BlackBerry showing bolt, but not charging
when i connect my charger to my phone it shows the charging bolt but will not charge!, i have tried using other blackberry batteries that are compatible with my phone, and it still will not charge but will show the bolt. I have also tried putting the charger into a different power source, and that does not work. Any clue why this is happening?
- 08-18-11, 08:28 AM #5
What is the percentage charge you're stuck on? My 9930 stays stuck on 95% for hours hooked up to the charger it shipped with at work. Only time I've seen it at 100% was after leaving it on to charge all night using the charger that came with my Storm 2 at home.
Only thing I can think of is that the battery itself is protecting itself from overcharge but the OS thinks it should take more charge, and it takes a while for it to get sorted out and the phone to decide the battery really is charged.
Is this anything like what you're seeing?
- 08-18-11, 08:39 AM #6
Ok, this is exposing myself to accusations (not necessarily false) of being an absolute tool, but I once left my BB plugged into the charger for hours without seeing any increase in battery level.
I did everything I could think of - from switching off, to re-starting, to battery pulls...
Eventually I discovered the charger was plugged into the wall... but the switch was not flicked on
- 08-19-11, 01:48 PM #7
i concluded that the battery is not charging by checking the battery status.
tell me 1 thing, did ur phone got damaged or sumthing recently?
i have now finally handed over the phone to the service center guy.....fingers crossed!
still, please let me know if ny1 happens to know the solution.
- 08-19-11, 02:13 PM #8
Im having a problem too. My battery icon will switch from the lightning bolt to the plug but when i go to device and status information it shows the battery at 95%. Yesterday the icon showed the plug when the battery was at 75%.
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08-19-11, 02:31 PM #9
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I had this issue too, and it might be a glitch with the battery meter. Reason I say that is because after I charged the phone overnight, it got stuck at 90%however, after heavy use for about an hour, the battery barely moved at all.
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- 08-24-11, 02:28 PM #13
I have the same issue..it charges up to a certain percentage and it stops. I should mention that the flash symbol is flashing during this time (just a note since there are forum posting debating whether the flash should be flashing during charging) Also, the battery seems to drain really fast (15% after being on the phone for 10 min). Battery pull didn't solve the problem.
- 08-25-11, 01:47 PM #15
I'm running 7.0 Bundle 1296 (v 188.8.131.52). I s 241 the version or is 296? I read about people having different versions but I don't know if it's the last 3 digits of the bundle or the v.184.108.40.206
- 08-25-11, 02:33 PM #17
The first time I got the phone (Sunday the 21st) I charged it using the original charger and it took a full charge. The problem seemed to start once I used a dock charger I bought from a Verizon store and since then it goes to 90% charge (according to the Device Status but the battery icon goes to full charge) and the charging flash symbol keeps flashing. I also charged it w/ the original charger in my car on the way home and went to 100%. Original charger in the work outlet doesn't charge to full but only to 90%. I bought this phone in PA and I live in NJ and really do not want to have to go back there to replace the battery or the phone and the Sprint corporate store is not replacing it.