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Old 02-06-2007, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got an 8700g last week (Thursday). Out of the box, I charged it for about an hour or so and then played around with it. Saturday morning the battery was red and beeping, so I charged it until Monday morning before I went to work. Yesterday (Monday) I used it almost non-stop for about 3.5 hours, then for another hour or so later in the day. Around 8 pm the battery was red and beeping. I charged it overnight and took it off the charger this morning before work. I've hardly used it today, the only thing I've done is make a 15 minute phone call, but already I've lost 1 battery bar. I have no programs running in the background to drain the battery.

Is this normal? I kinda thought I'd get A LOT more battery with a BlackBerry...

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That is not normal battery drainage. You might out to take it back where you purchased and ask for a replacement battery--worth asking for. I think they need more than one hour initial charging.

If you read around the forum here, you will find most agree the new batteries need a few good solid initial charges, and then top off the battery whenever you get a chance, and you'll get better battery usage.

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I did read that on the boards...after I had already not charged it :(

So at this point, is there any "fixing" it? Or is my only option getting a new battery?
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The manual states clearly to charge the battery to full power. If you have not read it yet, it would probably be wise to do so at this time.

If it were me, I would try to "condition" it by letting it get down around 20-30% power several days, a week or so, and charging it fully to 100% each time. Then start topping off the battery every chance you get. I do mine for a while when I first get to the office, I let it charge in the car running errands, and at night for a few minutes. As I understand these batteries, they are made to be topped off frequently.
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