seems to have created a "longer lasting" charge - I'll have to alternate between the two modes for a bit - maybe there's something about the PSP charger that causes a less complete charge.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #10
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Really?

So no one else is having to charge it at least twice as often as the 505?

I'm back down to one bar today. I had 3 last night. It got a charge on Monday.
How are you charging it?
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:58 PM   #11
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So no one else is having to charge it at least twice as often as the 505?
I'm also a bit disappointed with the 600.
My 505 runs for about 4 weeks on a single charge.
With similar use my 600 runs for about 1-1½ week depending on how much I use the dictionary.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:42 PM   #12
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My PRS-600 died overnight, but only because it was on the "Loading" screen after the USB cable had been disconnected after loading 6,000 eBooks. But that is another story ....

During normal usage the PRS-600 is fine.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #13
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I've only had my reader for a little over a week, but I was surprised after reading for only a few hours that my battery had gone to half full. I'll charge and drain a few times to see if that helps.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:36 PM   #14
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I use a PSP adaptor at work, and USB at home.

It got charged yesterday so had 4 bars last night on my way home and when I went to get it this afternoon... "No Battery". So it's now had several hours on USB to recharge :-/
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:51 PM   #15
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Do check that you haven't accidentally left the MP3 player on.

This drains the battery very quickly.
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