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Electrical Problem with my Old v220 Phone

This problem prompted me to replace this phone a couple years ago but I was wondering if I could perhaps fix it now so that I have a backup phone if my current one craps out.

When powering up the phone, it loads successfully and functions normally, but 5-10 seconds after powering up it suddenly cuts power, and further attempts to turn it back on result in the lights of the phone flashing on and then off when not plugged into the wall charger. When plugged into the wall charger, the lights seem to be permanently stuck "on" at about half the intensity of normal, and it *looks* as if there is a short in the main power circuit. It is willing to turn on normally again after about 5 minutes. It's as if there is a short in the main power circuit somewhere, but after taking the phone apart, no obvious problems jump out at me. I thought the battery might have a bad connection in the contacts, so I added a small bead of solder to each one, but it still exhibits the same behavior. I've tried power the phone up with the BIOS battery(s) taken out but it still behaves the same. I've read that this seems to be a common problem with all Motorola phones to this day. Is this perhaps a problem in the circuitry? Or a faulty chip or other component?


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Not to sure what it really is why them...but you can take the phone and have the firmware reflash or upgraded on the phone for this to work

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