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Old 07-06-2009, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I charge my phone, up 100%, around about 11am ish.
by 9pm that night, the battery is at 40%, I have used it for about 2 minutes in call time, and about 10-15 texts...

Anyone elses battery like this? Or am I gonna be forced to buying a new one?
Im going away for the weekend and I would like to use a phone..not impressed lol.

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How long have you had the battery?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've only had the phone for about a week, but someone else had it before me, im not sure how long though.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What's your reception like around where you are -- poor signal strength can take a beating on battery. Since I'm on WAP I can't see if you have a GSM or CDMA phone -- I heard CDMA ones use up more battery as well.

Other things to check: do you have unnecssary programs running in the background? Screen brightness? Auto dim?
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Take a look here: Maximum Battery Life - BlackBerryFAQ
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I dont think i have any apps running in the background, ill just check to make sure.
The background light was on 100, i changed that to 20, ermmm i turned auto dim off.
I tried to turn that blinking light off, at the top, but it just made it stop blinking lol
Ill see if that helps, thank you.

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Oh, i forgot to say, the signal is full, it is most of the time.
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By blinking light I'm guessing you're referring to the green LED service indicator? Yeah you can turn that off. I think its a waste of battery.
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Yeh that, how do you turn it off? I tried but it just made the light stay constantly on
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Options > Screen/Keyboard > LED Coverage Indicator = Off.
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I tried that, and it just made the light stay on, constantly, without blinking.
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Try removing the battery for 30 seconds, while the device is powered on, and see if that helps.
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