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| | Blackberry 8700 Extended Battery wont fully charge with wall charger
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Anyone having this problem...
My Blackberry 8700 Extended Battery wont fully charge with the wall charger. It gets to about 85% to 90% and stops. The only way to fully charge it is with the USB cable tethered to my laptop. What's also funny, is that last night it was 95% charged (via USB cable) and I unplugged it from my laptop and into my wall charger and this morning it's back to 85%.
I don't believe its the battery, and it might not be the wall charger. If the wall charger wasn't designed to charge this large of a battery, but that doesn't sound right, since it's just a function of time. My wall charger's output is 5vdc .75A (= 750mA).
Now I know the standard battery is 1000mAh and the extended battery is 1800mAh. But again, it's a function of time, not power to get it up to fully charge status.
Question 1: Does anyone have a wall charger that came with their 8700 that's different than mine, if so, what are the output specs? Maybe I have a very early phone charger since I picked up my BB 8700 once it was available.
Question 2: Any ideas??
Also, to answer some obvious questions:
- Already tried to fully charge it by leaving it alone for 24 hours.
- The laptop USB cable gets it to 100% without a problem, more than once now.
- My Blackberry 8700 is an 8700c from Cingular Wireless
- I am on AT&T Wireless will BB unlimited and it's also my voice phone.
- I love my Blackberry and since I'm a consultant, I've been pushing it to all my clients, who also love it! (Once I get them switched over.)
By the way, last night I loaded the 188.8.131.524 software on my 8700c and that didn't resolve the problem. (I've had the battery for a week now.)
Everyone is awesome on here! Keep up the great work. This is one forum where you can go to it and get an educated response.