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Last night my phone shut down due to the battery having no charge. I plugged in the charger, and the charging light was on for a few moments then went off. I tried charging the battery today through my laptop USB port, and the phone isn't charging this way either.

What could be wrong please?
(I do not have a back up phone and need mine for emergencies so that I can contact my children - I am disabled)

Thanks in advance for any advice offered.

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I would leave it plugged into an actual charger, not your laptop.
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I would leave it plugged into an actual charger, not your laptop.
Sorry, I should have added that the phone was left on charge overnight with the normal plug in charger, and I only tried the USB charger today after realising that the phone definitely hadn't charged at all.
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Ok. It sounds as though you will need to purchase a new battery then
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Ok. It sounds as though you will need to purchase a new battery then

Would a battery fail so quickly with no warning signs of deterioration?

I wondered if the phone had shorted out / or the side connection port had broken ?
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Would a battery fail so quickly with no warning signs of deterioration?

I wondered if the phone had shorted out / or the side connection port had broken ?
In cases of "deep discharge", which is essentially what you did, the battery can short-circuit itself. The device should be fine, but the battery is toast.

Also, please only replace the battery with an original one from RIM.
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Ok thank you; I'll order a new battery then.
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