1. snowy841's Avatar
    My Curve is completely charged. In about an hour, the battery "appears" dead and is flashing red/dead battery.

    When I do a restart on the phone (alt/shift/delete) it fixes the problem and the battery appears to be normal charge again.

    This happens again 2-3 times per day. I feel like I am living the movie Groundhog day with this phone.

    Do I need a new battery?

    I have even updated the operating system over the weekend and this has not fixed it either.

    Any help would be appreciated...I have not even owned this phone for a year.
    11-19-12 08:02 PM
  2. AVPTI's Avatar
    Take your battery our...lie it on a flat surfce...if it is able to spin then you need a new battery.

    If not, try wiping your phone clean (do a backup before of course)
    11-19-12 08:18 PM
  3. Michael Madoo's Avatar
    it sounds as though you need a new battery
    11-19-12 08:39 PM
  4. JWWDUKE's Avatar
    My wifes curve was doing a similar thing and when I bought a new battery and compared them, I quickly realized that the old one was swelled up and almost rounded instead of being flat. No problems since replacing battery and it's been about 6 or 7 months.
    11-19-12 09:06 PM
  5. snowy841's Avatar
    I tried the spin thing, the battery would not spin, stays flat and does not look bubbled. Very flat.

    JWWDUKE approx. how much does a new battery cost?
    11-19-12 09:12 PM
  6. rickkel's Avatar
    This is EXACTLY what was happening on my phone. It is definitely the battery. Be careful not to buy a knock off replacement. I went through CrackBerry for mine.
    12-02-12 11:41 AM
  7. snowy841's Avatar
    So I have replaced the battery with the exact same type battery....and woke up this morning....SAME PROBLEM. Not fixed.

    I need help please, any other ideas???
    12-04-12 08:22 AM
  8. jpaulo604's Avatar
    How about the metal connectors for the battery ? Perhaps during use with temperature they lose contact ... perhaps a metal connector cleaner spray or actually replacing them.

    12-04-12 12:59 PM
  9. snowy841's Avatar
    I will try the connectors tonight. As it is a new phone I don't like messing with it but will try. I am stumped!
    12-04-12 02:29 PM
  10. jpaulo604's Avatar
    If it is a new phone and you have warranty, i would take it to the repair shop or to be replaced.

    12-05-12 08:14 AM

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