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Is my Sansa Clip+'s battery defective?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I've been hearing how a lot of people have been getting around 12 hours of playback time from their Clip+'s.  I am really disappointed in mine.  I get about 4 hours of playback with the volume at 75%, playing 320 kbp and less MP3's.  I set all the settings to the minimum, such as setting it to minimal brightness, to increase playback time. 

 

I have had my Clip+ for about 3 weeks and I am amazed at the SQ, but was disappointed in the battery life.

I usually charge it through a wall outlet and through my PC.  I haven't charged it too many times.

 

Is it defective?


Edited by HydroTurtle - 7/6/10 at 2:46am
post #2 of 10

I get 12 hours on mine using Rockbox with FLAC files. If I am using 128kps MP3 I get about 14 hours or more.

 

However, on the stock firmware I was also getting about 6 hours most of the time using FLAC. Try updating your firmware or go with Rockbox.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

I just updated the firmware and I don't think it changed anything.

You think I'll be able to get a replacement from Sandisk?

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by LFF View Post

I get 12 hours on mine using Rockbox with FLAC files. If I am using 128kps MP3 I get about 14 hours or more.

 

However, on the stock firmware I was also getting about 6 hours most of the time using FLAC. Try updating your firmware or go with Rockbox.


The stock firmware is indeed dreadfully inefficient with FLAC files......my old V2 original Clip would drop from 14-15 hours with high-bitrate MP3 to about 8 with FLAC. I have not even bothered with FLAC on the Clip+ asides from testing SanDisk's claims of gapless playback.(which isn't quite there, but much better than the Fuze).

post #5 of 10

I use mostly v0 mp3 and some FLAC on my clip+ and I get somewhere between 18-19 hours on rockbox. I never tried the sansa firmware but the previous owner said he got around 6 hours I think.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I use mostly v0 mp3 and some FLAC on my clip+ and I get somewhere between 18-19 hours on rockbox. I never tried the sansa firmware but the previous owner said he got around 6 hours I think.


I may be coming into possession of a second Clip+ soon....if that comes to pass, then I may give RB a shot on one of them.

post #7 of 10

I get around 9 hours on mine. MP3 files. No RockBox.

post #8 of 10

You should be getting more than 4 hours, even with FS.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

I'm listening to it right now and it went from 36% to 19% in like 14 minutes.

 

Wtf is goin on!  You think I'll be able to get a replacement from Sandisk?

 

EDIT: And now 19% to 13% in 4  minutes!?!?!?

         ..........It...died..,.................                           

 

 

 

                                    WTF


Edited by HydroTurtle - 7/6/10 at 12:58pm
post #10 of 10

Yeah that doesn't sound normal. Contact SanDisk support/warranty and see what they say. I'm pretty sure they will replace it because it certainly seems faulty.

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