|03-27-2013, 10:04 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Device: Kobo Glo
rapid battery drain
I have had my Kobo Glo about 3 weeks and I notice a rapid battery drain. I don't use WIFI and I read about 30 - 60 minutes a day. I usually leave it on Sleep but I find that the battery indicator doesn't give precise values. A few days ago it was around 40%, then a rapid drain to 27% the next morning and in the afternoon of the same day I got the message "Charge your reader". I did a complete charge of the battery two days ago, I read for two nights, last night it was on 99%. I powered it off and turned it on this morning, 94%. Is this normal?
At this rate it will not even last for 20 hours per charge. I am very disappointed, I am going on vacation in about a week and was hoping to have a reader that would give me many hours of reading time. The 15-day period to return it to the store is over, unfortunately. Could there be any other reason for the battery drain?
Thanks for any help!
|03-28-2013, 06:21 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo
Do you use a case/cover/sleeve? There seems to be a bug in the firmware that causes the battery to drain very fast when the screen is touched while the device is going to sleep.
The work around is: when you're finished reading, put the device to sleep with the slider. WAIT a while (at least until the screen has changed to the sleep screen), and only then close the case or put the device in the sleeve.
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