1. nick.priest's Avatar
    Im buying a new battery for my Bold 9650... do i drain it or charge it first
    12-04-10 05:19 AM
  2. Rootbrian's Avatar
    If you're getting it on ebay and they say to drain it first, do it, then charge it until it's fully charged.

    I did that with the extended battery on my 9700 I got for $10. Take care.

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    12-04-10 06:23 AM
  3. jbeachy's Avatar
    Not sure why the instructions to first deplete the battery. The newer lithium ion (li-on) batteries love to be charged, hate being depleted. Very different from the older nickel cadmium (NiCad) batteries. Maybe something the way a used battery may hav been charged/depleted in the past?

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    12-04-10 09:14 AM
  4. pilsbury's Avatar
    +1 for no need to drain. These new batteries like to be charged, no need to drain them first.
    12-04-10 09:18 AM
  5. albee 1's Avatar
    +2 Draining Lithium ion batteries is usually what kills them. Charge it as much, as often and as full as you want. Just don't run them out.

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    12-04-10 09:07 PM
  6. BergerKing's Avatar
    Li-ion batteries don't suffer from memory effect as Ni-Cd batteries do. Draining them leads to premature failure. Your BlackBerry likes power. Feed it and make it happy.

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    12-04-10 09:14 PM
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