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Old 09-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I was in the middle of a bbm conversation with a friend when suddenly, my screen went completely black.

I pressed a few buttons to see if the screen would come back on, but it didn't. I tried pressing the lock button, nothing. So I resorted to a battery pull.

After putting the battery back in, the red light came on, as usual. But then .. it went off again and instead of loading up, the screen just stayed black.

I then plugged it in with my charger and it finally loaded up to the homepage, only for me to discover that the Battery was completely dead (the battery icon was red with no bars in it) but back when I was in the middle of that conversation with my friend on bbm, the battery was not even halfway drained.

What the hell happened?

As of now, it is steadily charging back up.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I strangely had something similar happen to my battery about a month ago. Haven't had any problem with it since. Let it run down to about 10-15% without recharging, then do a full recharge. This will recalibrate the battery. For other battery info check out the FAQ: Maximum Battery Life - BlackBerryFAQ
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Yeah, it sounds like your battery is Fubar'd.

Try that battery in a different pone to see if you get the same things; if you do, its the battery.

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replace the battery and see if you still get the same problems.
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I got a replacement battery, and it's doing the same thing. I then got an extended life battery, which works fine, but I don't like it because it's a thicker battery that makes the whole blackberry quite thick and it won't fit into it's protective case.
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well if it's still doing the same thing with a new replacement battery then it's the device. Not sure what happened to make this happen, but it sounds like theextended live battery is the solution.
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I strangely had something similar happen to my battery about a month ago. Haven't had any problem with it since. Let it run down to about 10-15% without recharging, then do a full recharge. This will recalibrate the battery. For other battery info check out the FAQ: Maximum Battery Life - BlackBerryFAQ
These are Lithion Ion batteries. They do not need to be calibrated. That is old school and totally the wrong thing to do today. In fact, keeping them topped of is the best way to do it and NEVER let them get below 20% if at all possible.
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Could be the hardware or the battery. Was the replacement battery brand new and made for the 9700? Make sure the contacts are clean and not pushed in or broken.

I had a similar issue with my 9000 and got a new battery as a warranty replacement. Fixed my problem.
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These are Lithion Ion batteries. They do not need to be calibrated. That is old school and totally the wrong thing to do today. In fact, keeping them topped of is the best way to do it and NEVER let them get below 20% if at all possible.
I got that information from the FAQ and thought it was correct. Only did it once, thank goodness. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Please reread the FAQ. Drain to 10-15% once per 30 charges or so to calibrate the battery gauge, not the battery. IMHO, that is excessive.
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Please reread the FAQ. Drain to 10-15% once per 30 charges or so to calibrate the battery gauge, not the battery. IMHO, that is excessive.
That's actually what I was referring to the OP. I had the red battery show up and shut down my phone when it showed at least 50% battery charge left. So I thought a recalibration on the gauge would be the first thing to try before going to any next step. I haven't had a problem since (about 1 month now).
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Talking 10% of the blackberry batterys have problems

10% of the blackberry batterys have problems

about 50/50 from the ones whit calibration problems the other part goes fro problems whit pins on the battery have been pushed in and not making contact proply. check it !

www.Uk-Repair.com

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