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Old 03-13-2007, 09:35 AM   #76
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I had the exact same problem! I drained the battery quickly by playing an MP3 (it auto-repeats!) and then I recharged: problem solved.

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Old 03-14-2007, 04:14 AM   #77
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I like many have this battery 'not charging' issue since upgrading the firmware

I read earlier and it worked for me just plug the mains charger in WHILE the reader is on, the battery indicator went to showing a full charge instantly, saved me have to do a soft reset

Untill they sort this bug out .......
I was sceptical about this, but I've just tried it, and it works! My battery meter was stuck at three bar after a night's charging, but with the Reader switched on I unplugged and reconnected the wall charger and instantly the meter went up to max.

I think I'll stick with the wall charger until they fix this firmware bug, hopefully in the next update. At least this is a lot easier than having to do a soft reset!
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I was sceptical about this, but I've just tried it, and it works! My battery meter was stuck at three bar after a night's charging, but with the Reader switched on I unplugged and reconnected the wall charger and instantly the meter went up to max.

I think I'll stick with the wall charger until they fix this firmware bug, hopefully in the next update. At least this is a lot easier than having to do a soft reset!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the battery meter always shows four bars when charging? I never seen it different even if the battery is drained it still shows four bars when connecting the charger.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:14 AM   #79
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the battery meter always shows four bars when charging? I never seen it different even if the battery is drained it still shows four bars when connecting the charger.
No, that's not the way mine behaves. Mine shows the current charge level, with a "lightning bolt" symbol alongside it to indicate that it's charging.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:01 AM   #80
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I have always had mine turned "OFF" when charging via the wall, so now I am curious to see what happens if I try it while on and what shows up on the screen... half to remember this and see what I see if anything. Lighning bolt? hmmmmmm
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:30 AM   #81
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Lighning bolt? hmmmmmm
Yes - immediately to the right of the battery meter. You can use the Reader as normal when it's charging from the wall charger.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:33 AM   #82
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Thanks Harry, I got curious so although I didn't need a charge just turned it on and put in the plug. There is that puppy right there LOL...... Learned something new <G>
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:42 AM   #83
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A solar panel like the ones on calculators would have been nice. Remove the MP3 player that is only 10% of the use of the PRS and solar could work with it. Since you need light to use eink, it makes sense...
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No, that's not the way mine behaves. Mine shows the current charge level, with a "lightning bolt" symbol alongside it to indicate that it's charging.
Hmm...I must be mistaking then. I will check it next time. What will be soon since my battery is empty in no time.
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:41 AM   #85
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Gah I'm having problems with my two Readers too, now. I charged it fully on Wednesday, and haven't used it. I pick it up today (Saturday), and it's down to two bars. Never had this problem prior to the firmware update. Grr! Resetting it the first time seemed to fix it, but I'll be blowed if I'm going to have to keep resetting it EVERY time I charge the thing.

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Old 03-18-2007, 10:33 AM   #86
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Gah I'm having problems with my two Readers too, now. I charged it fully on Wednesday, and haven't used it. I pick it up today (Saturday), and it's down to two bars. Never had this problem prior to the firmware update. Grr! Resetting it the first time seemed to fix it, but I'll be blowed if I'm going to have to keep resetting it EVERY time I charge the thing.

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As some of us have verified, just plug in the charger when you have the reader on and it will reset the battery indicator. No need to do a soft reset.
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Thanks for that info. I'll try that. Sounds like a pretty crappy bug.
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To clarify, what you have to do to reset the battery meter is switch the Reader on, then with it switched on, plug the switched-on charger into the Reader. It's the act of plugging in the charger while the Reader is switched on that seems to correctly reset the meter. ie do your normal charge with the Reader switched off, then pull the charger plug out of the Reader, turn the Reader on, and plug the charger back in for a few seconds.
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As some of us have verified, just plug in the charger when you have the reader on and it will reset the battery indicator. No need to do a soft reset.
Yep, this has been working for me as well.
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