06-24-09 07:35 PM
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  1. forevermoreDREA's Avatar
    I was just wondering how everyone else charges their bold? Do you turn off the entire unit completely? Or just keep it charging while its on? I've gotten accustomed to turning off my phone entirely...and as I look at it now, the light on the top keeps flashing red (with a hint of green). Is that normal?

    Help?

    Oh, and how do you know once its done charging? Approximately how long does it take to fully charge?

    Thank you!
    06-23-09 06:06 PM
  2. DreamAs2Live4Evr's Avatar
    I charge mine with a charging pod. I sometimes use wallcharger depending on my mood. The flashing light is normal if you have it turned off. I let my Bold charge over night.
    06-23-09 06:10 PM
  3. DreamAs2Live4Evr's Avatar
    Also when its charging you will have a lightning bolt icon which disappears when its fully charged.
    06-23-09 06:11 PM
  4. bt224's Avatar
    Yep, I use the pod and leave it on to charge overnight.
    06-23-09 06:12 PM
  5. forevermoreDREA's Avatar
    does it usually take overnight? I'm just using a wallcharger and thought I'd give it about 4 hrs to fully charge then turn it back on.. so 4 hrs might not be enough to completely charge? overnight is better?
    06-23-09 06:14 PM
  6. Username00089's Avatar
    I just use the wall charger and charge it overnight no matter what. Usually I
    get a good day out of it depending how much I'm doing on the phone. If it's
    necessary I charge it a bit more while at work.
    06-23-09 06:27 PM
  7. bt224's Avatar
    Also when its charging you will have a lightning bolt icon which disappears when its fully charged.
    This is the only way to know. Charge time depends on how low the battery was.
    06-23-09 06:30 PM
  8. capitaaah's Avatar
    Leave it on, charge overnight in pod. The bedside mode clock is great.
    06-23-09 06:44 PM
  9. AŁaric's Avatar
    Charging pod + bedside mode = the way to go.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-23-09 06:50 PM
  10. forevermoreDREA's Avatar
    everyone seems to have a charging pod.. are there different kinds? i see the shop here sells one..for $24.95, is that similar to the one's you all have? is it a good pod?
    06-23-09 07:48 PM
  11. DreamAs2Live4Evr's Avatar
    The charging pod for 24.95 is the way to go. The other option is the powerstation which is more but also has a spare battery charger. I have the one for 24.95 and it works great for me.
    06-23-09 07:52 PM
  12. bt224's Avatar
    everyone seems to have a charging pod.. are there different kinds? i see the shop here sells one..for $24.95, is that similar to the one's you all have? is it a good pod?
    Dunno, but the OEM pod is less than $15 on Newegg.com and on Amazon.

    Newegg.com - BlackBerry 30758LRP Desktop Charging Pod For Bold 9000 - Cell Phone Accessories
    06-23-09 08:09 PM
  13. pinoi's Avatar
    Charging pod + bedside mode = the way to go.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    +1

    I only charge mine when I go to bed on my pod + charging pod in bedside mode. I usually go to bed at midnight then wake up at 430am and its fully charged to last the whole day.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-23-09 08:11 PM
  14. OldDeadOne's Avatar
    I turn mine off and put mine on the pod whenever mine needs charging at night
    06-23-09 08:22 PM
  15. forevermoreDREA's Avatar
    sorry to ask, but what's bedside mode? the little light is now green and is staying on, its not blinking like it was before..does that mean it's fully charged?
    Last edited by forevermoreDREA; 06-23-09 at 08:48 PM.
    06-23-09 08:24 PM
  16. madneon's Avatar
    Charging pod + bedside mode = the way to go.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Yeah and I thought I was the only one LOL
    06-23-09 08:34 PM
  17. timd28's Avatar
    Dunno, but the OEM pod is less than $15 on Newegg.com and on Amazon.

    Newegg.com - BlackBerry 30758LRP Desktop Charging Pod For Bold 9000 - Cell Phone Accessories
    Good call... just picked up a new charging pod for $11.49 on Amazon! Prime member so I got free 2 day shipping too. Sweet!
    06-23-09 09:51 PM
  18. shwy's Avatar
    I use the USB since I am on my computer for a LOT of my day.
    06-23-09 10:27 PM
  19. BDBOLD's Avatar
    I usually fall asleep with it in my hand browsing cb forums. So its wall charger behind bed for
    Me.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-23-09 10:47 PM
  20. ARSC's Avatar
    use the usb cable connect it with my notebook.
    06-23-09 11:02 PM
  21. Jonneh's Avatar
    I use the USB since I am on my computer for a LOT of my day.
    Same here. I was beginning to think I was the only one left here on Crackberry that uses the USB wall-charger.
    06-23-09 11:08 PM
  22. luvshertorch's Avatar
    My bold only gets put on the charger when I'm going to bed with is just a wall charger. Other than that me bolds batterys last me all day with heavy use. The only other time is when the battery is sorta low and I'm going to be out all night is when I charger it for like 20 mins maybe and it will last the rest of the night.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    06-23-09 11:11 PM
  23. joeybee's Avatar
    Charge Pod overnight by the bed(use it as my alarm clock)
    06-23-09 11:16 PM
  24. rgalen's Avatar
    I misunderstood the OP about how to charge my Bold.

    I usually say, "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in ...
    06-23-09 11:35 PM
  25. xDAKx's Avatar
    I leave mine on the wall charger for about 3-4 hours, I usually charge mine when it reaches the 15-20% point, I can go from that to fully charged (100% and no "lightening bolt") in that amount of time, unless I pull it off early to make a call.

    I'm planning on getting the charging pod, as I like the idea of it having its own little "dock"
    06-24-09 12:43 AM
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