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Battery Charging my sister got a motorola v176, she left it to charge for several hours but it still shows low battery, and the charger seems to be warm to the touch. It's brand new. There is no indication that it's charging at all. Can the charger or battery be bad?

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Re: Battery Charging

If both the charger and the battery are warm to the touch, the battery is probably charged.

The low battery level warning level is learned by the phone. To train it, allow the battery to run down once until the phone stops working, then recharge it.

The best way totest the charging operation would be to try using the phone. Fully charged you should get about 6 hours of talk time from a fully charged battery, and at least a week of standby operation.

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