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My phone keeps dying. I will charge fine, but when I use it in any capacity it will just die on me. The only way it will restart is by plugging it back in. Would a new battery fix this? If not will anything fix it?

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  • laura_ownbey Nov 19, 2009

    Would that be it, even if the battery is full charged? If just doesn't seem to want to stay powered on.

  • laura_ownbey Nov 19, 2009

    Oh I am not reluctant. It's not that the battery is losing a charge. Once I plug it back and it turns back on, the battery is still full. It was dropped so I believe it maybe a bigger problem. It will work if I keep it plugged in to a source, as soon as I unplug it, it will shut off within a minute or two of use. However the battery still shows full the whole time. Makes me believe it's something bigger. I may try the battery and see if that helps first!
    Thank you!

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New battery seems logical first choice since it can't supply power for long despite being charged.

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    Digglesby Nov 19, 2009

    Despite going through the charging procedure, it would appear the battery can't hold a charge - it discharges quickly with little use. Being fully charged and holding the charge aren't the same. This can happen to any battery - including a car battery. Even if you have a warranty, the batteries probably aren't covered since they do wear out.
    I may be wrong, but I'm guessing batteries are lots cheaper than replacing the phone or paying someone to repair it. Unless there has been some physical damage to the phone, I don't understand your reluctance to give the cheap fix a try.


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    Digglesby Nov 20, 2009

    OK so it's been damaged - that's a very important detail you neglected to mention. Don't buy another battery; get the phone repaired - or at least get an estimate & then decide. It's not likely the battery was damaged by being dropped.

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