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Old 05-15-2006, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think I came across the way to do this at some point a while ago, but I wasn't using a laptop at this point. Now the BB is charging when I am using it as a wireless modem, and it is draining my laptop battery. How can I go about keeping the BB from charging while its connected via USB acting as a modem?
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TUrn the power off of your USB on your laptop.
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would that in turn disable to BB as a modem if I did that?
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure about that. All USB has some power to the device, btu after enteriing the BB software it brings the power output up for charging. I was thinking of setting it back down so it just trickled charged the BB rahter than charge it. That would not effect any data transfer.
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How can I go about keeping the BB from charging while its connected via USB acting as a modem?
Make sure the BlackBerry is fully charged to begin with??? Good question, not sure if there is an answer. You may need to contact RIM on that one.
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just to address this from a different angle because I had the same concern.

Instead of worrying about the drain that the BB is causing, I bought an extended battery for my Dell.
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