1. bushati's Avatar
    Hey guys

    I had forgot to charge my phone over night and woke up to it dead the next morning. Problem now is when i put it in the wall charger the lightning bolt shows up but it does not charge the phone. I used different outlets so that wasnt the problem. Currently im charging it through my pc via USB but its really slow and i cant depend on it.

    I didnt get the phone through my provider so i dont want to rush into buying a new battery or charger if i dont have to. Btw i have an 8900. Any advice?
    01-15-11 06:16 PM
  2. f0xx386's Avatar
    If its charging via usb and not the wall charger then its obvious you need a new wall charger. You said you get the lightning bolt symbol when you use the wall charger, how long did you leave it to charge before deciding it wasnt working?
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    01-15-11 07:42 PM
  3. albee 1's Avatar
    If you drained it completely it may take a few hours to bring it back. Draining a Lithium-ion battery completely is the worst thing you can do to it.

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    01-15-11 08:22 PM
  4. bushati's Avatar
    It charged 100% via usb and now im waiting for it to go down so i can try the wall charger over night..would there be any reason why the wall charger would just stop working?
    01-15-11 08:37 PM
  5. albee 1's Avatar
    If your getting the lightning bolt symbols, something is getting charged. Was the symbol showing the night it died?

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    01-15-11 10:33 PM
  6. mcg3745's Avatar
    Could the lightning bolt just mean it is connected? I have had phones in the past that recognized a power source but wouldnt charge. im guessing a new wall charger solves problem.
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    01-16-11 10:32 AM
  7. bushati's Avatar
    Could the lightning bolt just mean it is connected? I have had phones in the past that recognized a power source but wouldnt charge. im guessing a new wall charger solves problem.
    Yes this is what happened I think. The wall charger was recognized but didnt charge the battery. Weird enough though its working now but im gonna get a new one. Thanks for the help guys!!
    01-16-11 04:28 PM
  8. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    if it recognises it but can't charge, it won't show the lightning bolt symbol, from what I know.
    01-16-11 06:52 PM
  9. JRZLocal's Avatar
    Most blackberries won't turn on if there is less than a 5% charge. If you get the lightening bolt or just a red led but the phone won't turn on it means the battery is totally dead so just let it charge for 4 to 6 hrs and you'll be good. The wall charger always charges faster than. The usb on the computer.

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    01-16-11 10:42 PM
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