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Old 12-17-2008, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I recently did 2 long haul flights (~11 hours each), and before the first flight, I turned it off as usual, with around 30% battery, and when I arrived, the battery was dead, and wouldn't turn on.

After the 2nd flight, I turned off the radio first, then the device, and had the same result starting with a 50% battery.

Any ideas? I'm running 4.7.0.75.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I do several flights a week and have zero battery drain when the unit is off.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Could it be you're just letting it go to sleep and not turning it off? When sleeping it's probably constantly searching for a network and that is a major battery drain. I fly all the time and mine never loses battery when off.
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Could it be you're just letting it go to sleep and not turning it off? When sleeping it's probably constantly searching for a network and that is a major battery drain. I fly all the time and mine never loses battery when off.
That seems plausible
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Could it be you're just letting it go to sleep and not turning it off? When sleeping it's probably constantly searching for a network and that is a major battery drain. I fly all the time and mine never loses battery when off.
Can you explain the differences. Does holding the power button not turn it completely off?
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I selected the "Power Off" option on the menu, and waited for it to power down so that pressing a button (other than holding down the power button of course) would not bring the screen back up. I would presume this would be "Off".
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I would bet it hit the time you have it set to turn on automaticlly. try turning off next work connections too when you are on a flight.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I had this happen recently too. I had about 30% left, turned off the radio but did not do a full power off so I could use it on the plane. My flight was only about two hours, I never used it, but when I got to the other end it was dead as a brick? Since then I now turn the radio off first and then do a full power off, defeats the purpose of using it "offline" on the plane though. Also, I don't have any auto turn on or off settings, so that won't be it?
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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several times i had a cam on the flightdeck with me on long flights and when i try turning the cam on it has no batt left . the same goes for the phone batt i think but not sure yet . when ever i have a flight to some parts in mexico where u r over g level this hapens offten .
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