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LG viewty ku990 - no battery life and phone gets really hot

Phone does not charge - even after hours of charging no life after 3 hours

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  • tayabunny Dec 30, 2008

    Phone doesn't hold charge - gets hot, & turns on & off whilst charging!!??!! Less than a year old?

  • Craig E Jan 07, 2009

    we have a LG KU990 as well. it is only 6 months old. we are having to charge the phone every 24 hours as after this time period the phone is dead flat.

    very minimal use, we don't take photos, play music or anything else, just on standby the battery dies.

    LG either has a problem with its charging circuitry inside the phone or they have picked a bad batch of batteries.

    whats the warrenty on mobile phone batteries???

  • pilotfn Jan 08, 2009

    I just got my phone ( 1 week ago) , and I have the same problem, I thought that it was an uncommon problem , but i guess it is not, If you find a solution, please let everyone know thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    I have a viewty with the same problem. I have bought two more batteries and still only get three hours life with them.. Have emailed LG but have had no reply. I love the phone but am probably going to go back to using my old phone.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    my battery hardly lasts for a call !!!

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    Same happened to me. i Can hardly make a phone call - the battery dies whilst i'm dialling. Not even gonna bother trying to work it out - i've bought a new phone. A trusty Samsung :)

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    battery dies within 2 to 10 hours . no matter what the phone settings are (G3, GSM, energy save mode ...etc)

    Tried a new battery - didn't change anything

  • olzz May 02, 2009

    yep i have the exact same thing, my battery last no more than 3 hours, and is really hot, shame i really liked it to, going back to my old phone, oh well maybye a new one soon!

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I'm having the same problem, my phone is only 8 months old, it holds charge all day until i receive or make a phone call then the battery only last 10mins max and it also decided to turn off for no apparent reason, its really annoying, does anyone know hoe to fix this?


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I dont know if this will help you, but it helped me. I had the same problem, with phone not holding charge and getting really hot both during and after complete charge.
I needed my memorycard from my LG to my other phone, so I took it out, and off course the phone needed to be charged so I charged it, and... it did not get hot at all, and when it was finished, the charge lasted a day and a half!! Now the problem is I cant use the memorycard anymore in my Viewty :S Win/Loose situation i guess....

Posted on May 18, 2009

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Its because the viewty is connecting to the 3g network 24/7 disable it from the settings menu and you should be fine!

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • xyhamid Sep 21, 2011

    I having this problem from that dag i cheng mig simcard. I but a 3gs iphone fra 3g network and I use it in mig lg ku990i.

    Is that mig problem ?


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I had the same problem with my samsung u740. Kept killing the new battery and would not charge and got hot with or without the charger on and all I did was take out the memory card and now it works great! Hope this helps someone else. :)


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Definately need new battery best get an extended life one not the basic one

Posted on May 15, 2010

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    how to get "best" one? meant where? thanks


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I have had this problem with my LG's battery. Yes when I got the phone it was second hand but the person before me only had the phone for a week and hated it and sold it to me.
I'm now on my 4th replacement battery with it and nothing seems to be working. The charge for all batterys lasts about 2-6 hours tops. I barley do anything with it apart have in in my bag for the occasional text and phone call (about 10 texts and a 2 minute phone call in the little time its turned on for)

Posted on Mar 07, 2010

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Init mann, i jus got mine 2 days ago and the battery life is absoulty atrocous(dunno how to speel thhat) if i see the battery bar at the 2nd last bar, i charge it for a long time. it gets really hot but use it as your personal heater XD hope this helps

Posted on May 28, 2009

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I would suggest it would be a faulty battery

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  • doom402 Feb 26, 2011

    It's not a prob with the battery, i just got a new one and the charge suddenly does not hold. The phone is suddenly draining the battery power and I don't know why!
    Previous to this battery life was about 2 days, bloody annoying.


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It's a faulty battery because I had the same problem. it dies within 2 hours. it sucks because it was only like 5 months old. I think lg needs to make better batteries. I bought a new one and now its lasting over 12 hours

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Hi , i got my LG ku990i in december 2009, the Battery life very short. Less than 4 hours. pls advise.

if your product is in warranty goto lg service centre and complaint them that problem with the battery, your phone ll get switched off within 1 hour after fully charged,
they ll replace ur battery.... surely. don't do any tweaks yourself u may lost the warranty.

if not in warranty contact

Feb 28, 2010 | LG KU990 Viewty

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Weird Battery life issue.

It's possible that your battery needed to be replaced. Since if the battery is not taking any charge or the battery depletes fast.. that basicly signifies that battery needs to be replaced since sometimes we can't avoid for the battery to be overcharged or we often charged them to often even if the battery still isn't drained yet. That causes for the battery to be defective or overused.

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LG viewty ku990 - no battery life and phone gets really hot

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I charge my LG KU990 full over night within 12 hours the battery

You just have to charge it fully but not for long as soon as it turns full battery then swithch ur phone off then take the battery out for a sec then put it back on then turn ur phone on then it will work for a longg timeee kk..

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KU990 Viewty's battery loses charge very quickly

I saw on another forum two good tips.

1. Do not use a case with a magnetic clip.

2. Take off the battery cover and put tape over the two small etched squares that you can see one at each end on the inside of the cover.

I did this and up to now my battery has doubled its life. Still two bars after 1.5 days of medium use.


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