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Hey Frank,

The battery drain problem is well known and is said to be the result of a problem capacitor in a couple of batches of the H1.
You should return it and get a new one.
BTW I have a Sony M10 and love it.

http://cheesycam.com/zoom-h1-battery-drain/

Steve Koto
On Dec 13, 2010, at 5:16 AM, Frank Strauss wrote:

> Hello all-As a result of an October post, I bought a Zoom H1 recordedr.  It
> is, for the most part, a very nice little unit.  Having said that, the first
> one I got would discharge a battery in about a day and half, with the unit
> turned off.  I returned it and got a replacement.  It also discharges the
> battery in about a day and a half.  If anyone else is using this unit, have
> you had similar battery performance?  Is it possible that you can only use
> this unit by taking the battery out while it's not being used? I don't mind
> doing that, but you have to re-enter the date and time info every time the
> battery is removed and then replaced. Thanks.
> 
> 
> -- 
> Frank B Strauss, DMD