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Old 08-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, so i was one of the unlucky few to get the 8300 the week it came out from Cingular/ATT. (Soon afterwards came the 8310, which i was SUPER pissed about) but thats besides the point. I have had this phone AND battery since then.

Now i have never REALLY had that bad of a problem with the battery. At most maybe just short battery life.

But the last few weeks my battery is HORRIBLE.

Just today, i charged my phone all night, woke up and went to my college. It had not been off the charger for more than an hour when it went dead. After 5 shut downs (0% battery each time) it came up with 75% battery?? yeah weird.

Went fine all day then when i was walking to my car it shut off in my pocket.. it restarts three times, i say screw it and plug it in the charger in my car. It had 0% battery. I brought it home charged it until 20% and took the battery out to take the pictures below. I turn it back on... 100% full.

Weird or am i just crazy? Below is a picture of the battery and the connectors of the phone. Can anyone give me some good judgement on whether its the batteries time to go?


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Old 08-18-2008, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try taking an eraser and cleaning the contacts on the battery. Then let it charge for a few hours and see what it says.
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I think the battery "meter" within the BB is off. It tries to keep track of your battery charge, and I have seen similar (maybe not as extreme) reactions from a battery before also.

Let your battery drain to about 15% the next three times, and fully charge it to 100% each time. That "might" help reset normalize the battery meter in the BB which displays the charge percentage.

Meanwhile, for a low price, good batteries can be had from ebay for an extra.

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i am currently on 4.5.0.75, do you think upgrading to 81, could possibly help reset the battery "meter"?
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No, if anything, I think doing what I posted might help.

Your battery could be perfectly fine, and with the age on the battery, it could be going bad. Doing as I described and seeing after a few days might give you a clue as to the issue. If it just won't keep a charge, you need a new one. But the process above will help you determine that.
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We'll see, cause i've done that the last two days and to no avail. but i'll try a few more days, to see if it can reset itself so to speak.
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