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| | Car Charging issues - Help!!!
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Got a 7100r last week. The guy at the AT&T store says...."I'll throw in a car changer with the purchase". He gave me a Motorola car charger with a small usb port. I asked him "Is this going to work, since it's a Motorola?" His response is "Yes, no problem its the same USB port, they use this charger for the Motorla V3 cell phone as well."
Got it the car today and the battery is at 10%, plugged it the charger into the cigarette lighter.......the 'lightning bolt' on the battery icon appears and the charging light blinks even when the unit is off BUT the 'battery bars' do not turn solid nor does the baterry meter go up, in fact it went dows to 0% and the phone shut off? I could not even use it when it was plugged in as I would get a 'battery power is too low for the radio' message. I could only get a charge when I got home and plugged the unit into the wall charger that came in the package.
- Does this sound like a charger issue? Has anyone else had experience with charging the phone in the car, if so what charger was used? Can the unit be used while plugged into a car charger even if the battery is extremely low (less then 5%)? And does it charge via the car charger while it's on, or does it have to be off?
I had a very frustrating day and since I am very new to the whole Blackberry experience I am not sure if this is common (if it is then this may not be the unit for me as I charge my phone in my car very often). Please advise.
thanks in advance for your help.