Minix Neo A2 Batteries only last two days.

#1
I have owned my Minix Neo A2 Lite for two years and it performed very well until it started depleting its batteries within in a couple of days.
I am using brand new AAA batteries from a reputable manufacturer but they go flat within two days. I have found if I remove the batteries after using the remote and reinsert them when I want to use it the batteries last a lot longer. It would appear that there is a permanent internal drain on the batteries. I would be pleased if any member could advise what may be wrong. Thank you.
 

ArcticWolf

Trusted Helper
#2
I have owned my Minix Neo A2 Lite for two years and it performed very well until it started depleting its batteries within in a couple of days.
I am using brand new AAA batteries from a reputable manufacturer but they go flat within two days. I have found if I remove the batteries after using the remote and reinsert them when I want to use it the batteries last a lot longer. It would appear that there is a permanent internal drain on the batteries. I would be pleased if any member could advise what may be wrong. Thank you.
Hey & welcome Hobartian,

Please provide confirmation as to whether you own the A2 or A2 Lite, there are some differences between the two models ;)!!

Have you tried the remote re-pairing procedure?
https://theminixforum.com/index.php?threads/neo-a2-lite-re-pairing-remote-and-usb-receiver.125/

When did the sudden rapid depletion begin? Had you installed any new apps or made any system changes for example? Or, did it begin after a recent app update? (It may help to review any changes you have possibly made in case it is related.) It may also be worth just going through your Google/system apps such as the Play Store, the main Google app, etc. & just clear their caches too.

It's also possible an app or process is somehow essentially wake locking your remote by behaving incorrectly or from corruption. See how you go with the above or any suggestions/solutions others may also have too. Fingers crossed someone has seen this before or on the old forum who may have a specific solution :).

Let us know & keep us apprised :).
 

notrui2

Trusted Helper
#3
I have owned my Minix Neo A2 Lite for two years and it performed very well until it started depleting its batteries within in a couple of days.
I am using brand new AAA batteries from a reputable manufacturer but they go flat within two days. I have found if I remove the batteries after using the remote and reinsert them when I want to use it the batteries last a lot longer. It would appear that there is a permanent internal drain on the batteries. I would be pleased if any member could advise what may be wrong. Thank you.
For my experience and if you have new batteries it is not normal even with extreme use.

Try again with other new batteries.
 

Alexdroid

Active member
#4
Hello
I had the same problem with A3 and minix sent me another replacement remote control and I found that the problem is not in the remote control but in the usb receiver.
 

notrui2

Trusted Helper
#5
I have owned my Minix Neo A2 Lite for two years and it performed very well until it started depleting its batteries within in a couple of days.
I am using brand new AAA batteries from a reputable manufacturer but they go flat within two days. I have found if I remove the batteries after using the remote and reinsert them when I want to use it the batteries last a lot longer. It would appear that there is a permanent internal drain on the batteries. I would be pleased if any member could advise what may be wrong. Thank you.
Send an email to Minix Support Team:
support@minix.com.hk
 
#8
Thank you for your responses. I can confirm that my remote is the A2 Lite.

I have followed the suggestion to email the Minix support Team and I will report the outcome.
 
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