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Replaced Battery - Indicator Doesn't Work

After about 15 months of use, the battery on my Razr croaked. I bought a new battery, swapped them, and it works fine. Unfortunately the phone seems to think the battery is perpetually drained, that is until I plug it in to charge. Plugging it in makes the battery indicator jump to the fully charged status. Unplug it and it immediately goes back to red. My phone has now been on for about 24 hours and I've even made several calls during that time, and it has been in the red the entire time. Obviously this isn't right. Is there something I need to do to reset the phone or pair it with this battery so the phone will correctly read the charge level of the battery?

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Probably the battery is not original and the phone does not reconize'it try buy an original one

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