BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-22-2008, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 38
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Abnormal battery drain

Please Login to Remove!

I have a 1.5-month-old Curve 8320 from TMO with 4.5.0.69 beta OS. It's been working great till couple days ago. Out of the blue (no configure change or new apps installed), its battery started draining fast since last Sat. with just regular phone use (no multimedia play or record or data connection).

After a full overnight of charge to 100%, today after 2 phone calls that totaled about 2 mins and a quick browse of text messages. The battery is now 30% just 10 hours after it's disconnected from the charger.

What could be the cause? With Li-Ion battery I always try to keep it near 100% to prolong battery life. And the phone is relatively new at 1.5 months. So the only thing I can think of is abnormal battery drain by the phone. Any suggestions to fix it?

TIA!

Ehien
Offline  
Old 09-22-2008, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Ricky-Ray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Monterey Park, CA
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 190
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

First thing that came to my mind was your using a Beta OS.

I've been running 4.5.0.55 on mine for a while now and have not had problems with the battery.
__________________
Ray

A Fisherman at heart living in the IT world.
Offline  
Old 09-22-2008, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 38
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricky-Ray View Post
First thing that came to my mind was your using a Beta OS.

I've been running 4.5.0.55 on mine for a while now and have not had problems with the battery.
I updated to 4.5.0.69 around the 3rd day of ownership so the device's running this beta OS for almost 1.5 months without such problem. Something is wrong just these couple days...
Offline  
Old 09-22-2008, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Scott Burnette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: us cellular
Posts: 6
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Have you been working with blue tooth?
I turned my blue tooth off and that really
helped with battery drain.
Offline  
Old 09-22-2008, 09:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 38
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott Burnette View Post
Have you been working with blue tooth?
I turned my blue tooth off and that really
helped with battery drain.
BT has been off. But I just checked background running applications and I saw a few I used couple nights ago like camera, video cam, Now Playing, Browser, etc. Just did a reset with Alt-Shift-Del. Hope this solves the problem. We'll see tomorrow...
Offline  
Old 09-23-2008, 03:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
hotburnttoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hell Passhole
Model: 9700
OS: 5.0.0.442
PIN: Unique 8-character hexadecimal ID number assigned to all BlackBerrys
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 524
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted

Don't feel bad as I have the same problem as you with the .69 software. My battery sucks. I have been hunting for .81 but have been unable to locate it. I am hoping AT&T release it in the am.
__________________
Would it be considered sexual harassment if a midget walked up to you and said that your hair smells good?
Offline  
Old 09-23-2008, 09:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: I747
OS: 4.1.1
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,340
Post Thanks: 43
Thanked 117 Times in 107 Posts
Default

I've had .69 loaded for about 3 days now... If anything, my battery life seems better rather than worse. But, i haven't used it that heavy in the last few days and my BB is an 8310.
__________________
The Search tool and BlackBerryFAQ answer many questions.
Offline  
Old 09-23-2008, 01:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 38
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Maybe it's just a hiccup or the result of certain power-hungry processes running on background.

So far this morning, after unplugged from charger for 2 hours, the reported battery is still 100%. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope the same problem doesn't happen again.

For the last 1.5 months, my 8320 has been running well with .69 beta. I hope to keep using it. BTW, isn't .81 released by BB already but is actually .55, an older version compared to .69 beta?
Offline  
Old 09-24-2008, 02:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 38
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well, the cause of earlier fast battery drain is still unknown, but at least my Curve is now back to normal after reset. Today after 15hr of operation (mostly standby with light web surfing, calling, and Google Map use), the battery level was still 85%. Hope the problem doesn't happen again.
Offline  
Old 09-26-2008, 01:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 38
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default It's back...

Well it happened again today. At the same time yesterday when it was still 90% battery, it's only 50% today. Strange thing is that the phone was used less today than yesterday. Both were fully charged overnight.

Strange strange strange...
Offline  
Old 09-26-2008, 08:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8900
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 76
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Unhappy Same here

I've just got my Curve on Wednesday, but last night I charged it to 100%, and I remember unplugging it at 10:10 PM.
Woke up at 7:43 AM with a 20% battery.

Somehow it lost 80% of its charge in 9.5 hours!
I'm on .69 that I upgraded to on Wednesday when I got it.

Just checked background apps:
Mail
Phone
Browser
BB Messenger
Google Talk
Gmail
are the only ones running.

Donno what's going on.
The only thing different than my 8700c is the Gmail (red icon) vs. mail by Google (blue icon).
Offline  
Old 09-26-2008, 09:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: I747
OS: 4.1.1
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 2,340
Post Thanks: 43
Thanked 117 Times in 107 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RoNNY View Post
I've just got my Curve on Wednesday, but last night I charged it to 100%, and I remember unplugging it at 10:10 PM.
Woke up at 7:43 AM with a 20% battery.

Somehow it lost 80% of its charge in 9.5 hours!
I'm on .69 that I upgraded to on Wednesday when I got it.

Just checked background apps:
Mail
Phone
Browser
BB Messenger
Google Talk
Gmail
are the only ones running.

Donno what's going on.
The only thing different than my 8700c is the Gmail (red icon) vs. mail by Google (blue icon).
You might try closing Google Talk and Gmail then see if the battery drain is less significant?
__________________
The Search tool and BlackBerryFAQ answer many questions.
Offline  
Old 09-26-2008, 09:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Atlanta
Model: 8900
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 76
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I can live without Gmail in the background all the time, but Gtalk is an IM, and I really need it.
I "exited" Gmail and will see how it does.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.