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Zune users. Battery drain issues?

I've had this weird problem where it seems my Zune's battery never really last that long. I noticed that unless I put the button lock on it would come on whenever any buttons got pressed. Just figured every once in a while I would forget and it would suck down the battery.

Finally did a search and found that the proper way to turn off the Zune is to to hold down the Back button and Down button. After doing that the only button that will get the Zune to power back up is the Play/Pause button and it takes a few seconds to "boot up". Normally I just hit the Play/Pause button until the screen goes blank and turn on the button lock. Was I putting it into some kind of sleep mode? Just wondering if this was causing my Zune's battery to not last long.




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I've always turned it off (or so I thought) like you said, by holding the play/pause button, and my battery hasn't lasted for shit, either; maybe 2-3 days between full charges.


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I've had this weird problem where it seems my Zune's battery never really last that long. I noticed that unless I put the button lock on it would come on whenever any buttons got pressed. Just figured every once in a while I would forget and it would suck down the battery.

Finally did a search and found that the proper way to turn off the Zune is to to hold down the Back button and Down button. After doing that the only button that will get the Zune to power back up is the Play/Pause button and it takes a few seconds to "boot up". Normally I just hit the Play/Pause button until the screen goes blank and turn on the button lock. Was I putting it into some kind of sleep mode? Just wondering if this was causing my Zune's battery to not last long.
sounds like typical microsoft... would be too easy to just hold one the play/pause button

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Not sure, but the iPoT has 2 'sleep' modes also.
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i haven't had any problems problems with mine....i listen to mine at last an hour and a half a day and I haven't charged it in a week.

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Holding the play/pause button is a sleep mode. I used to do the same thing and would find it completely uncharged after sitting for a few days. Hold back and down until the screen dims and throw the lock button on,then to turn it on just unlock and it will start up. You will notice the difference between both ways.
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I've always turned it off (or so I thought) like you said, by holding the play/pause button, and my battery hasn't lasted for shit, either; maybe 2-3 days between full charges.
That's exactly about what mine would last.

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Holding the play/pause button is a sleep mode. I used to do the same thing and would find it completely uncharged after sitting for a few days. Hold back and down until the screen dims and throw the lock button on,then to turn it on just unlock and it will start up. You will notice the difference between both ways.
Thanks for confirming what I was suspecting. Thought it was odd that I wouldn't use it for a while and the battery would be nearly dead.




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Useful info. I had the same problem and always wondered why it would "boot up" sometimes and just come right back on other times.
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I don't have one, but my brother does and he has complained about it draining the battery too. I'll pass this on to him. Thanks.

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Well after a week I'm happy to report I haven't charged my Zune in as long as it's still showing to be pretty healthy. It's a PITA to turn it off "properly" but it is effective. Using the normal method of holding down the Pause button I would have been dead after about 3 days.




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