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Battery Suddenly Depleting
Out of nowhere today, my phones battery is dying faster than normal. I read the old posts about what to do, I close everything out by hitting menu..close, i erased all apps i never used, games i never used awhile ago and i never had a problem. I woke up this morning after charging it all night and had a full battery, i have only sent maybe 6 texts and had one BBM convo for 5 mins and closed it out after....i am doing a battery pull right now...any other suggestions? Maybe time for a new battery? Although I feel like this is still new. Thanks everyone!
- 01-31-2010, 04:57 AM #5
Just make sure wifi and Bluetooth are off, unless you are using them. Most blackberry batteries are good for everyday charges for a year or so. After that I have noticed that it just depended on what device I was using. Once the battery starts going it is about done. May want totey amazon, eBay or here at crackberry for areplacement.
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- 01-31-2010, 12:12 PM #9
Yeah, I think its a battery as well
The Li-Ion batteries that come in modern devices have a good life, and only have a limited number of lifecycles. A lifecyle is a complete dead-to-full charge, so the fewer of these the better. However I have read that it is actually healthy to completely kill the battery and re-charge it to "condition" it (I'm thinking once every month or 2). Once a battery is nearing the end of its life, it will just not hold a charge very long, and the transition from "good" to "buy a new battery" is very short - unlike the older ni-cad rechargables that would slowly taper off throughout their whole life.
However, try afew things before rushing out to buy a new battery.
1) with the phone turned off, give it a good 12 hrs on the charger.
2) try different charging options - use a different charger, charge on your PC instead of the charger (even try a different USB port)
3) try different cables (could have a bad connection)
4) lastly, if you can try a different battery (from a buddy, family member, co-worker, etc) to narrow things down
you don't have go in the order I put them in... they're just different things to try
- 01-31-2010, 01:37 PM #11
Is lithium-ion the ideal battery?
The reason why you had to discharge the old nickel-cadmium batteries because they did have memory cycles.