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Old 10-21-2010, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
ishan001
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Unhappy Blackberry Battery Draining unusually quickly!

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Hi,

I have read about 20 pages specific to this issue, but none of them seemed to help me with my battery drain issue.

My blackberry is dropping 5% battery charge every 5-10 min without even me using it. This is extremely strange because the battery is only 4 months old.

I exited all applications in the background and only the basic ones are on: (phone call logs, browser, bbm, messages, home). Everything else is exited (closed).
Earlier there was a linkedin program which would not exit and I thought maybe that would be the issue. Even after uninstalling it the same issue persists.

My wi-fi is on. I thought maybe that was the issue. I tried putting that off but that did not help the battery drain problem either.
My bluetooth is also off.

I even tried upgrading my Blackberry OS from v 4.5 to the new version 5 hoping that would solve the problem. Still no relief!!

Also, I have good mobile signal strength at my house and dont think that could be the issue either.

So now, friends, feedback from this forum would be highly appreciated. Anyone else having a similar issue? Could you offer me some valuable suggestions to solve my problem?

I have over 350 contacts on BBM, could that be one of the issues of battery drain? Since the program is always on and there is no way to put it off.
Or could it be a hardware issue?


If nothing works I am contemplating buying a new blackberry because a battery life of 3 hours is certainly not helping!!

Look forward to your responses. Thanks in anticipation.

Regards,

Ishan.
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