This is a new phone literally, replaced three weeks ago. New phone same battery and SIM. Literally shut off while typing text, went black and will not charge. Light turns yellow then immediately goes to red. Will turn on, goes to TMobile screen then shuts off again. Is this the battery? Feedback.
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Re: wont charge/hold a charge
That definitely is a battery issue. The battery is either Low Soc or it is a failed battery. Most batteries on PDA's usually fail within a year because of the immense amount of use the phone has and the majority of the time the batteries are smaller in a PDA. Take your battery to a service center if one is in your area or call your carrier and inquire about the warranty on batteries (usually 1-year).
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The battery is literally dead. This happened to my iPhone 4 about a
month ago. Fortunately I still had the warranty and took it to the apple
store. They inspected the phone and replaced it within 20 minutes. All
you data will be lost, but you can always restore it. They will not
replace your phone for water damage unless you have an extended hardware
i literally just fixed mine myself. if your battery is completely dead (like mine was) unplug the battery, put it back in. put the USB cable into the computer, hold "C" on the handset, plug the charge cable into the phone (keep holding "C") the keypad lights should come on, let go and leave to charge. when thats done, download this http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/softwaredownloads/detailed/updateservice/c510?cc=gb&lc=en and follow the steps to update your phones software. i hope it's not too late, you've probably got a new phone by now.
Rechargeable lithium batteries have a half-life of about three years. That means half of the capacity is gone is three years - another quarter in another three years. Replacement batteries can be found online. Even if your battery is not that old, this is the most likely reason for short run-life.
It is often possible to get the chemicals in the battery refilled by an online vendor. This is not only cheaper and makes the battery, literally "better than new", but is also easier on the environment.
I've had a Centro for 3 months and its such a let-down. Not only does the other caller find that my voice comes and goes randomly during calls but, like you, the battery started playing-up.
You'll find that a hard reset will bring the battery life back up. Hard reset clears EVERYTHING, so backup. To hard reset, remove and replace the battery while holding down the red, drop-call button until you are prompted to hard reset.
You'll find the battery life is bertter again, at least for a couple weeks...