Battery Problems - 9300
I've had my phone for 1.5 years and all was well but recently (Past 2 months or so) the battery has become a problem. My phone would report approx 75% charge left but it would always die at random times. I replaced the original battery that came with the phone to check and see if that was the culprit but now the same thing is happening with the new battery.
After inspecting the two batteries I have noticed that both have a significant bump or small bulge. I think it is the phone causing this and not the battery or charger. Has anyone had any experience similar to this that can give me some advice?
I'm running OS 6 Bundle 2858, on a BB Curve 9300(3G).
- 04-28-2012, 09:32 AM #2
i would blame it on an app
i would wipe the device and start from scratch and see how it acts.
Is it fine if I just uninstall all my apps? Does it have to be a complete wipe?
- 04-28-2012, 08:55 PM #5
have problems with mine as well, minus the swelling, heres my problem ...it shuts down wit out warning i have to connect it to the wall charger for it to come back up...when it starts it show the battery is dead (note: doesn't show dat the battery is dying), also wen i'm charging it, it stops at half battery life, when i do a battery pull it shows that the battery is full...what u ting could be the problem?
This sounds a lot like what i was experiencing before it got worse. I had the same things happen to me, shuts down with warning, battery is dead when it starts, says battery is full when it displays only half.
Also, does your backcover of your curve not snap on very well, as in it is always loose on one side?
- 05-31-2012, 01:58 PM #7
Exact same problems!
I have had my BB Curve 9300 for 1.5 years now too and have been having the exact same problems as everyone on here has mentioned! Battery problem where it suddenly says EMPTY BATTERY after a couple of hours MAX without any warning and shuts off for good unless it can be re-charged again. It then says the battery is full after maybe only about 10mins charging. Does this with replacement battery too.
Also one side of the back cover won't stay on properly. All this has happened in roughtly the last 2 months.
It's awful. It is as if it was made to last 12 months max and then deteriorate after that until it falls apart physically and internally and is not useful at all...!
- 05-31-2012, 09:51 PM #8
I have not had THOSE problems but I have had a few battery meter issues in which it will stay at one percentage for 5-10 minutes and then snap to the correct percentage. My old 3G didn't have that issue but it did have the trackpad issue that has been discussed in the forums before. I love Blackberry overall but between this one Curve and a few technicalities I cant help but wonder about switching platforms. I seriously hope that OS10 fixes some problems.
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- CrackBerry Newbie
10-03-2012, 05:20 PM #9
- 4 Posts
I have the same issues (except the loose cover). However, I found that if I mess w/ the cable, I get better results as in it stays on if I wrap a rubber band around it and rig it so the cable & connector are pulled forward. I know it's very McGyverish but it's the only way I can even get it to work. Taking it off the cable completely kills it in abt 15 mins.
I've ordered a new cable. I'll post any results. Wld you post what you did if you've managed to fix this issue?
Last edited by iluminameluna; 10-03-2012 at 05:20 PM. Reason: Had to comment on "same issues"
- CrackBerry Abuser
10-03-2012, 06:03 PM #10
- 358 Posts
The 9300 has a flaw where sometimes the its battery door does securely hold the battery in place. With heating and cooling of the battery there is exapansion and contraction respectively, were battery sometimes shifts around inside thus not charging correctly.
Some have resorted to placing small cardboard piece behind the battery pushing it flush against power connectors on the phone. This crude method solves the problem.
NB: A SWELLED BATTERY WILL DAMAGE THE PHONE'S MOTHER BOARD.
- CrackBerry Abuser
10-03-2012, 06:10 PM #11
- 358 Posts
The battery maybe moving around a little but enough to cause issue even the the battery door is secure actually see if there battery can be moved around by gently pushing it when inserted in the phone. If this occurs proceed by the cardboard method.
A case of company issued 9300's was solved this way after workers reported issues mentioned in this thread.
- 10-11-2012, 11:30 AM #12
Re: Battery Problems - 9300
Been having a similar problem on my 9330 through Sprint. Though I'm pretty sure it's just the Sprint network. Been roaming in the middle of my living room for the past couple of months. My battery is at 70% by the time I get home from work, (I work 6:30am-5:30pm) once I get home, I'll be roaming for 2 minutes then get kicked back to the Sprint network for 30 seconds, at which point nothing works (calls, texts, web, nothing goes through, works fine while roaming but eats up the battery). By the time I put it on the charger before bed, it's usually beeping at me due to a low battery.