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Short battery life on my samsung j700, I have changed the battery twice and now have a 800 mhu, but the standby time is no where near the 250 hours originally maintained. Average standby time is about 60/80 hours. The phone is less than 2 years old with very light usage. regards Wallisch

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  • wallisch Oct 05, 2010

    Thanks your message,
    The phone is hardly being used.Less than one txt or a short call per day, no other usage.
    Under this circumstances the ( second) new battery last less than 48 hours.
    After the purchase about 18 month ago, the phone worked well, with a standby time close to one week, with the above described very light usage.
    It seems, as you suggested, that the main board is faulty.
    Any other ideas ?

    Regards
    Wallisch

  • wallisch Oct 05, 2010

    Thanks

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The stand by life is at bext 250 with the 800mah battery. but phone settings, programs, etc may spend more energy. Try restoring the phone to factory defaults without any 3rd party programs etc and it might last longer. Also Stand by time 250 hours means that the phone is on stand by mode with display turned off, no screensaver of anykind running, just powered on not being used at all on a desk. If you have the phone check your email or similar every 5 minutes, this will waste much more power. if you turn on the phone and send a text message, this will shorten the stand by time. Anything you do with the phone will shorten the stand by time.


it depends entirely on how the phone is used. Also the mainboard of the phone might be a bit worn out and it may be spending more power than it did when it was new. If the mainboard consumes too much power - above of what its supposed to, then it would be considered faulty.


A higher capacity battery might help also.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

  • Ekse Oct 05, 2010

    I would perform a full reset on the phone, take anythng important you have on it and perform a full EEPROM reset by entering *2767*3855# into the phone, the phone will restart and return to the condition it was when purchased.


    If the batterylife continues to be short, its then out of our control - so its a hardware problem. All I can suggest there is to either use a higher capacity battery or get the phone repaired or looked at by a repairer and see what they say about it.



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