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| | 8900 Not charging - Battery Is Drained
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I have a curve 8900 and I have a major situation....
My Curve was low and I forgot to take my USB charger to work with me. I turned it off, and on throughout the day. When i eventually got home the battery was low (Red) and It wouldn't charge via USB cable. So i tried the Wall (Mains) Chargers. This stopped working awhile back due to faulty connection, but the USB charger always worked prior to this.
So eventually the batery drained completely.
I brought a new Wall Charger & and In-Car charger and put it to charge.
What happens is; I get a red light appear for about 20seconds.... Then the light goes off, the screen goes blank, and then a big battery symbol with Yellow Lightening appears.
I assumed this meant it was charging, but there was no LED flash to tell me this.
I left it on charge for over 8hours and its still the same empty symbol, and the same situation.
Is the battery completely dead?
Is this a common fault?
It is the first time it's completely run down!
I read on the backberry.com site
and found the "Discharge Conditions" - What does this mean? because a point that matches mine is;
• If a BlackBerry smartphone turns off automatically due to insufficient battery power and it is not charged for a long period of time, then it enters a deep sleep condition. Connecting a charger to the BlackBerry smartphone at this point causes a red LED to turn on for up to 2 minutes, after which the red LED turns off and the Battery Charging icon appears.