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Old 08-14-2008, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
I just got my 8820 and I was charging it all day but I came out today for a couple hours and I already lost 1 bar.

I know it has been charging. It was weird because I was charging via USB on my laptop and it showed the little thunder sign that it was charging, but is the sign supposed to disappear once it is fully charged?

I was thinking of powercycling it hoping that it would help.

I noticed that when I charge with the travel charger that came with the phone, it doesn't show the thunder sign, unless I missed it last night or because it was fully charged since I was charging it with my laptop upstairs.

Any solutions?
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The "lightening" symbol should disappear when 100% charged. At least on most themes, I am not sure if that alters on some themes.

And you should have that symbol when charging either on the PC or a wall outlet or auto charger.

Don't "power cycle" it (turning it off and back on), simply remove the battery while powered on, replace and reboot.
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Also, check to see if it is 100% charged. Check in your help screen (Alt + Caps + H or Alt +EACE). It will give you the percentage of the battery level.
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Hmm.

Well I am on the default 8820 theme and the lightning symbol does seem to disappear. I will be checking that one again tonight when I go home to charge.

When I am charging though, it does say the battery is at 100%.

I've been out for about 3 hours today using JiveTalk, BBM, Facebook (Just to poke people back, nothing major), and just checking email and texts. But I don't think my battery life should already be at 90%...Should it?
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90%? Probably so.

Read this: Battery Use Tips for your Maximum Battery Life | BlackBerryNews.com

Good luck.
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Alright thanks so much JSanders!

You're always there to help me out, really appreciate it.
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