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Old 02-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, just opened the package of my (barely used UNLOCKED Storm) from eBay. Popped the battery in and the phone doesn't come on. Then I connect the charger cable I keep getting this Battery symbol with lightning through it. This product has been shipping for over a week (I'm in the Bahamas), so I'm hoping that the battery just needs a good charge and then I will be ready to go.

Should I panic, or just be patient?

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Old 02-04-2009, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Let it go on the charger. Once the battery has enough power it should boot up on its own.
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I got mine on saturday and its orgasmic
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Okay, now it keeps trying to start showing the little clock thing then it shuts down again. It's doing this over and over. Definite improvement from battery with lightening.

I guess the battery still doesn't have enough juice to get it going all the way.

Man I am amped to get this thing started. I will continue to sit here and watch the phone charge seeing that I'm so pressed...

Hope this all normal.
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Keep us updated. We want to make sure u didn't get a bad unit.
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I took out the charger and it started to boot up to the welcome screen and then died again. Now I have the battery with lightening symbol again.

I think it's clear that the battery is really empty. I'm going to reluctantly (and I mean RELUCTANTLY) let it sit for an hour or so on the charger before messing with it again.

Will keep you posted.
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Make sure you are charging using a wall charger. USB ports sometimes can't pruduce enough juice to charge a battery that is completely depleted.
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Don't panic just yet. Do you idea and we still have a few tricks up our sleeves.
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Let it sit overnight - the battery symbol with lightning bolt means it's charging. If you're charging via usb/pc cable, it may not charge properly unless you have the drivers installed. I second steveoevets - wall chargers work much faster.
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I got the phone to load all the way but it cut out. I pull the battery and pop back in and nothing happens at all unless I put the wall charger back in.

When I put the wall charger back in it lights up red and shows the battery/lightning bolt deal for a while then it when the battery has enough juice it starts that rebooting over and over again. I get the little clock it spins for about four rotations then it cut's out goes red (little light) then starts over again.

However if I pull the wall charger out, it will reboot all the way, but only to cut out after a few seconds.

It's almost as if the battery isn't really accepting the charge all the way.

I'm getting worried. Any help will be appreciated. I could let it sit overnight but it will only to that rebooting thing all night.

Help!!!
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Update: Everything is running fine now, looks like she's fully charged and I'm using the local GSM netwrok here in the Bahamas without any issues.

Tomorrow I go to my phone company and tried to get my Data and Service books sent over (currently on my curve), hopefully all goes well there. I guess I won't have a browser until that's done, correct?

Only issue is the guy I bought the storm from forgot the usb cable, so I have to wait on that to get here.

Thanks for all the help so far.
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