1. trailguydrz's Avatar
    New user-excuse my lack of technical prowess. My Tour is about one year old, and has already depleted one battery. I rarely ever let my Berry power run completely dead, but today it ran to complete shutdown. Plugged it in to charge-been two hours and all I get is a blinking red indicator. Phone will not power on, I have pulled the battery, tried it all. Every now and then when trying to power on, I get a depleted charge bar with a lightning bolt symbol. Do I have another junk battery, or does anyone more advanced have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
    07-10-10 08:50 PM
  2. pblakk's Avatar
    That really just sounds like a bad battery. Get a new one.
    07-10-10 09:20 PM
  3. trailguydrz's Avatar
    Thanks pb....thought that may be the problem. Nice to have someone more knowledgeable reinforce my theory. Appreciate the response, being a newbie and all that.
    07-10-10 09:39 PM
  4. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    Are you charging via USB or the wall charger? USB charges rather slowly, sometimes to the point it doesn't seem to be doing anything at all...

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    07-10-10 10:44 PM
  5. trailguydrz's Avatar
    Wall charger, tried car charger-nothing seems to work.
    07-10-10 11:13 PM
  6. RegE's Avatar
    Sometimes, when you deplete a battery to the point where it's totally 'flat', you can cause the polarity to reverse, rendering the battery totally useless and dead forever - unable to recharge. They do make chargers that can correct this phenomenon, but I haven't seen them for these types of batteries. You should always shut the phone down when the capacity reaches 5-10% to avoid damaging the battery. Never let the phone die on its own. The one thing I don't like about this phone is I don't get a 'low battery' warning. I have to keep an eye on my levels as I talk.
    07-12-10 12:06 AM
  7. dirt619's Avatar
    Iv had mine for a year as well and my battery is fine. Its either your charger or you need a new battery.
    07-12-10 12:15 AM