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Charging problem!!! PLEASE READ!

My friend had gotten a new phone, therefore he didn't need his old razor so he gave it to me. When he had it, it worked great! Unfortunately it did not come with a SIM card so I had to go out and buy one. I put the SIM card into the phone and I could access all of the phones features for a day or two... Eventually the battery died, and I realized he had not given me the charger, so I went out and bought a charger for this specific phone. I plugged it into the phone, and the only thing that happened was the backlight flashed blue, and the screen flashed white every 10-15 seconds. I unplugged the phone from the charger the next day and pressed the power button and the backlight flashed blue at a very fast speed, then slowed down and dimmed, then eventually stopped flashing and turned off. I tried charging it from the computer through the Motorola phone tools program, but my phone never connects because it always turns off before the program can detect the phone. Sometimes If I hold down the power button until the Motorola screen pops up it will say "Charging", then turn off immediately and go through the whole flashing white and blue cycle again... DO I NEED A NEW BATTERY OR A NEW CHARGER? The phone worked perfectly fine before the battery died so I don't think its the phone.

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  • Exibis Feb 07, 2008

    I bought a Motorola charger, it says:

    INPUT: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 0.2A

    OUTPUT: 5.0V - - - 550mA

  • nslater7897 Feb 09, 2008

    I have a similar problem with by Motorola V3 cell...the battery that won't quit charging.

    When I take the battery out, like suggested here, I get msg: 'unable to charge'. My charger says CH-MOTO V3/L7.

    Also, sometimes(3x) out of 20 attempts to power it up, cell turns off by itself while its doing: 'searching for network'. Other times, it just turns off before then.

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    charging problem

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    Same problem but the phone heats up, I bought a new battery and carged it (or so I thought and it has just gone the same way.

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    same problem as yours,even the adapter is dead:
    motorola is the worst,within one year my screen was gone and now this problem has arrived.

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Ok, that is the right voltage. Can you take the battery out and try to run the phone right off the charger and see it the phone work then?

    - Jim

    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Have you tried removing the battery and running the phone right off of the charger adapter? Does it work then? I would think a dead battery would just make the phone go dark (dead).

    I have a RAZR and that's what happens when my battery dies, although you'll get a battery low indicator and an audible warning that the battery is going before it completely goes.

    What was the brand of charger that your purchased? Was it RAZR compatible? What's the output voltage of it?

    - Jim

  • james a cloud May 03, 2013

    does not help it had charged before whith the same charger in use nom


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What if the motorola razor charger voltage is a bit too high? Does the phone reject the voltage or charge anyway?

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As i think that charger was not compatible to your phone so when you tried charging it the battery is dead bcoz of excess voltage than it normally bears with the compatible charger of ur phone ...
so this excess voltage has made the battery to be short circuited due to this may be the charging ic or the capacitor is gone ...
so i suggest you to take the cell to the near by technician and just have a check...

the only problem with all motorola phones is that it only charges with the charger with the desired voltage ... if the voltage of the charger is low then it will not show any response(i mean it will not charge but it will not cause any thing to battery as it is of less voltage than the desired voltage )
so i think the charger you buyed provides more than the desired voltage so the battery is dead .....

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