RE: [Harp-L] M-Audio MicroTrack Question

I haven't contacted M-Austio about it, but I will now!  I'm not paying to fix mine, this is a defect.

pdxharpdog@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
    I have the same issue with mine - < two years old.  This is just like the early ipod batteries. I use mine all the time for practice and to record gigs - it's a drag to have to have it plugged in all the time.  Has anyone asked M-Audio about it? 
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From: Blunt White <playharp@xxxxxxxxxxx> 

> I have same problem with mine. 
> Blunt White> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 18:55:10 +0000> From: 
> wmharps@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: Re: [Harp-L] 
> M-Audio MicroTrack Question> > Jim, > > I'm having exactly the same problem with 
> my MicroTrack. I got mine > just over a year ago, and used it intermittently to 
> record gigs. I > generally got about three to four hours out of it, turning the 
> power > off during band breaks. Last month (December 07) I tried to record > 
> first at a Christmas party, and then a few days later at a gig. In > both cases 
> I got between 45 minutes and an hour before the recorder > died, batteries 
> exhausted. I don't h ave all the specifics of the > recording setup, except to 
> say that I also had the backlight turned > off and output volume down. I haven't 
> tried contacting M-Audio yet, > but will probably do that soon. > > This is a 
> pretty big negative in the design, IMHO. This device > should be made with a 
> replacable lithium ion rechargable battery, > like a digital camera, that can be 
> replaced in the field. In fact, > my new Ricoh digital camera will also run on 
> AAA batteries, in a > pinch. Now THAT's a well-designed piece of gear. > > -tim> 
> > > Jim Greenwald wrote:> > I know there are a number of list members who use 
> the original > > MicroTrack 24/96 recorder, and am hoping one of you can help 
> me, > > since I haven't been able to get through to M-Audio's support > > dept. 
> these last couple of days.> > I've had this unit a couple of ye ars and can't 
> recall how much > > recording time per charge I originally got, but currently 
> i'm > > getting less than an hour of recording on a full charge. This is > > 
> with firmware 1.4.6, no backlight, monitoring off, output volume > > down, 
> 16-bit 44.1 KHz wav, and using solid compact flash memory > > (not a 
> microdrive). Seems kind of short and don't know if I > > should send it in 
> for a battery replacement. > > Can anybody report how much time they get per 
> battery charge at > > these conditions?> > > > > 
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