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.
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.
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.
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.