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Old 06-29-2006, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've had my 8700g for a couple months now as many of you know and I was getting exceptional battery life even with moderate to heavy use. But now it seems after only a day it's down by more than a 1/4 to a 1/2 which just doesn't seem normal to what it used to be. I've tried cycling the battery. Wear and tear on the battery or any ideas? I mean hell now that I hate carrying 2 devices I barely even use it and after a day it's down a 1/4 to 1/2
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Batteries do take some wear and tear and data devices seem to be especially hard on them, dunno why.

I would suggest just picking up another battery or a car charger.

I have both but if i had to have one or the other i would take the backup battery. I keep it in my glovebox, cuz usually wherever i am, my car is!
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hey i'm not saying it can't make it atleast a couple days but the amount of drain just seems so fast now for the first day or 2. I've got a car charger woohoo! charges my razr as well
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I have a bunch of users who recently upgraded to an 8700 and heard a lot of complaints just like this.. Takes a day or less to drain the battery on a 8700, doesn't appear to be fully charging after that.
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My battery in my 8700c just started draining in a day.(It did last 3 or 4 days!!) SO I am in the process of draining the battery DEAD and recharging and then see where I need to go....Maybe I need a larger battery? My device does get alot of use....
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I just went to the Cingular store and asked about a new battery and they offered me a new one. Maybe I did get a bad one?
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I just heard about some viruses effecting cell phones, including one that drains the battery. It would just hide in the background and deplete the battery.
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Oh man!! To top it all off..I heard that electron flow can also drain a battery pretty darn quick. Coupled with this virus rumour..we could be looking at the end of our battery's lives as we know them.

Must be the end times...

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Have you loaded any new apps on the BB? I loaded BBToday and the battery life dropped significantly. I know there are settings that can be adjusted to control the polling out for updates to weather, etc. Since I really did not use the app too much (and it was a trial), I removed it. My battery life went back to being great.
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I had the same issue. All of a sudden I went from a day or two of battery life to 4 hours. Bought a new battery and the problem is gone. I am going to see about getting my original battery replaced.

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If it helps anyone out, I had the same problem for 3-4 days (battery would drain nearly completely in a period of about 8hrs but I did a reset (removed battery) and when it started back up the battery life went back to normal, which for me is 3-4 days of regular use. Maybe this is an obvious thing that you already tried but I wasn't sure.

I have had no problems since.
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