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How To Charge an MP3 Player

A TechLore "Ask the Experts" Question...

A TechLore "Ask the Experts" Question...

A TechLore "Ask the Experts" Question...

Question:

I need to know how to change the battery on an MP3 player that has no apparent opening for the battery. What do I do, and is there any type of charger I can buy for it?

-submitted by Amanda N Echo

Answer:

Battery powered MP3 players typically get their power in one of three different ways: (1) regular alkaline batteries, e.g. AAA or AA, (2) rechargeable alkaline batteries usually also AA or AA, or (3) lithium-ion batteries such as those found in almost all cell phones.

MP3 players with no battery compartment are most certainly powered by a lithium-ion battery. An example of this is Apple's famous iPod line of MP3 players. These batteries are designed to be recharged and used throughout the life of the device. This is great for the consumer because lithium-ion batteries are typically going to give you a longer battery life than alkaline batteries.

As mentioned above, it is usually not necessary to change batteries in the device unless the battery has reached the end of its life which is not the case with your MP3 player. Lithium-ion batteries in MP3 players are typically charged in one of two different ways: (1) through a charger that plugs into a wall outlet and connects to the player, or (2) through a USB (or FireWire) cable that is used to connect it to your computer. Since it sounds like you did not receive a charger with your MP3 player, your MP3 player probably charges via a USB cable that came with the device. Plug the USB cable into your MP3 player and the other end into your computer and you should see a message that the MP3 player is charging!

Ron Repking - TechLore.com

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July 28, 2009 2:40 PM

this is my first time having an mp3 player how can i charge on a public compture

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December 6, 2010 1:48 PM

Can I charge my mp3 player on a computer without having a battery in it

December 23, 2010 11:14 PM

got an mp3. am i just put the wire in the usb as like am going to download music. on the screen of the computer nothing had been displayed but on the screen of the mp3 it is with lights on and a computer and a usb are displayed and like a connection between them. is this right. is it charging and for how long should i leave it to be full? thanks so much

View unverified member's comment - posted by Darcy Smith

January 25, 2011 12:57 AM

I've been using both rechargeable and battery operated mp3 and so far i have no problem with them. I think with proper brand of battery to buy it will cost you a lifetime freedom of being stressed for your mp3. Thus it is also a very important matter know know how to buy your mp3's like what i did when i followed some basic advice at http://lyndseybattle.com/important-ideas-in-buying-mp3-players/ Till now i'm using them without any sort of problem when battery gets low.

View unverified member's comment - posted by problem

August 25, 2011 8:53 PM

how to charge mp3 player with broken usb port. also to see internal picture of sony walkman player

View unverified member's comment - posted by Prakash

March 22, 2012 4:16 PM

I have an ikasu shuffle mp3 player and i dont want to overcharge it, i know you have to charge it for 4 hours but if i charged it for 5 hours then would have i overcharged it? also how can i see on my laptop (after connecting shuffle/mp3 player) how long it has charged for .....? i hope i get an answer :)x

April 18, 2012 5:50 AM

guys in usb mp3 there is fixed recharging battery it can be charged by computer by safety removing and letting usb be connected to pc or another way there is a switch of like i-phone charger the you can use that as a charger either ..... sorry if my english isn't that good.......

View unverified member's comment - posted by mhe43

October 10, 2013 12:01 AM

mhe43 said: While I use USB recharge my mp3, should I leave the switch of mp3 on or off.
It doesn't matter. If on it will take longer to charge but either way it will charge fne.

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