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Old 10-11-2006, 07:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a problem with an 8700, running software version v4.10.258 (platform 2.0.0.111). We are also using and BES server.

The battery are drain very fast and I think the reason for that is that the arrow indicating traffic are almost always on. (generate traffic almost every second)

I have tried to change battery, got a new SIM card, deleted the old profile and define a new profile on the BES server.

Any suggestion on how to solve this problem?

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Old 10-11-2006, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have any apps loaded like BB Weather, BB Today, etc? I just recently removed BB Today from my 8700 and my battery life improved dramatically. Those apps poll constantly so they cause batter drain. Also, if you use Yak-on, or Ramble and are "logged in" so you can IM those also drain your battery quicker.
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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On the contrary, BB Today and BB Weather do not poll constantly UNLESS you have set them for such. I have my BB Weather set to every 30 mins for current conditions and every 120 mins for the forecast. Likewise, you can set BB Today to poll at whatever intervals you desire.

Paulman is correct about being "logged in" to some of the messenger applications, and I have noticed that Google Maps will drain a battery if left active, rather than actually "exiting" the application.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't forget to turn your Bluetooth off
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input.

I have checked the Bluetooth and it is disabled. I am not using app's like BB Today, Weather. There are no app's like Messenger, Yahoo, Skype installed on the BB unit.

It's right out of the box with no extra application installed.

I have compared with a other 8700 and all the settings are the same. But on this one I can see the arrow activity (almost constantly activity).
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meh, cud be a defective battery...if it's new, call the vendor and have them replace it..free of charge
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I have a problem with my 8703e battery too. I do not have any Bluetooth, wx or any other extra stuff enabled.

It might be the lack of an initial charge. They have no text in the tons of literature they send with the unit about the need to initially charge the battery for 16-24 hours before first use.

The only text says to charge it for three to four hours. But when I called VZW and explained my battery was not holding up, they said "oh yeah, it's supposed to charge for 16-24 hours before using it."

I contacted Verizon again, and I am getting a replacement BlackBerry tomorrow (they can't simply send me a new battery, they say).
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For those on a CDMA network such as Verizon, battery life can be affected on many phones by constant switching back and forth between 1XRTT and EVDO, most often in fringe reception areas. I saw this regularly in certain cities with my now-retired Motorola E815; the battery would last a good 3-5 days in a strong signal area (either 1XRTT or EVDO) but would last barely a day in a fringe area. Note that the E815 is an all-digital phone (like the 8703e), so this is not a result of switching to the power-hungry analog mode.
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Poor coverage also affects GSM 8700's. The 8700 will boost its output power to try to compensate and therefore drain the battery faster.
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wana bet they send a Referbed unit. i got one 23 days into a new unit that died
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Old 10-15-2006, 12:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Wana bet they send a Referbed unit. i got one 23 days into a new unit that died
I received a brand-new one.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default 8700 Battery won't hold charge overnight

I am suddenly after a year having problems with the unit being turned off overnight and starting the day with a dead battery regardless of being charged up when turning off. I even switched batteries and had the same problem.

Please email away if anyone is now having the same problem.

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Originally Posted by precab
I am suddenly after a year having problems with the unit being turned off overnight and starting the day with a dead battery regardless of being charged up when turning off. I even switched batteries and had the same problem.

Please email away if anyone is now having the same problem.

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I have the same problem. Except my 8700G is only 5 months old. T-Mobile recommended that I buy a new battery, which I did. But the problem still exists with the new battery.

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i have had my 8700R for a year also.... started noticing that the battery life was weak as early as mid day...

i have zen theme and could never really charge to 100%

now i updated OS and fully charged to 100%

i will monitor the battery life
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Quote:
Originally Posted by precab
I am suddenly after a year having problems with the unit being turned off overnight and starting the day with a dead battery regardless of being charged up when turning off. I even switched batteries and had the same problem.

Please email away if anyone is now having the same problem.

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JR.
Funny that becasue I recently fly to China and switched off the BB, even insured it wasnt set to auto on etc during the flight and when I got to China, switched the unit on and it was a dead as a dodo.. Unit is about 3/4 months old now, never had any issues before.. I put it down to the battery being shorted out in some way and charged the unit and all has been fine since..
BUT
The other day another guy with the same model BB in the office had exactly the same problem. The BB lost all battery power overnight..

we are both using 8707V that are 3/4months old..
Does anyone know if there is any bug that affects the battery??
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm on the battery boat with ya'll, but I'm comparing my new 8703e to my old 8700g (tmo)... I'm going to go along with the general consensus that it's just CDMA EVDO takes more battery life because I'm only getting a day and a half. If I'm not mistaken on my 8700g I could push 2 1/2 maybe 3 days.
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I am new to blackberrys. Don't laugh. If you put the 8700c with the screen facing outwards in the holster it is incorrect and your battery life will be next to nothing. the Screen should face into the hostler.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MoreChampagneSir?
I have a problem with my 8703e battery too. I do not have any Bluetooth, wx or any other extra stuff enabled.
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I contacted Verizon again, and I am getting a replacement BlackBerry tomorrow (they can't simply send me a new battery, they say).
I picked up a 8703e on Saturday. And then it would not hold a charge by Wednesday. I went to the VZW store last night for new battery. The csr wanted to me to go home get all my packing, manuals, etc and trade the whole thing in. My other choice was to have me go to another store, and the stores are closing in ten minutes, or order one online. I told him to get one out of a unsold box and he did.

It charged to 100% overnight. now how do I condition this correctly.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:22 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Quote:
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how do I condition this correctly.
Take a look at this thread: Max The Battery Life Of Your New BlackBerry
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Take a look at this thread: (too young to have URLs in my messages)
Thanks, runnning everything possible to load battery.
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