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Fairly new blackberry curve overheated and battery drained

My 6 mo old blackberry curve overheated, felt really hot and then the battery drained, eventhough I had fully charged it about 4 hours before and was not really using it. What happened? Do I have a defective battery?

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    After being very happy with a 3 day battery life for 3-4 months, I suddenly noticed that my phone got very hot and the battery depleted drastically. I will plug the phone in every night, and before lunchtime, I will need to change my battery.... And the same thing happens with any of my three batteries. I generally go through 3-4 full batteries in one day, with VERY minimal use. Sometimes not even receiving one single form of communication....

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Try another battery if the same problem occurs then you should replaced teh mainboard or buy a new phone.

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At first I believed you may have obtained some of the counterfeit batteries in circulation, so I did some research and discovered no recall for your unit or it's batteries.

Upon further reflection with that information you supplied, it appears that your battery holder may be shorting out your batteries.

It wouldn't take much, just a little missing insulation causing a shortage between the equivalent of what is sometimes a black and red lead from your battery holder to cause the problems you cite.

You should have the unit serviced.

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