8042 battery life?

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  1. esguerra

    esguerra Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Merry christmas to everybody. I just got a Kyros mid8042 as a gift. I use it primarily for watching videos. Although I need help with a couple of things.
    Off the bad I immediately noticed how short my battery life is. I'm hoping its only because I wasn't able to fully charge it the first time around.
    How long should I charge my tablet and how long should I expect it to last? At the rate i'm going I think mine lasts only good for one movie.
    i'm thinking i should constantly kill processes in the task manager to optimize battery life


    Secondly, is it true that if my tablet is rooted, I can watch videos directly from my 1TB hard disk? if so, how do i root my tablet? what good comes out of rooting the tablet in the first place?

    Thanks everyone.

    Joe
     
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    smalltowngirl13 Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats on the tab Joe and welcome aboard!
     
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    Hi Joe, congratulations on your new tablet and welcome to the forum. I'm moving your thread to the Coby Generation 3 section for you, where more people are likely to join the discussion and try to help you. Good luck!
     
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    Charge your tablet overnight. The batteries are rated for up to 8 hours before needing a charge, but that assumes the tablet is constantly on. During normal usage situations you should be able to double that. Be aware though that playing video will drain the battery faster.
     
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    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

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    The battery life is the best of the tablets I have, charge it 100%. 8 to 10 hours is normal for the 8042, 7042 4 to 6 hours are normal, 8048 3 to 4 are normal.

    Yes you can mount hardrives, as far as rooting goes a simple search will give you that answer.
     
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