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Old 04-26-2008, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my Curve since November. Every now and then, I notice it's very warm while just sitting there - in a pocket, on a table, etc. When this happens, the battery runs down VERY fast. I can go from full charge to zero within an hour or two, with no use. I know the heat is probably from the higher discharge rate, so it's an effect rather than a cause. But why does this happen at all?

When I notice it happening, the only thing that seems to fix it is to pull the battery, let it and the phone cool off for a few minutes, and put it back in. This works about 85% of the time, but the rest of the time I have to do it again to get it to stop.

Anyone else have this? T-mobile sent me a new battery, but that one wouldn't even charge.
Old 04-26-2008, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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See if they will replace the device sounds like a device defect
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What else do you have on? Wi-Fi? Bluetooth? I've had my battery fully discharge only one time that was similar to you and it was after I changed my router settings to not transmit the SSID. Since I changed it back I've had no issues. Wifi in general will kill a battery fast...but not in a few hours, I still get at least two to three full days with normal use.
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This is not a good thing. If the phone does heat up that much, there is no doubt that there is something wrong with the device. Not sure if teh small battery could provide enough amperage to start a fire but I sure do not want my battery going dead in only a hour or two.

Time for a repiar of new device!
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